Austin Kleon might be the only person a mother would like that would encourage you to steal. He has made a career of being that little devil on your left shoulder egging you to steal like an artist. Nothing wrong with stealing like an artist, all of us do it each day. The trick is not to make it too obvious. There is an homage and there is outright thievery.
“What is originality? Undetected plagiarism.” -William Ralph Inge
“Carry a notebook and a pen with you wherever you go. Get used to pulling it out and jotting down your thoughts and observations.”-Austin Kleon
I make it a routine to check Austin’s daily blog. The COVID-19 situation has spiked his creativity. I fell in love with Coconut, his new owl neighbour who took residence on his palm tree. Austin lives in Austin, Texas (where else would you want him to live) and he has recorded his top three books in audio format in his closet.
I have grown smitten with Austin’s daily rants and doodles as will you with his liberated creativity.
“Recorded in my bedroom closet in Austin, Texas during the pandemic of 2020, this audiobook collects all three of my bestselling books about creativity: Steal Like an Artist, Show Your Work! and Keep Going.” – Austin Kleon
Austin Kleon is the New York Times bestselling author of a trilogy of illustrated books about creativity in the digital age: Steal Like An Artist, Show Your Work!, and Keep Going. He’s also the author of Newspaper Blackout, a collection of poems made by redacting the newspaper with a permanent marker. His books have been translated into dozens of languages and have sold over a million copies worldwide.
While you are there please buy some merch from Austin.
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Cindy McLeod has come forward and accused Banksy of stealing some of her ideas to create a number of his famous artworks. Mcleod first noticed similarities between her work and Banksy when she attended a Banksy exhibition in Toronto.