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Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative 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.

  • Kindle Edition
  • 160 pages
  • Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative
  • Austin Kleon
  • English
  • 13 November 2017

About the Author: Austin Kleon

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10 thoughts on “Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative

  1. says:

    this book was incredible i feel so inspired and motivated

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    These kind of books are like candy They make me feel better in the moment, but ultimately don t do much towards building a full picture of happiness.The inherent problem in any book that s a how to for something artistic, whether it be writing or painting or making music or the artistry in tailoring a custom Voltron costume, the problem with the how to book is that when you re reading the how to book you re not doing the actual thing you re being taught to do In other words, a book ABOUT writing is probably less helpful to a writer than a book that s just plain good A how to book about painting is probably of less use than a book of paintings you enjoy.I m not saying there s no place for these types of books, and this one is smart because it s a quick read and it sticks pretty well to the motivational side of things as opposed to the nuts and bolts It s good to read motivational stuff, especially because creating art can be a pretty lon...

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    Steal Like an Artist is essential and required reading for all artists, regardless of the type of art you create.It s a quick read that you can finish in one sitting, but the ideas and advice it contains will stay with you long after you ve put it down Some of Austin s suggestions will validate what you re already doing, some will challenge you to fundamentally change a creative practice, others will inspire you to grab a notebook and get to work immediately.Because it s such a small and accessible book, you ll want to go back to it from time to time Just like Stephen King s On Writing, as you change and grow as an artist, it reveals new ideas and inspirations t...

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    This was such a phenomenal and much needed read for me Steal Like an Artist gives ideas that apply to anyone who s trying to inject some creativity into their life and their work It really inspired me and I can t wait for what s next.Also, can I just quote everything Because I really need and want to Always be reading Go to the library There s magic in being surrounded by books Get lost in the stacks Read bibliographies It s not the book you start with, it s the book that book leads you to School is one thing Education is another The two don t always overlap Whether you re in school or not, it s always your job to get yourself an education Start copying what you love Copy copy copy copy At the end of the copy you will find your self Yohji Yamamoto Nobody is born with a style or a voice We don t come out of the womb knowing who we are In the beginning, we learn by pretending to be our heroes We learn by copying We learn to write by copying down the alphabet Musicians learn to play by practicing scales Painters learn to paint by reproducing masterpieces You don t put your...

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    This review is longer than the book itself Here are the Top Ten Points that the author makes in this teeny book 1 Steal like an artist2 Don t wait until you know who you are to get started3 Write the book you want to read4 Use your hands5 Side projects and hobbies are important6 Do good work and share it with people7 Geography is no longer our master8 Be nice the world is a small town 9 Be boring it s the only way to get work done 10 Creativity is subtractionIt s all very good advice It s all great reminders.But that s what these are reminders.The beef I have with self help or how to books is that the information inside the covers is stuff you already know You just haven t thought about it before This isn t to say that these books aren t helpful for many but for people who are too busy or, in extreme cases, too lazy to think for themselves They can read the books and their third eye can open and they can think they ve just broke new ground and then they don t go off to do what it is they were learning how to do.What is good about Kleon s book is that he acknowledges almost immediately that there is no such thing as originality Had he not written that very early...

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    I read this after reading Show Your Work which is the opposite order of publication, and while I definitely preferred the latter, this was also really great Sometimes it just has to be one idea, one quote, one line, that can make a book for you This book was solidly consistently good, but for me it was the push to start using a notebook that really made a change for me So personally I liked the other one , but I ve h...

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    Posted at Shelf InflictedThis eye catching little book was wedged into the corner of one of the couches in the student lounge where I work I was there for a cup of coffee, and since it was a rather slow day, I decided to pick up the book and read There s a lot of common sense stuff in here for all types of creative people You don t have to be an artist or writer to benefit from these inspirational bits They can help those who want to be creative at work, or find room in one s life for a hobby when time is in short supply There are other tips for managing one s life in order to be able to spend the time doing creative and fulfilling work I really like this advice Your brain gets too comfortable in your everyday surroundings You need to make it uncomfortable You need to spend some time in another land, among people th...

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    Austin Kleon s Steal Like An Artist is a fun little book Given that I m not an artist I wasn t seeking words of wisdom This book just landed in my hands and I couldn t resist reading it Austin says every artist gets asked the question, where do you get your ideas Austin says The honest artist answers , I steal them as in RIPS THEM OFF Perhaps a kind way to answer the question is an artist draws inspiration from others But what do I know I m not an artist This little book is filled with fun engaging anecdotes..with a list of 10 things to do to unlock our creativity 9 is BE BORING I ve got that one down I m a master of boring but creative I have my doubts He recommended 10 books we should read I ve only read 1 on his list Bird by Bird By Anne Lamott Proof I AM NOT CREATIVE But..Austin listed THINGS WE MUST DO Take a walk works for me Start your swipe file What the hell is a swipe file Go to the library I DO Buy a not...

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    I recently went to an artist lecture at the Phoenix Art Museum The audience was a mix of young artists trying to make their way, fans of the artist, and amateur art enthusiasts just there for the experience While offering words of wisdom to the young artists in the crowd, he said every day you have to wake up in the morning and tell yourself a story, even if it s bullshit He was referring to the dark voice that talks to artists who haven t made it big yet Writers and musicians have that dark voice also It s that dark voice that whispers into your ear at night and tells you that your work isn t good enough That dark voice that tells you someone has already made something like this before That dark voice that tells you, you re a fraud That dark voice that tells you that you can t be like your favorite author That dark voice t...

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