I've been up about an hour earlier than usual. I'm planning for a nice nap this afternoon, god willing.

From the Keri Smith....

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 .

directions: 1. print out the following five pages (cardstock would be best). 2. cut each page into four sections. 3. keep for yourself, or give to artist friends who could use a little pick me up.

survival1.pdf (827K)

survival2.pdf (523K)

survival3.pdf (473K)

survival4.pdf (1MB)

survival5.pdf (840K)

NOTE: The Artist's Survival Kit is a free download. If you like what I am doing and would like to support me in some way, you are invited to make a donation to the Stephen Lewis foundation via Canada Helps. I have set up a page to make it easy for you.


back to wish jar


On another note....http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Planck


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