How to Steal Like an Artist

As I read through the article How to Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon, I realized that points he was making were the textual imprints of thoughts I could not complete in my head.

I am not an artist. Last time I checked, accountants were not allowed to be creative. Creative accountants get put in prison. The points made in his analysis and self-realization stretch boundaries far outside traditional arts.

The second point he made, "Don't wait until you know who you are to make things" hit me in the face. The only way to get to know who you are is to make things. Not the other way around. We discover who we are by telling our story, leading projects, sharing ideas, personal reflection and the feedback that is generated by these means and others.

I could go through and summarize the points he makes and how they affected me, but you will enjoy reading it yourself more and find your own conclusions. Do yourself a favor, read the article. You will be glad you did.

Bryan Clifton

Oklahoma City, OK