Just a quick blog post.
I read this book yesterday. Shani showed me this book a couple of weeks back, and told me that I would most likely like it and she was right!
I loved it! 🙂
Steal Like An Artist is 10 chapters of really simple things that you can do to make your life more creative . I like this book because it speaks very candidly about life and things, and creativity.
The book encourages one to find one’s voice through emulating others. It talks about taking note of your accomplishments and about the dreaded “imposter syndrome”.
I particularly loved the bits where he talks about the creation process. How he makes a good argument for one to go analog, and not just digital.
It made me think that maybe I should carry around a journal now. The ipad has a moleskine app that I use for notes, but I guess maybe it’s time to try writing down my thoughts. The danger here is that if I will understand my own handwriting after. haha!
There are a lot of gems in the book including things like how to get out from a rut, or where to find inspiration, etc.
I really liked this book. It’s my kind of self-help book. Concise. Entertaining. Not too dramatic. Pretty straightforward. And makes sense.
Also, the newspaper print poetry and the doodles/index card artwork were really nice. I enjoyed those. 🙂
So READ it.
I was asking a while back in the FFP forum what other “blogger books” or books based on blogs were out there besides the book I attempted to read (and did not like) “The Book of Awesome” by Neil Pasricha. And then Shani tells me about this book by Austin Kleon–artist, blogger, poet, writer.
The universe provides.
PS. This book has now made it imperative that I find a copy of Lynda Barry’s book– What It Is. Ordered, getting it by March. 🙂
PS2. Read Kleon’s blog here.
*** all images in this blogpost by Austin Kleon