The Steal Like an Artist Journal

The Steal Like an Artist Journal
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Author: Austin Kleon
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780761185680
Release: 2015-10-06
Editor: Workman Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work! comes an interactive journal and all-in-one logbook to get your creative juices flowing, and keep a record of your ideas and discoveries. The Steal Like an Artist Journal is the next step in your artistic journey. It combines Austin Kleon’s unique and compelling ideas with the physical quality that makes journals like Moleskines so enormously popular. Page after page of ideas, prompts, quotes, and exercises are like a daily course in creativity. There are lists to fill in—Ten Things I Want to Learn, Ten Things I Probably Think About More Than the Average Person. Challenges to take. Illustrated creative exercises—Make a Mixtape (for someone who doesn’t know you) and Fill in the Speech Balloons. Pro and con charts—What Excites You?/What Drains You? The journal has an elastic band for place-marking and a special pocket in the back—a “swipe file” to store bits and pieces of inspiration. Because if you want to steal like an artist, you need a place to keep your loot.

Show Your Work

Show Your Work
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Author: Austin Kleon
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780761181361
Release: 2014-03-06
Editor: Workman Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In his New York Times bestseller Steal Like an Artist, Austin Kleon showed readers how to unlock their creativity by “stealing” from the community of other movers and shakers. Now, in an even more forward-thinking and necessary book, he shows how to take that critical next step on a creative journey—getting known. Show Your Work! is about why generosity trumps genius. It’s about getting findable, about using the network instead of wasting time “networking.” It’s not self-promotion, it’s self-discovery—let others into your process, then let them steal from you. Filled with illustrations, quotes, stories, and examples, Show Your Work! offers ten transformative rules for being open, generous, brave, productive. In chapters such as You Don’t Have to Be a Genius; Share Something Small Every Day; and Stick Around, Kleon creates a user’s manual for embracing the communal nature of creativity— what he calls the “ecology of talent.” From broader life lessons about work (you can’t find your voice if you don’t use it) to the etiquette of sharing—and the dangers of oversharing—to the practicalities of Internet life (build a good domain name; give credit when credit is due), it’s an inspiring manifesto for succeeding as any kind of artist or entrepreneur in the digital age.

Steal Like an Artist

Steal Like an Artist
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Author: Austin Kleon
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780761171256
Release: 2012-02-28
Editor: Workman Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Unlock your creativity. An inspiring guide to creativity in the digital age, Steal Like an Artist presents ten transformative principles that will help readers discover their artistic side and build a more creative life. Nothing is original, so embrace influence, school yourself through the work of others, remix and reimagine to discover your own path. Follow interests wherever they take you—what feels like a hobby may turn into you life’s work. Forget the old cliché about writing what you know: Instead, write the book you want to read, make the movie you want to watch. And finally, stay Smart, stay out of debt, and risk being boring in the everyday world so that you have the space to be wild and daring in your imagination and your work. “Brilliant and real and true.”—Rosanne Cash

Keep Going

Keep Going
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Author: Austin Kleon
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781523507863
Release: 2019-04-02
Editor: Workman Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Keep Working. Keep Playing. Keep Creating. In his previous books Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work!, both New York Times bestsellers, Austin Kleon gave readers the keys to unlock their creativity and showed them how to become known. Now he offers his most inspiring work yet, with ten simple rules for how to stay creative, focused, and true to yourself—for life. The creative life is not a linear journey to a finish line, it’s a loop—so find a daily routine, because today is the only day that matters. Disconnect from the world to connect with yourself—sometimes you just have to switch into airplane mode. Keep Going celebrates getting outdoors and taking a walk (as director Ingmar Bergman told his daughter, ”The demons hate fresh air”). Pay attention, and especially pay attention to what you pay attention to. Worry less about getting things done, and more about the worth of what you’re doing. Instead of focusing on making your mark, work to leave things better than you found them. Keep Going and its timeless, practical, and ethical principles are for anyone trying to sustain a meaningful and productive life.

Newspaper Blackout

Newspaper Blackout
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Author: Austin Kleon
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780061989940
Release: 2014-03-18
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“Some of the results are hilarious, some are profound and even unsettling, but they are never bland or boring.” — Ephermerist Newspaper article + sharpie = Newspaper Blackout Poetry: Instead of starting with a blank page, poet Austin Kleon grabs a newspaper and a permanent marker and eliminates the words he doesn’t need. Fans of Not Quite What I Was Planning and Post Secret will love these unique and compelling poems culled from Austin’s popular website.

