How to Be an Explorer of the World

Portable Life Museum

By Keri Smith
Perigee Books, Paperback, 9780399534607, 204pp.

Publication Date: October 2008

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“Keri Smith has written another book to spark creativity and to help us remember who we are. How to Be an Explorer of the World will make a great gift.”
— Keri Holmes, The Kaleidoscope: Our Focus Is You, Hampton, IA


Description
From the author of "Wreck This Journal," an interactive guide for exploring and documenting the art and science of everyday life.
Artists and scientists analyze the world around them in surprisingly similar ways, by observing, collecting, documenting, analyzing, and comparing. In this captivating guided journal, readers are encouraged to explore their world as both artists and scientists.
The mission Smith proposes? ?To document and observe the world around you. As if you?ve never seen it before. Take notes. Collect things you find on your travels. Document findings. Notice patterns. Copy. Trace. Focus on one thing at a time. Record what you are drawn to.?
With a series of interactive prompts and a beautifully hand-illustrated two-color package, readers will enjoy exploring and discovering the world through this gorgeous book.



About the Author
Keri Smith is an author and illustrator turned guerilla artist. She is the author of several books including Living Out Loud and Tear Up this Book and the creator of the popular weblog Wish Jar Journal, which attracts over ten thousand readers daily.



Praise For How to Be an Explorer of the World

“Both daring and meditative, How to Be an Explorer of the World is part Maira Kalman, part Wendy MacNaughton, part its very own kind of whimsy, delivering — beautifully — exactly what it says on the tin, with an invitation to be just a little bit more alive each day.”
—Brain Pickings

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