Print your own Art of Doing Stuff Bookmark

Back by popular demand is the PDF of the Art of Doing Stuff bookmark.

It never really occurred to me when I posted about this little thing last week that you would take it upon yourselves to print them out. I figured I’d have them made up and hand them out at events or give them to people on the street that looked sad.  (Bookmarks are a natural anti-depressant.  Like Ginko Biloba.  Or hot dogs.)

You don’t read a lot about it in the medical journals what with them being filled up with ads for Viagra, but it’s true nonetheless.

In fact depending on what book you use it in conjunction with, your bookmark could replace Viagra too.

So today I’m offering you the PDF of my bookmark so you can download it, print it at whim and get happy.

To get the PDF just click on the bookmark.

It will automatically download to your “downloads” folder.



Several kind, and possibly clinically depressed, souls asked for this so they could print one out for themselves and also print out a bunch to give to local coffee shops or bookstores to hand out.

If you too would like to do that I’m all for it.  You have my full support and thanks for helping to promote  The Art of Doing Stuff.  This moderately sized site can use all the promotion it can get.  Without promotion I don’t get new readers, without new readers I don’t make money, without money I get depressed.  It’s a vicious circle that starts and ends with a bookmark.

I’ve just managed to give myself a headache. Know what’ll cure a headache?

Pills. Very expensive pills.

Have a good weekend!







My bookmarks are printed on 12pt. glossy cardstock.  



  1. KimS says:

    What a brilliant idea! Taking this time to tell you something that I LOVE about your website: the forward and backward links at the top of the page, under your header. Really that’s brilliant, too. I think it encourages readers to just have a feast reading your posts….not sure why many other blogger sites don’t do this.

  2. Kathy says:

    A Happy Day Present! Thanks ever so much!

  3. Diana says:

    very nice!!!

  4. Linda says:

    Thank You Karen! I love free stuff…although, now I have to buy ink for my printer, which costs more than the printer, so technically, it’s not free, but that’s ok! ;-D

  5. Edwina says:

    I just printed out the bookmark. I love your site. I found it when went looking for how to darn a sock. You have a great post on how to do it, but I never darned the old sock, I just bought new ones. But now I know how to do stuff! Thanks!

  6. Shauna says:

    I really want to use this bookmark, but I read with newfangled books aka, Kindle. I do still read real magazines though – DIY magazines and this would fit right into that. Yep, that’s what I’m gonna do. I like the idea of handing out to a coffee shop too.

  7. Kate says:

    Thank you! I’ve been collecting bookmarks for over 30 years, and I don’t think I’ll ever have too many! Wow, that sounds really nerdy now that I’ve typed it out!

    Happy Weekend! :-)

  8. Nancy Blue Moon says:

    Thank you..Thank you..Thank you..I shall treasure this along with my TAODS tea towel..You are the best!

  9. says:

    I love presents!! Thanks Karen!

  10. Athena R says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this! You’re the best!

  11. Brenda says:

    Hey..thanks! This is awesome because it’s a bookmark, it’s from “The Art of Doing Stuff” and …. I realized after quickly assembling and shipping off my envelope to Canada last week (with self-addressed stamped envelope enclosed) in order to be one of the first lucky recipients of the newly minted TAoDS bookmark, that the same self-addressed stamped return envelope had U.S. postage on it, not Canadian….so I was never going to see it again. Bummer.

    • Karen says:

      Brenda – You were one of the first envelopes! I’ve peeled off any foreign stamps and replaced them with Canadian so everyone who won, will be getting their bookmarks. :) ~ karen

  12. Sue says:

    Morning Karen! So happy for you that the bookmarks have taken on a life of their own! That was a mighty fine idea :)

  13. Mariella says:

    Thank you!

  14. Jrn says:

    Of course we are printing these out! As an aspiring but amateur student in the art of doing stuff this is about as easy as it gets. Well, except maybe for that video on how to open a pasta package…

  15. gloria says:

    I hate to hear about your headaches. A very good neurologist and the right preventative meds. has helped me get rid of my migraines after a life-long struggle with them. Hoping the same for you.

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