Art Inc

Art  Inc
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Author: Lisa Congdon
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781452135847
Release: 2014-08-12
Editor: Chronicle Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

You don't have to starve to be an artist. Build a career doing what you love. In this practical guide, professional artist Lisa Congdon reveals the many ways you can earn a living by making art—through illustration, licensing, fine art sales, print sales, teaching, and beyond. Including industry advice from such successful art-world pros as Nikki McClure, Mark Hearld, Paula Scher, and more, Art, Inc. will equip you with the tools—and the confidence—to turn your passion into a profitable business. LEARN HOW TO: • Set actionable goals • Diversify your income • Manage your bookkeeping • Copyright your work • Promote with social media • Build a standout website • Exhibit with galleries • Sell and price your work • License your art • Acquire an agent • And much more

Ballad

Ballad
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Author: Blexbolex (CRT)
Pages: 280
ISBN: 159270137X
Release: 2013
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A child walks home from school enjoying her surroundings, but as the story progresses the world becomes more complex, darker, and terrifying.

Into Nature

Into Nature
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Author: Autumn Totton,Alexandra Frey,The Mindfulness Project
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781615194803
Release: 2018-08-21
Editor: The Experiment

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Go beyond forest bathing with 70 mindful ways to unleash your creativity and reconnect with nature Squeezing mindfulness into every day may seem impossible—but it only takes a few moments to go Into Nature. This collection of mindful activities unleashes creativity while helping you engage with your natural surroundings—in a park, in the garden, and even from indoors. From the founders of The Mindfulness Project, here are life-affirming ways to help readers maximize the benefits of being in nature, which has been proven to increase happiness and cultivate calm. Sketch, explore, and record observations as you . . . Notice how your senses shape your experience of nature Draw a landscape, cut it out, and hang it up Color in trees, animals, and flowers to discover their unique qualities Find nature at work, at home, and all around you Follow a bee, a beetle, or a butterfly Retreat from daily chaos and cultivate calm Explore, record, and observe your way to happiness! This book inspires readers to explore the natural world with greater curiosity and find moments of mindfulness in everyday life.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
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Author: Mark Haddon
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781400079070
Release: 2004-05-18
Editor: Vintage

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A bestselling modern classic—both poignant and funny—about a boy with autism who sets out to solve the murder of a neighbor's dog and discovers unexpected truths about himself and the world. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow. This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.

Dot Journaling A Practical Guide

Dot Journaling   A Practical Guide
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Author: Rachel Wilkerson Miller
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781615194278
Release: 2017-07-31
Editor: The Experiment

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Organize your life, record what matters, and get stuff done! What the heck is a dot journal? It’s a planner, to-do list, and diary for every aspect of your life: work, home, relationships, hobbies, everything. Early adopter Rachel Wilkerson Miller explains how to make a dot journal work for you—whether you find the picture-perfect examples on Pinterest inspiring or, well, intimidating. You decide how simple or elaborate your journal will be, and what goes in there: Lists of your to-dos, to-don’ts, and more Symbols that will make those lists efficient and effective Spreads to plan your day, week, month, or year Trackers for your habits and goals (think health, money, travel) Accouterments such as washi tape, book darts, and more!

Art Before Breakfast

Art Before Breakfast
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Author: Danny Gregory
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781452149233
Release: 2015-02-17
Editor: Chronicle Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Packed with the signature can-do attitude that makes beloved artist Danny Gregory a creativity guru to thousands across the globe, this unique guide serves up a hearty helping of inspiration. For aspiring artists who want to draw and paint but just can't seem to find time in the day, Gregory offers 5– to 10–minute exercises for every skill level that fit into any schedule—whether on a plane, in a meeting, or at the breakfast table—along with practical instruction on techniques and materials, plus strategies for making work that's exciting, unintimidating, and fulfilling. Filled with Gregory's encouraging words and motivating illustrations, Art Before Breakfast teaches readers how to develop a creative habit and lead a richer life through making art.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
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Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780307744067
Release: 2010-09-29
Editor: Vintage

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This cult classic of gonzo journalism is the best chronicle of drug-soaked, addle-brained, rollicking good times ever committed to the printed page. It is also the tale of a long weekend road trip that has gone down in the annals of American pop culture as one of the strangest journeys ever undertaken. Now a major motion picture from Universal, directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro.

