Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon!
In his New York Times bestseller Steal Like an Artist, Austin Kleon showed readers how to unleash their creativity by "stealing" from other influencers and the Shaker community. Now, in an even more forward-looking and much-needed book, he shows us how to take the crucial next step in our creative journey: becoming known. I think this is a book that provides concrete methods and motivation for artists on how to build their brand image and make a living through painting.
Where do you get your inspiration? What things do you want to fill your head with? What do you read? Where are you registered? What are your favorite sites? What music do you listen to? What movies do you watch? Do you appreciate art? What do you collect? What do you collect in your scrapbook? What did you put on the cork memo board in front of your desk? What did you put on the refrigerator? What kind of work did the person you admire leave behind? Do you have a hero in your heart? Who do you follow online? Who is an active person in your field that you admire?
It's worth sharing what has influenced you.
Because it gives people a clue about who you are, what you do, and sometimes even more than that.
Myungja Anna Koh