The Work of Art

The Work of Art: Austin Kleon – Part One

TWOA logoAustin KleonPart One of a conversation with writer and artist Austin Kleon, author of two New York Times bestsellers, Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work!, as well as Newspaper Blackout and the forthcoming Steal Like an Artist Journal: A Notebook for Creative Kleptomaniacs.

We discussed how he uses his own limitations as a source of creativity, how to encourage oneself to take artistic risks, the value of old fashioned tools as well as social media to build community, and how to keep one’s art fresh and original. He even made a new blackout poem to reflect the conversation.

Listen to Part One of the full interview:


(Recorded July 22, 2015)

Part Two of the interview is available here.

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