26 | Steal Like an Artist Book Review, Wisdom from Rick Rubin

48m | Feb 22, 2023

In this episode of The Craft, Carter and Colby discuss one of their favorite creative books, Austin Kleon's Steal Like an Artist. They explore the book's central concept: the importance and freedom of creating within an artistic tradition and community (i.e. stealing!). As Picasso said and Kleon notes, "Art is theft." They discuss multiple topics within the book such as exploring your craft's genealogy, acknowledging the lifestyle of a project, and developing a habit of patient work.

Steal Like an Artist

Austin Kleon's Newsletter

The Creative Act by Rick Rubin

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