What a Beauty this lil Art Book is!
I love it, I have a feeling in years to come, Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon, will go down as one of my all time favourite art books … it’s So Simple, yet So Inspiring.
For such a lil Art Book, it packs in so much wisdom; Every single page is full of Juicy Creative Goodness.
Hope you have fun with this one :)
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LINKS DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW
• AUSTINKLEON.COM – website of Author Austin Kleon, who wrote this weeks Book review, Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon
• HOW TO FIND A DAY JOB THAT DOESN’T DRAIN YOU – in this YouTube video Sean McCabe talks about Day Jobs, which really fits in with this book :)
• CREATIVE BANK ACCOUNT – in this YouTube video, Jake Parker talks about what a Creative Bank Account is, and how to fill it
• YOUTUBE @SophieLawson – including Art Books and Art Tool Reviews, Sketching Sessions, lil Art Tips, Podcast Episodes and a bunch of other tings :)
• TWITTER @SophieLawsonArt – Come say hello, I post me stuff on here :)
• INSTAGRAM @Sophie.Lawson – Pop along to my lil INSTAGRAM feed, where I plop out images from time to time lol
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” ESTABLISHING AND KEEPING A ROUTINE CAN BE EVEN MORE IMPORTANT THAN HAVING A LOT OF TIME “
– Austin Kleon
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