hip tranquil chick #79: guerilla creativity

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Bonjour from Denver! Welcome to the 79th edition of the Hip Tranquil Chick podcast: a guide to life on and off the yoga mat.

Today’s podcast is on a discussion of creativy with author and creativity extraordinarre Keri Smith, topped of with a look and pose of the podcast, and fun tunes! View our shownotes at hiptranquilchick.com/blog.

Keri Smith is an author/illustrator turned guerilla artist. She is the author and illustrator of several books including Wreck This Journal, an activity book for creative destruction (2007 Penguin Books), and the Guerilla Art Kit, everything you need to put your message out into the world (2007, Princeton Architectural Press), Living Out Loud: activities to fuel a creative life, (2003, Chronicle Books), Tear Up This Book (2005, American Girl), Story in a Box-Cinderella, and Princess and the Pea (2001, Chronicle Books).

As a free lance illustrator she has worked for a wide variety of clients worldwide. Most recently Random House, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Ford Motor Co., The Boston Globe, Galison/Mudpuppy Press, and Hallmark. In the last few years she has given lectures and workshops on the topic of “living creatively” for the How Design Conference, the Ontario Graphic Artist’s Assocation, UC Davis, and schools across North America. She has been featured in How, Step by Step, Print, Bust, and many more. Having left her home of Toronto in recent years Keri currently lives in Troy, NY. Learn more at kerismith.com.

Pose of the Podcast: Double pigeon

Look of the Podcast: Tube top

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To close out the show, we’re playing podsafe music by new and independent artists from Podsafe Music Network. Today’s selection is When Pluto Plays Pingpong by Electrix. You can learn more this week’s featured artist, including how to get more of his music at electrixmusic.de.

Thanks for joining me for the 79th edition of the HTC podcast. Get your creativity on!

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