Journal Sparks

Journal Sparks
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Author: Emily K. Neuburger
Pages: 164
ISBN: 9781612126524
Release: 2017-04-18
Editor: Storey Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Using words, drawing, collage, and observation-based list-making, award-winning author Emily K. Neuburger highlights the many paths into journaling. Her 60 interactive writing prompts and art how-tos help you to expand your imagination and stimulate your creativity. Every spread invites a new approach to filling a page, from making a visual map of a day-in-my-life to turning random splotches into quirky characters for a playful story. ​It’s the perfect companion to all those blank books and an ideal launchpad to explore creative self-expression and develop an imaginative voice — for anyone ages 10 to 100! Teachers' Choice Award Winner Mom's Choice Awards Winner Foreword INDIES Gold Award Winner National Parenting Product Awards Winner

What It Is

What It Is
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Author: Lynda Barry
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781770465091
Release: 2021-02-26
Editor: Drawn & Quarterly

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Deliciously drawn (with fragments of collage worked into each page), insightful and bubbling with delight in the process of artistic creation. A+" -Salon How do objects summon memories? What do real images feel like? For decades, these types of questions have permeated the pages of Lynda Barry's compositions, with words attracting pictures and conjuring places through a pen that first and foremost keeps on moving. What It Is demonstrates a tried-and-true creative method that is playful, powerful, and accessible to anyone with an inquisitive wish to write or to remember. Composed of completely new material, each page of Barry's first Drawn & Quarterly book is a full-color collage that is not only a gentle guide to this process but an invigorating example of exactly what it is: "The ordinary is extraordinary."

The Book Club Journal

The Book Club Journal
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Author: Adams Media
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781507214022
Release: 2020-10-13
Editor: Adams Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Keep track of your book club selections and record your latest literary adventures with this reading journal to stay organized for your next meeting! Book clubs are a great way to read new books and discover different genres and new topics that you may not be too familiar with. You can share your thoughts in a social setting and enjoy interesting conversations that might open your eyes to other opinions about the book. But all too often we forget the best details once the book is finished and put back on the shelf. With The Book Club Journal, you can collect and remember all your important thoughts and feelings so that you can reflect on them for future meetings or rereadings. Made specifically for book club members, this journal has prompts for all the basic book stats, such as the title, author, and who suggested the book, along with book club specific questions like “How does this book compare with the titles we have read previously?” This fun and useful journal also includes reference pages with lists of classic book club must-reads, and room for you to create your very own to-read list.

My Father the Pornographer

My Father  the Pornographer
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Author: Chris Offutt
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781501112478
Release: 2017-04-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR In “one of the most sensitive, nuanced examinations of father and son relationships” (The Boston Globe), award-winning writer Chris Offutt struggles to understand his recently deceased father, based on his reading of the 400-plus novels his father—a well-known writer of pornography in the 1970s and 80s—left him in his will. Andrew Offutt was considered the “king of twentieth-century smut,” with a writing career that began as a strategy to pay for his son’s orthodontic needs and soon took on a life of its own, peaking during the 1970s when the commercial popularity of the erotic novel reached its height. With his dutiful wife serving as typist, Andrew wrote from their home in the Kentucky hills, locked away in an office no one dared intrude upon. In this fashion he wrote more than four hundred novels, including pirate porn, ghost porn, zombie porn, and secret agent porn. The more he wrote, the more intense his ambition became and the more difficult it was for his children to be part of his world. Over the long summer of 2013, his son, Chris, returned to his hometown to help his now widowed mother move out of his childhood home. As he began to examine his father’s manuscripts and memorabilia, journals, and letters, he realized he finally had an opportunity to gain insight into the difficult, mercurial, sometimes cruel man he’d loved and feared in equal measure. Only in his father’s absence could he truly make sense of the man and his legacy. In My Father, the Pornographer, Offutt takes us on the journey with him, reading his father’s prodigious literary output as both a critic and as a son seeking answers. He “enters the darkest and most mysterious of places—the cave of a monstrous enigma named Andrew J. Offutt—armed with nothing but his own restless curiosity. Spoiler alert: He makes it out alive, walking into the daylight to bring us a deeper, funnier, more tender and more heartbroken truth—and his masterpiece” (Michael Chabon).

