May 06, 2021
How to Be an Explorer of the World: Portable Life Museum
Posted by Keri Smith

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 anFrom 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.

  • Title: How to Be an Explorer of the World: Portable Life Museum
  • Author: Keri Smith
  • ISBN: 9780399534607
  • Page: 160
  • Format: Paperback
  • How to Be an Explorer of the World Portable Life Museum 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 simi


    Ever since I was little I always loved those books that you could write in the ones that have some story, or quotes, or something inspirational, but also an interactive component When I got this book, I wasn t completely sure what to expect all I knew was I loved the title, the idea, and the glimpses of pages I caught Now that I ve read through it, I absolutely love it It blends together the ideas of science and art and inspires you to not do anything outrageous, but instead be an explorer in an [...]

    Matteo Fumagalli

    E se ci fossero nel giornale tutti i segreti dell universo scritti in codice Videorecensione youtu XXVgF2SprgwUn libro STUPENDO che ha come scopo l educazione allo sguardo e l esercizio di tutti i nostri sensi e capacit di interazione.Utile per chi non si sorprende mai di niente e per chi crede che per fare esperienze sconvolgenti si debba andare lontani.A volte, si pu tranquillamente fare un viaggio bellissimo rimanendo in casa propria.


    I just loved this book So inspirational and lovely and a wonderful gift for anyone searching for themselves, or in need of fresh eyes and how to get there.


    This book Oh, boy This book I could go on for days How to Be an Explorer of the World by Keri Smith is about seeing the world it is about listening and observing and collecting and searching for the stories of all the small lost broken misplaced misunderstood pieces of the world It can be read on many different levels cute activity book versus intense philisophical experience all of which are delightful The layout of each page, and the text, and the EVERYTHING Everyone should read this book The [...]


    I think Keri Smith is set out to make everyone a hoarder Nah, I kid, I kid Granted, this book involves A LOT of collecting of items but what it s mostly about is being a part of the world I ve been realizing this a lot lately, looking at things that I wouldn t normally look at, looking at things, sounds, smells, experiences in ways I wouldn t normally look at them It s about being present and aware If I can recommend this book to anyone it would be to fellow aspiring writers To be a good write [...]

    Patrick Sherriff

    I found this in a second hand bookshop in Japan today and bought it on a whim It s a fun, easy to read guidebook to creative thinking took me less than two leisurely hours in a coffee shop to get through that s perfect for the wannabe artist who needs somewhere to begin That somewhere is here, beginning with thinking about your immediate vicinity and categorising everything great and small but mostly small around you Good stuff, and pre dates Austin Cleon s similar but for my money, better Steal [...]


    Often we forget about the physicality of observing, literally changing our viewpoint or perspective We have become glued to our computer and television screens that we forget to explore the natural world, the original instructor on how to be curious about detail Jennifer New This book opens its readers to a whole new world stripped of its familiarity From accidental art to things we ve never seen before, from what we choose to keep and what we throw away, it makes us explore the world like we ve [...]


    This is one of those books that is great for creative people or people who want to develop creative habits perspectives It is a collection of exercises gathered mostly from external well cited sources that will give you a method of moving through your life like an explorer By following all the exercises in here, you could create a portable museum of your life, certainly, and there is advice on how to even have showings or exhibitions of your museum I can see this ultimately being useful as a st [...]


    An art teacher friend loaned this to me I need to get my own copy This activity book is about observing, documenting, collecting noticing and being amazed at the little things how to look at the banal around you and see it as if you were a tourist, new to your own world in a fun, adventurous way This book is fascinating as an adult, and would also be interesting to do with wee people.

    Bastian Greshake Tzovaras

    A lovely book that urges you to open your eyes and see and take note of your environment With lots of suggestions on how to train your eyes, by collecting and charting colors, accidental art, etc I ll definitely give some of them a try.


    A few friends were given this journal of sorts in a Foundations Art program at Alfred University I decided to pick it up to see what might be inside.I feel this text is for the stunted artist, perhaps one that needs faith in self to become an artist or the wayward youth unfocused Perhaps it is right to give this text to those beginning their academic adventure into the art world, but I feel that having made the great leap to decide on going to college for art, the text may seem trivial, mundane, [...]

    Claudia Larissa

    All books continue in the beyond Italo CalvinoLas ilustraciones, fotograf as, el dise o y la tipograf a son tan hermosas que quisiera com rmelas.Keri Smith siempre dici ndonos que olvidemos los estereotipos, que dejemos volar nuestra imaginaci n, que seamos un desastre y seamos creativos sin que nadie nos detenga.Cada misi n es creativa, cada detalle del libro y las frases de otros artistas son tan dulces.Cada que veo la portada y las fotos de este libro me dan ganas de salir a alg n lado por un [...]

