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Apr 16, 2014
Sharing is the whole point of doing creative work.
Apr 05, 2014
Feedback is great for telling you what you did wrong. It’s terrible at telling you what you should do next.
Mar 22, 2014
From cover to cover: Show Your Work! – Austin Kleon
Really nice batch of photos of my new book which reminds me that I’ve always wondered why I should bother taking photos of my own book when after a month or so there will plenty of shots and Instagram posts from others that ALSO double as evidence of where the “hot spots” in the book are (sort of like Kindle highlights)…
Mar 13, 2014
Mar 12, 2014
Show Your Work: Austin Kleon on the Art of Getting Noticed | Brain Pickings
Kleon addresses with equal parts humility, honesty, and humor one of the quintessential questions of the creative life: How do you get “discovered”? In some ways, the book is the mirror-image of Kleon’s debut — rather than encouraging you to “steal” from others, meaning be influenced by them, it offers a blueprint to making your work influential enough to be theft-worthy. Complementing the advice is Kleon’s own artwork — his signature “newspaper blackout” poems — as a sort of meta-case for sharing as a modern art that requires courage, commitment, and creative integrity.
My new book is out now. Get a copy.
Thanks to Maria for this great post.
Mar 11, 2014
I got in the mail today the new Austin Kleon’s book ”Show Your Work” and I gained courage and inspiration to share some of what I’m creating, even if it’s not perfect or professional. The goal is to share your process and learn as you go, isn’t it?
Awesome. Get yours here: http://showyrwork.com
Mar 06, 2014
Don’t be Human Spam or a Vampire: Austin Kleon’s Advice for SXSW
Austin Kleon is a local artist and writer who is the first keynote speaker at this year’s South by Southwest Interactive. His book “Steal Like an Artist” spent six months on the New York Times best-seller list, and now he has a new advice guide for artists with this important lesson: show your work. KUT’s Nathan Bernier talked to Kleon in studio.
This was a fun interview. Thanks to Nathan and KUT.
Mar 05, 2014
Show Your Work by austinkleon
You probably won’t find a bookseller that turns up a more fervent grimace at self-help books than me. Most of them are filled with fluff and feel-goodness that defies the reality of creative life or life in general, but Austin Kleon’s newest book offers some very sound advice to anyone with a creative drive on how to navigate their craft, passion, hobby, or art (not with a capital A…don’t get a big head yet). Beyond the subtitle’s boast of getting “discovered,” Kleon gives practical and inspiring advice on how to navigate the world of creating anything and the value of sharing what you do. Among the advice inside, the one that resonates with me the most is “Think Process, Not Product.” It’s a short and obvious chapter on something that many people overlook. Creating anything isn’t necessarily about finishing the next great novel, painting, or hit song, but about the steps it takes to get there and taking a pleasure in the struggle, rather than basking in the glory of adoration. Beyond practical advice on the creative process, Austin also examines the value of the internet as a tool to share… and what is worth sharing… which is something many of us tend to struggle with. (Guilty!) Selfies, cats, dogs, critiques, and complaints? No! Show your work, inspiration and process and you just might find others who share your passions. Turn down that nose, check out Austin’s advice and get back to work so you actually have something to show!
Like a distilled and quick take on Lewis Hyde’s essential The Gift, Kleon cares about the process of creativity, both serious and silly, and the value it contributes to our culture.
Wow, thanks Kevin! The book is out tomorrow everywhere.
Feb 28, 2014
The folks at Bookpeople here in Austin, Texas are slaving away getting the last batch of Show Your Work! preorders ready for me to sign on Monday. Today is the last day to order a signed copy. They ship everywhere! Order yours here.
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