During April 2018 I will be blogging about my memories as MOM OF 6 from A to Z . These challenge posts will also be found at Random Thoughts and Tender Mercies http://marcysrandomthoughts.blogspot.com/

Monday, April 22, 2013

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

I sat down to read for a few minutes the other morning, and a book that DD4 had checked out from the library grabbed my attention.  I picked up "Steal Like An Artist:  10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative"  by Austin Kleon, and read it cover to cover, leaving the book I had intended to read for another time. 

This short little book is chock full of wonderful advice for artists and for any one else on this planet that wants to be successful and creative.  It's full of wonderful quotes and lots of good advice.  Keep a notebook.  Always be reading.  Read bibliographies.  Collect Books.  Fake it till you make it.  Use your hands.  Avoid debt.  Study people you like and admire.  Hang out with people you like and admire.  Find a good day job that doesn't make you vomit.  And much much more.  I like this book a lot.  It is really worth reading and buying and keeping.  Read the Book.  Check out Austin Kleon's webpage.  You won't be sorry.


  1. Sounds like some good advice. I'm not as diligent with my journal but there are entries every week. :-)

  2. I haven't been very good with my journal either. I think my blogs have pretty much taken it's place. That and the copies of emails that I send to my kids. and my parents every week or so.

  3. Ooh, I want this book! I'll have to remember to look for it the next time I go to the bookstore. Thanks for featuring this.

    1. You've welcome! I'm certainly glad my dear daughter brought it home.