    David Schaafsma

    A kind of quirky and philosophical book for kids and parents about seeing the world differently, with several explorations to keep people busy for a summer, and Has places in the book for research notes, data collection, setting up a place for a museum or way to demonstrate your findings It s not about the usual kinds of collections, such as bugs or leaves, but collecting objects on the way to school, or a sound map, or faces you see in common every day objects Of course, it s kinda about ways [...]


    5 stars for Keri Smith s, How to be an Explorer of the World, because the title stays true to its content Appropriate for all ages, Smith suggests a variety of activities and observations one can perform to awaken their senses and imagination If you re looking to find curiosity and creativity within yourself, I wouldn t pass this up as it will surely lead you there All of the suggestions in this book, although eccentric at times, are possible regardless of your budget or location To some extent [...]


    this is a very frustrating book to find at the libraryis is a do, and see, and discover, and explore, and create, and put it all in one book book a rip it apart, and put it all back to gether in different pieces book.a buy me, now and discover book with the quote how to be an artist on the back cover, you would think the book is aimed at.tists it is, but i see prompts for writing, and chances for collecting, as well if you want to open up yourself to many different mediums, this is a great tome [...]

    Reading Fool

    I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.A precursor to This Is Not a Book, this is a journal of sorts, you fill in the pages as the activity or question prompts you This book would appeal to young people and would be a good alternative to the smartphone as something to do when you re not engaged in conversation with others The back cover reads At any given moment, no matter where you are, there are hundreds of things around you that are interesting and worth documenting Amen to th [...]

    Jennifer McIntyre

    Picking this up today and starting it I could have sworn I had read it before maybe it is the basis for a class on Big Picture Scrapbooking Everyday Adventures with Tami Morrison that starts on April 15th in us bigpicturescrapbookingRead thru the book last night which has given me some ideas for the BPS class with this book Tami will definitely make this FUN


    I loved this fun book Often we overlook the details and don t know how to catalog our lives Blogs are great at being effient and scrapbooking is a capial industry than it is a creative outlet This small book is amazingly wonderful in suggesting ways to see and document the world around you It has changed the way I see my everyday evnironment and new ones too Not to mention the ideas are fun and creative.

    Cynthia Agnieszka

    Amazing book I like how this book incorporates science and research principles to discovery while keeping an open mind to everything around you science is really not lofty and only for those wearing white lab coats, through this book I realized that everyone is a scientist in using one s own senses to see and observe If only we could all share what we find


    a great book with little exercises to look closer at everything around you in everyday life this is fun and not just for artist or art teachers it opens your eyes and ears and makes you think about the world around you I actually started to look at things differently.


    I ve been trying to find the perfect balance between art and science in my personal projects and this book will be my guide in that endeavor Just what I needed to start looking at the world in a whole new way.


    Although I like Keri Smith, this book left me underwhelmed A lot of repetition and not very inspiring If you are a mindful person, none of this will be new to you This is definitely a book that you borrow from the library, not purchase.


    I don t think Kari Smith ever uses the word mindfulness, but she manages to turn it into a game When it was serious and important, I couldn t do it, but I ve been being mindful all day, and although I ve done nothing but play with my son and tidy up a bit, it s been the best day ever.


    Absolutely adore this book words images experiments ideas collections noticing pure genius If you follow the ideas and explorations in this book, you will indeed start to notice all of the marvelousness in the world and the muse will be your companion.

    Jomanah Aloumi

    Won t complete it nor fill it until I travel somewhere or go on a trip, I feel the need to take this book with me somewhere far Too wonderdul and I really, really love it.


    No thanks Though perfect for that artistic 16 year old who nobody gets


    I really love this book It is filled with exploration tasks that spark creativity, but the ultimate message of the book is to take pause from all of life s busyness, and notice what is around you

    martin eden

    that s a really good book to see and so discover your surrounding world.

    The Couch Wanderers

    For the rest of this review go to thecouchwanderers The reason that I bought this book is because A I try to find adventure where I can so the name of the book immediately grabbed me, and B I bought the author s Wreck This Journal book years ago, and re bought it a few months ago It is amazing and so much fun So for those two reasons, I sought out How to be an Explorer of the World Now the book wasn t quite what I was expecting, but I couldn t verbalize my expectations if I tried I think I proba [...]


    This is like a book version of The Art Assignment from before The Art Assignment was a thing Each page suggests an experiment or new approach to experiencing, observing, or documenting the world There are different prompts that would be good creative jump starts for visual artists, writers, actors, and scientists There s some repetition but not a lot the author really provides a lot of options for you to choose from It says at the beginning that all you need is the book and a writing utensil, bu [...]

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