Is there someone on your list that is hard to buy for? Do they seem to have everything? Do they like books? Are they creative or want to be creative? If you answered yes to any of those questions then you need to keep reading. I may have the perfect holiday gift for them. Keri Smith’s Adventure Lab is a wonderful gift idea. It’s a series of books that help you get in touch with your creative side. Step out of the reality of day to day life and daydream like you did when you where a child. Many of us have forgotten how to do that but with a little help from Keri Smith you will be discovering far off imaginary places like you once did as kid.
There are three books to help guide you on your journey. In book one The Imaginary World you are coached or guided on how to get back in touch with your imagination. There are exercises throughout the book to help you create your perfect magical place. There are prompts to create various places in your world. One prompt is to build a museum – would it be big? small? portable? public? secret? what would it hold? You even get to choose your persona and secret identity. It’s a really fun book and helps you just get in touch with your creative side.
The second book is called F nish Th s B k. This book is going to help you expand your thoughts and vision for writing. There are exercises in looking at an object or picture and drawing a story out of them. It teaches you how to not be constricted when being creative. You may start a story with one thought and then find out as your are writing it evolves into something completely different. Just go with it! See where it takes you. It’s all about the journey. Not the destination.
The last and final book is How to be an Explorer of the World. Every page is a prompt to look at the world differently. For example, head to the library and look at book titles. Now make poems from the titles. Or take a walk and focus on all the smells you encounter. Write them down and then try to identify them. This book helps you get in touch with all your senses and expand your mind.
If you are looking for a way to look at the world differently or expand your creativity this is a great set of books. Keri Smith’s Adventure Lab is a handbook for helping bring out the creativity in each person.