An inspiring guide to creativity in the digital age, Steal Like an Artist presents ten transformative principles that will help readers discover their artistic side and build a more creative life.
Nothing is original, so embrace influence, school yourself through the work of others, remix and reimagine to discover your own path. Follow interests wherever they take you--what feels like a hobby may turn into you life's work. Forget the old clich about writing what you know: Instead, write the book you want to read, make the movie you want to watch.
And finally, stay Smart, stay out of debt, and risk being boring in the everyday world so that you have the space to be wild and daring in your imagination and your work.
"Brilliant and real and true."--Rosanne Cash
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Age Range: NA - NA years
Grade Level: NA - NA
Paperback: 160 Pages
Product Dimension (L x W x H): 14.99 x 14.99 x 1.52 CM
Shipping Weight: 0.25 KgPeriplus Bestseller Rank:
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Reading this book is like eating a healthy food for my brain. It helps me to think out of the box when I got stuck during my creative process.
I always thought that all artist are born creative, as I'm not one. Then I found this book and the title itself really intrigues me, so I decided to buy it. I like the author's writing : simple, short, and straight to the point. Even though I'm not an artist, I believe (and the author thinks so too) that this book is for everyone who wants to or in the need of trying to be creative in their life.
The book really easy to read even for an amateur like me. Its such inspiring book for people who afraid to be creative. The packaging, the simple word, the drawing really attract people to read and once you read it, you just cant stop. After read it, you will find the motivation to makes something, to do some work whatever your job is. This is one of my favourite books, I dare to say.
Being creative is tricky. Because a lot of people thought that creativity is in blood, you can't practice it. But reading this book pretty much opened my eyes and heart, that yes, you are creative, you just don't realize it yet. The 10 things Mr. Kleon talked about are really simple, but they could change you perspective.
For example, one page that really memorable for me is a graphic about how we feel when we did a project. At first a project is a very good idea, then maybe not really, that it's dooms day, then.. maybe it's not as bad as it seems. I remember this everytime I did projects, just to remind myself, maybe it won't be so bad after all.