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    @austinkleon is a writer who draws. He’s the author of two bestselling books: Steal Like An Artist (2012) is an illustrated manifesto for creativity in the digital age, and Newspaper Blackout (2010) is a collection of poetry made by redacting words from newspaper articles with a permanent marker.

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    Steal Like An Artist - Promotional Poster. You don’t need to be a genius, you just need to be yourself. That’s the message from Austin Kleon, a young writer and artist who knows that creativity is everywhere, creativity is for everyone. A manifesto for the digital age, Steal Like an Artist is a guide whose positive message, graphic look and illustrations, exercises, and examples will put readers directly in touch with their artistic side.When Mr. Kleon was asked to address college students in upstate New York, he shaped his speech around the ten things he wished someone had told him when he was starting out. The talk went viral, and its author dug deeper into his own ideas to create Steal Like an Artist, the book. The result is inspiring, hip, original, practical, and entertaining. And filled with new truths about creativity: Nothing is original, so embrace influence, col- lect ideas, and remix and re-imagine to discover your own path. Follow your interests wherever they take you. Stay smart, stay out of debt, and risk being boring—the creative you will need to make room to be wild and daring in your imagination. Get it here: UK: ,

  • Anna Del

    "Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told Me About the Creative Life" by Austin Kleon

  • Rana Rei

    Steal like an artist. Austin Kleon. #Quote #Art #creativity

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Kleon goes on to delineate the qualities you’ll need to cultivate for the creative life — things like kindness, curiosity, “productive procrastination,” “a willingness to look stupid” — demonstrating that “creativity” isn’t some abstract phenomenon bestowed upon the fortunate few but, rather, a deliberate mindset and pragmatic ethos we can architect for ourselves. As he puts it, “you are a mashup of what you let into your life.”

1-10 by Austin Kleon

  • Sandy Peelman

    I love it too but please explain number 10 to me.

  • Mary Beth Pcolar

    Could #10 possibly be saying that you need to take away all bounderies and things that block your creativity ? Remove the negatives...... My opinion !

  • Julia Simmons

    I was confused by 10 also, but then I thought maybe it is looking at the world thru your perspective and subtracting all of the clutter and highlighting an...idea or an...inspiration and then doing something....A guess

  • Gowanus Furniture

    It's all about stripping it down, I think. Elegance. There's always a way you can say more better, briefer. That's where the genius is. For me, the vast majority of the time, projects get better after I mull for a bit & make them simpler. We're all dealing with these big blocks of stone with good ideas somewhehre inside, just need to chisel it out (the hard part)...

  • Anne James

    Read this book.. Spot on..

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Steal Like An Artist: Fill Up Your Creative Batteries With Austin Kleons Priceless Advice #writing

Finish Each Day...

its black because to many people use it to deceive others its satans favorite tool everytime i have ever met an extremly nice person and think wow thats cool i always find those are the worst as they are covering for a black heart

When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. ~Steve Jobs #creativity #quote

Seeking first the kingdom: I want to start waking up a little earlier, so my morning quiet times feel less rushed.