Quick! What do Roseanne Cash, Seth Godin, The Atlantic, CNN, Lifehacker, Forbes, and School Library Journal have in common?
Give up? They all offer enthusiastic reviews of Austin Keon’s Steal Like an Artist. As CNN notes, the book is “alarmingly cute.” Since that sounded suspiciously like fun to this pleasureinlearning enthusiast, I plunged into this charmingly offbeat list of “10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative.” Here’s a favorite page:
Many of us have developed our best teaching strategies by borrowing from a variety of odd sources. (My own anatomy advice column comes to mind.) We may wonder if this is strictly on the up-and-up, but Kleon lays any misgivings to rest with a resounding call to consider all that we experience as potential sources for creative endeavors. Count me in.
If you’d like to browse selected pages from Steal Like an Artist, click here. I’m betting you’ll want your own copy, especially if you agree that real pleasure in learning and teaching can be summed up like this:
- STOP STEALING DREAMS: Seth Godin at TEDxYouth@BFS (betterny13.wordpress.com)