How to be an Explorer of the World: Portable Life Museum

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Penguin, 2008 - Self-Help - 204 pages
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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.


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I love the book so MUCH!!! I got it for Christmas this year (2012) and I love how the author states that you can ignore or revise things to fit you!!! A must have for folks who are good with their imagination and those who love a good book that's playful and long lasting!!!:))))))))))))

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This book is catered to anyone who wants to get more out of life (everyone). Barry shows us simple ways that we've all forgotten to stay present in the life we live. Completing her workbook-of-sorts strengthened my life in a simple but priceless way.


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About the author (2008)

Keri Smith is a bestselling author, illustrator, and thinker. Her books demonstrate a 'learn by doing approach', and are being used in school curriculums all over the world as a way of fostering non-traditional methods of exploration. She also teaches and conducts workshops based on her non-traditional techniques across North America. Her books include: Wreck This Journal, How to Be an Explorer of the World, This is Not a Book, Mess - A Manual of Accidents and Mistakes, Finish This Book, and Pocket Scavenger. She enjoys spending time with her husband, experimental musician Jefferson Pitcher, and two children Tilden and Ida.

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