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Book Challenge Day 7 📚
As I mentioned earlier I’ll be summarizing 28 books every single day. Let’s go! 🙌
Book 7: Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon:
✅ Big idea of the book:
Creativity is not just about coming up with something completely original, but rather it’s about taking inspiration from the world around you, remixing and reinterpreting it in your own unique way. In other words, it’s like taking an existing recipe, adding your own special ingredients, and creating a new dish that is uniquely yours. So don’t be afraid to “steal” ideas, just make sure to put your own spin on them and make them your own!
10 Big takeaways from the book:
1) Copy, remix, and make it your own – Inspiration is all around us, so don’t be afraid to take it and make it your own.
2) Embrace your inner kleptomaniac – Just make sure to steal with purpose and add your own spin to it.
3) Imitation is the highest form of flattery – Take inspiration from the greats, and show them your love by imitating their styles.
4) Don’t reinvent the wheel – Instead, take a tried and true concept and make it your own.
5) Get comfortable with being uncomfortable – Creativity often involves stepping out of your comfort zone, so embrace the fear and go for it!
6) Surround yourself with inspiration – Fill your life with art, books, and other forms of inspiration to keep your creativity flowing.
7) Do less, create more – Don’t overload yourself with too many projects, focus on what’s most important and make it great.
8) Don’t be afraid of being a copycat – We all start somewhere, and imitating others is a great way to learn and grow as an artist.
9) Perfection is overrated – Don’t let the fear of perfection hold you back, just create and have fun with it!
10) Take the scenic route – Don’t rush the creative process, enjoy the journey and see where it takes you.
✅ Here are 3 more tips I’ve learned from the book
- Play like a child – Embrace your inner child and let your imagination run wild.
- Don’t be afraid to experiment – Try new things and see what works best for you, it’s all part of the creative process.
- Create to connect – Use your art as a way to connect with others and share your unique perspective with the world.
If you have any questions or suggestions let me know. 😍