Live Now: Artful Messages Of Hope, Happiness & Healing by Eric Smith

5756acad4794c5f.jpg Author Eric Smith
Isbn 9781440308413
File size 13 MB
Year 2011
Pages 224
Language English
File format PDF
Category personality


Cincinnati, Ohio Z8077i_1FRONT_MATTER.indd i 11/29/10 2:02 PM LIVE NOW. Copyright © 2011 by Eric Smith. Manufactured in China. All rights reserved. No other part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means including information storage and retrieval systems without permission in writing from the publisher, except by a reviewer, who may quote brief passages in a review. Published by HOW Books, an imprint of F+W Media, Inc., 4700 East Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45236. (800) 289-0963. First edition. For more excellent books and resources for designers, visit 15 14 13 12 11 5 4 3 2 1 Distributed in Canada by Fraser Direct, 100 Armstrong Avenue, Georgetown, Ontario, Canada L7G 5S4, Tel: (905) 877-4411. Distributed in the U.K and Europe by F+W Media International, Brunel House, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 4PU, England, Tel: (+44) 1626323200, Fax: (+44) 1626-323319, E-mail: [email protected] Distributed in Australia by Capricorn Link, P.O. Box 704, Windsor, NSW 2756 Australia, Tel: (02) 4577-3555. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Smith, Eric. Live now / Eric Smith. -- 1st ed. p. cm. Includes index. ISBN 978-1-4403-0841-3 (pbk. : alk. paper) 1. Conduct of life--Quotations, maxims, etc. I. Title. BJ1581.2.S565 2011 170’.44--dc22 2010045262 Edited by Megan Patrick Cover designed by Eric Smith Interior designed by Grace Ring Production coordinated by Greg Nock Z8077i_1FRONT_MATTER.indd ii 11/29/10 2:02 PM ABOUT THE AUTHOR Eric Smith was born and raised in a small town in the Pacific Northwest, you’ve probably never heard of it. Thankfully, he didn’t have to look far for inspiration. When you’re surrounded by trees bigger than your house, and every direction you turn looks like a rocky mountain postcard, you’re in Washington. Other early inspirations as an 80’s kid include: Nickelodeon, BMX culture and his Dad’s record collection. Through the love and encouragement of his Mom, Smith’s hands were never far from a sketchpad and pencil. High five, Mom! Spring 2008 brought more than a change of season. Along with the rain came a flood when Smith was diagnosed with cancer. Life would never be the same, but that was for the better. He began to discover what cancer could gift to him—the ability to absorb each moment as if it were his whole life. Smith began creating as a method of healing; optimism and hand drawn typography made for the perfect antidote. What was once a seed became a fruit, and people from all over the globe started to hear about Live Now and wanted to join in on the fun. Today, there is a strong community of more than 100 friends pursuing the present and spreading happiness. Alongside Live Now, Eric Smith runs IDRAWALLDAY, a freelance graphic design, illustration, and art direction practice. To learn more about the author visit Z8077i_1FRONT_MATTER.indd iii 11/29/10 2:02 PM Dedicated to the source of true happiness and love. Z8077i_1FRONT_MATTER.indd iv 11/29/10 2:02 PM introduction Some time ago, I was diagnosed with cancer. Instantly perspective changed within me. The fearful, human part of my being wanted to resist this disease, label it as bad and be at the mercy of this situation. But the essence of my spirit knew that this situation could not be isolated from the hidden harmony I seek to follow each day. Having my physical life threatened provoked within me a strong separation between my spiritual and physical being. Although my physical body was being attacked, my spiritual essence was untouchable. My experience with cancer was this: Live Now! Cancer changed the way I ate, slept, and most important, the way I live. Before cancer I was like most folks, just cruising along. It was during my treatment when I started to discover what cancer could gift to me—the ability to absorb every moment as if each one were my whole life. The Live Now Project was born! We are a growing collection of friends powerfully pursuing the notion of living now. We’re spreading our message through artwork, literature, relationships, 1 Z8077i_PART1.indd 1 11/29/10 2:03 PM exhibitions and more. This movement cannot be confined, is spilling out, and making history. The Live Now book is a selection of artwork from myself and many other talented friends from around the world. We hope you enjoy it. Find out more at 2 Z8077i_PART1.indd 2 11/29/10 2:03 PM Z8077i_PART1.indd 3 11/29/10 2:03 PM ERIC SMITH 4 Z8077i_PART1.indd 4 11/29/10 2:03 PM Z8077i_PART1.indd 5 11/29/10 2:03 PM MIKEY BURTON 6 Z8077i_PART1.indd 6 11/29/10 2:03 PM Z8077i_PART1.indd 7 11/29/10 2:03 PM SLIDE SIDEWAYS 8 Z8077i_PART1.indd 8 11/29/10 2:03 PM Z8077i_PART1.indd 9 11/29/10 2:03 PM CHAD KOURI, Photo by Ben Speckmann 10 Z8077i_PART1.indd 10 11/29/10 2:03 PM Z8077i_PART1.indd 11 11/29/10 2:03 PM ERIC SMITH 12 Z8077i_PART1.indd 12 11/29/10 2:03 PM Z8077i_PART1.indd 13 11/29/10 2:03 PM MIKEY BURTON 14 Z8077i_PART1.indd 14 11/29/10 2:03 PM Z8077i_PART1.indd 15 11/29/10 2:03 PM

Author Eric Smith Isbn 9781440308413 File size 13 MB Year 2011 Pages 224 Language English File format PDF Category Personality Book Description: FacebookTwitterGoogle+TumblrDiggMySpaceShare This is a great book that inspires both visually and verbally. Eric Smith faces cancer with strength and a positive spirit and is sharing that with a growing group of people. Amazing and wonderful, a must read and a must share book to help stay in the moment and be thankful for every day. Inspiration for Every DayWhen illustrator Eric Smith was diagnosed with cancer, he chose to turn his illness into a gift and started the Live Now Project, a website that collects inspiring, illustrated quotations drawn by designers and illustrators from around the world. Now he’s gathered the best quotes into this inspiring little book.Flip though for a quick pick-me-up or take advantage of the perforated pages to display your favorites and share special sentiments with friends and family. Modern and uplifting, each image will help you remember to live now.     Download (13 MB) 50 Ways To Say You’re Awesome Beating Bipolar The Art of Being Brilliant: Transform Your Life by Doing What Works For You The Child Whisperer, The Ultimate Handbook For Raising Happy, Successful, And Cooperative Children Rethink: The Way You Live Load more posts

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