Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Survival Kit for Artists

I'm a bit lost at the moment, it's a boring story... so I'll focus on something really cool I just found via a bookmark I made last year sometime during the Flying Lesson's e-course . . .

This is by a very clever lady named Keri Smith she has fabulously and bodaciously created an 'Artist's Survival Kit'

You know that saying ... you had me at 'hello' ... well she had me at "when you feel like everything you do is shit"

This is a snippet from the intro to her fabulous kit...

"For the really bad days, for the days when you want to quit, when you feel like everything you do is shit, when you feel your self-esteem plummet, when you decide that you would rather wait tables for a living, when you start to think you will never make a living making art, when you are working on something and feel like you hate it more than you’ve ever hated anything in your life, when someone makes an offhand remark about your work and afterwards you feel dejected, when you wish you had gone to school for accounting, when you start to believe that maybe your family was right, when you want to lie in bed for a month and eat chips.
It pays to have a sense of humor.

The artist’s survival kit offers some help .

I'm printing it out for myself now!

so now, at least I can feel like I did one useful thing today... I shared a cool thing xx

love Denise xo


  1. oh i love kerri smith
    my son is currently "wrecking his journal" by her
    love it 2
    starting the young ones early, so they don't have the same blocks as their mama.
    : )

  2. Nice one Dana,

    I'm going to have to re-visit her site and soak up some more inspiration and cool stuff.
    will look into wrecking journal info too?!

    yes... those blocks... I've been peeking my nose back into some bits and pieces in the studio this week... it feels so delicious... but still hard to stick with it.