This is another book about creativity and how to get on living a life in the creative industry. I thoroughly enjoyed it as it is concise, very cool, and full of good advice structured under 10 main points. It’s really a quick and easy read. It has lovely drawings and really great quotes. I jotted down a few notes while reading this. Kleon has a great writing voice too so all in all a must read for anyway working in any creative field or anyone who pursues creative endeavours of all kinds. It’s actually a book for us all because we’re all creative in some way and this little book will help you get back into it or dive deeper into it.
“You don’t need to be a genius, you just need to be yourself. That’s the message from Austin Kleon, a young writer and artist who knows that creativity is everywhere, creativity is for everyone. A manifesto for the digital age, Steal Like an Artist is a guide whose positive message, graphic look and illustrations, exercises, and examples will put readers directly in touch with their artistic side.“ (GoodReads)
I especially liked that there’s a recommended reading list at the end. I love further reading lists! I particularly liked this line in the book: “…you are a mashup of what you choose to let into your life…” This book left me feeling full of energy to pursue my projects with zest and joy and I’m sure it’ll do the same for you if you have a creative project or hobby.