Creative Practices for Visual Artists

Creative Practices for Visual Artists
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Author: Kenneth Steinbach
Pages: 108
ISBN: 9781351579124
Release: 2018-03-09
Editor: Taylor & Francis

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Contrary to popular belief, the practice of art isn’t just a product of innate talent or artistic vision; artwork emerges from an intentionally constructed and maintained artistic practice. Developed from interviews with more than 75 mid-career artists, Creative Practices for Visual Artists examines the methods and approaches highly successful artists use to stay creatively robust for a lifetime. Offering practical strategies and concrete solutions, it also looks at the impacts of digital and social media, as well as recent changes in the educational system that can hinder the formation of a strong artistic practice. Artist and educator Kenneth Steinbach addresses key issues such as: the role of embodied research and non-objective experimentation; reframing one's approach to studio time; forms of productive conflict; the positive role of anxiety; and the importance of failure for the artist. The book will be useful to students and emerging artists, the instructors that teach them, and established artists looking to develop stronger studio habits. The companion website, www.creativepracticesbook.com, provides links to artists' websites and further information.

Healthy Happy You

Healthy  Happy You
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Author: Nora Rosendahl,Nelli Lahteenmaki,Aleksi Hoffman
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781615193813
Release: 2016-12-20
Editor: The Experiment

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“Small, easy steps for big, life-changing results—this book is genius.”—Jamie Oliver Do you want to improve your health, live and love more mindfully, and increase your happiness? This book makes it easy with 365 micro-actions—fun, achievable goals you can tackle right now. Take it on the go or keep it on your nightstand; do one action every day or dip in and out. With contributions by Jamie Oliver, Caroline Arnold, Dr. Tara Swart, and others Healthy, Happy You offers 365 micro-actions, one for each day of the year, grouped under four areas: Food: Prepare a Snack: Today, be ready for the snack attack—pack some veggie sticks or an apple before you head out. Mind: Do Something You Loved as a Kid: Recalling good memories is great for your mood. Even better, relive one! Move: Shopping Bag Weight Training: Ditch the cart, hold your shopping bags, and do some bicep curls as you walk. Love: Reach Out to Someone: We all have those friends we’ve wanted to call for a long time. Grab the phone! Find two minutes today for a Healthy, Happy YOU!

Steal Like an Artist

Steal Like an Artist
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Author: Austin Kleon
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780761169253
Release: 2012-02-28
Editor: Workman Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

You don’t need to be a genius, you just need to be yourself. That’s the message from Austin Kleon, a young writer and artist who knows that creativity is everywhere, creativity is for everyone. A manifesto for the digital age, Steal Like an Artist is a guide whose positive message, graphic look and illustrations, exercises, and examples will put readers directly in touch with their artistic side. When Mr. Kleon was asked to address college students in upstate New York, he shaped his speech around the ten things he wished someone had told him when he was starting out. The talk went viral, and its author dug deeper into his own ideas to create Steal Like an Artist, the book. The result is inspiring, hip, original, practical, and entertaining. And filled with new truths about creativity: Nothing is original, so embrace influence, collect ideas, and remix and re-imagine to discover your own path. Follow your interests wherever they take you. Stay smart, stay out of debt, and risk being boring—the creative you will need to make room to be wild and daring in your imagination.

Damn Good Advice For People with Talent

Damn Good Advice  For People with Talent
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Author: George Lois
Pages: 176
ISBN: 0714863483
Release: 2012-03-12
Editor: Phaidon Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Damn Good Advice (For People With Talent!) is a look into the mind of one of America's most legendary creative thinkers, George Lois. Offering indispensle lessons, practical advice, facts, anecdotes and inspiration, this book is a timeless creative bible for all those looking to succeed in life, business and creativity. These are key lessons derived from the incomparle life of 'Master Communicator' George Lois, the original Mad Man of Madison Avenue. Written and compiled by the man The Wall Street Journal called "prodigy, enfant terrible, founder of agencies, creator of legends," each step is borne from a passion to succeed and a disdain for the status quo. Organised into inspirational, bite-sized pointers, each page offers fresh insight into the sources of success, from identifying your heroes to identifying yourself. The ideas, images and illustrations presented in this book are fresh, witty and in-your-face. Whether it's communicating your point in nanosecond, creating an explosive portfolio or making your presence felt, no one is better placed than George Lois to teach you the process of creativity. Poignant, punchy and to-the-point, Damn Good Advice (For People With Talent!) is a must have for anyone on a quest for success.