One of the many brilliant women I encountered in Chicago was Keri Smith. Although, it wasn’t a planned encounter. Not someone I planned on meeting or being inspired by. See, I was really torn over two sessions being held at the same time. There was the Moms-Who-Blog panel which was being run by women I read daily. I’m a Mom. Who blogs. This was a panel for me.
But another session was about Blogging being More Than Words. It was about art. ART. I don’t do art. Why would I even consider that session? Well, First: It was being moderated by Gayla, who I met last year in California and who I find fascinating and inspiring and she’s just so cool. Second: It was about art. ART. And deep down inside, I am nothing more than an artist-wannabe. Third: My friend Michelle recommended I got to the Art panel because of the previously mentioned Keri Smith.
So, I decided to go to the Art Session. And it was fantastic. I hope to talk about each of the panel members one day, but today it’s all Keri. I waited to get her autograph on one of her kits but she seemed to constantly be busy being interviewed and talked to and I was way too shy to just interrupt. So, I left Chicago not even having told her how cool I thought she was. Which means now her life is unfulfilled, you know.
Today, another blogger I met in Chicago – Jen Lemen – mentioned of Keri’s Guerrilla art style today. She was going to leave post-it notes places saying things like “Love is All Around.” And y’all? I’m totally inspired and want to do the same. There is just a part of me, the bohemian part, that longs to be one of those creative souls who oozes art. Post-it notes with wonderful messages left around town? It’s brilliant! Why can’t I think of those type of things? I’m totally going to do it. I’m going to start carrying a post-it note pad around in my purse and when I use a public restroom, I’ll leave a happy note behind. It’s totally not me, but I want it to be me! So I’m totally going to do it.
Now, I just need ideas of what to write. I’m guessing, “I like donuts” would kinda miss the point.