Steal like an artist!
The book below has been an Amazon bestseller for 52 weeks in a row. It is a kind of self-improvement book, but it talks about the fundamentals of ideas and creativity in life, and introduces tips on how to creatively create your own work every day like an artist.
About Author: 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.
This book will probably be a solution to your curiosity about how and how creativity is created, the ingenuity of art, just as artists create their work.
Surprisingly, he found that originality and creativity were based on some daily habit rather than the genius. The author states that once you start anything, it starts with keeping it steady, stills, hobbies, interests and interests, and community.
The author advises with this book to steal what you might get from someone else's work. It should be noted that the meaning of stealing does not mean plagiarism of copying as it is. Carrying a notebook and pen every day, he urges us to take notes and keep a record of the inspiration for the creativity and excellence of others. In fact, the author has been running a blog since the age of 22 and has kept these records for 15 years and published books based on these records.
Write down what you see, feel, and think at any time. Write down the good passages you see in books, and record the conversations you hear in your ears. For creative activities, mannerism must be guarded against. To always create something new, you have to be full of interest, curiosity and energy every day. Creating a work and building a career is not something that happens in a day or two.
Writing one page per day isn't a lot, but if you write all year round, you'll end up with 365 books.
Creative work is not created overnight. It comes from daily records, effort, and attention. There is no special trick or know-how. You just have to constantly love what you do and keep walking while enjoying the process. Of course, the process won't just be enjoyable. You have to experience the pain of looking at a wall and talking to yourself for many years without any results and no reaction. But the famous German poet Goethe said: What we love makes us.
Persistently give wings to your thoughts day by day. That's the point author Austin Kleon wants to talk about.
Myungja Anna Koh