Steal Like an Artist + Show Your Work!

These two quick little reads by Austin Kleon have been on my nightstand for a few nights lately. Their titles caught my attention as I was scrolling over a collection of books at Let's Make Art.


I had never heard of him before, but found these both rather interesting, encouraging, + worthy to share! They each cover 10 different things about being creative + sharing your work (which I'm always scared to do). I laughed at myself several times reading what Austin had to say; thanks for reminding me of my tendencies... : )

photo cred: Ranch Road Home | Emilee Jordan

Steal Like an Artist helps you "Unlock your creativity" + covers how to:

  1. Steal like an artist.

  2. Don't wait until you know who you are to get started.

  3. Write the book you want to read.

  4. Use your hands.

  5. Side projects + hobbies are important.

  6. The Secret: Do good work + share it with people.

  7. Geography is no longer our master.

  8. Be nice. (The world is a small town.)

  9. Be boring. (It's the only way to get work done.)

  10. Creativity is subraction.

Show Your Work! "helps you share like an artist" + helps you understand:

  1. You don't have to be a genius.

  2. Think process, not product.

  3. Share something small every day.

  4. Open up your cabinet of curiosities.

  5. Tell good stories.

  6. Teach what you know.

  7. Don't turn into human spam.

  8. Learn to take a punch.

  9. Sell out.

  10. Stick around.

"Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think."

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Check them out, they're great whether you think you're a creative or not! : ) Everyone's a maker of some sort, yes, even YOU!


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