austin kleon

austin kleon

trailer to his (brilliant) book:

Steal Like An Artist Book Trailer from Austin Kleon on Vimeo.

find/follow/steal from him:

austin kleon site

Austin at TEDxKC in 2012:

austin kleon quote


how Austin writes – via @copyblogger:


sunday, april 24, 2011

austin kleon

how to steal like an artist
find someone you like, learn everything about them then find out who they love and learn about them. and this-the great thing about remote or dead masters is that they can’t refuse you as an apprentice.

There is no statement more erroneous than the declaration that “this is my idea”. Such notions are byproducts of a material culture that has been reinforced in seeking physical rewards, usually via money, in exchange for the illusion of their “proprietary” creations. Very often an ego association is culminated as well where an individual claims prestige about their “credit” for an idea or invention.

Peter JosephZeitgeist Movement Defined – et al

i’m never just me.

Austin on groundhog day:

Now, it might seem like a stretch, but I really think the best thing you can do as an artist or a creative person is pretend your Phil Connors in Groundhog Day: there’s no tomorrow, there’s no chance of success, there’s no chance of failure, there’s just the day, and what you can do with it.

just the day. as the day.


june 2015 – interview at bookcon

a book can go places.. they aren’t dead.. there’s a magic in turning the page

this book was a result of 10 yrs of trial and error

creativity’s not linear..  a daily practice


on Gatto‘s dumbing us down


Long blog post w/ my notes on Gatto’s DUMBING US DOWN:…

We lock away children and old people from everyday life, either in schools or nursing homes

nobody talks to them anymore, and without children and old people mixing in daily life, a community has no future and no past, only a continuous present.

A real community allows you to be a whole person:

“the only ones I consider completely safe are the ones that reject their communal facade, acknowledge their limits, and concentrate solely on helping me do a specific and necessary task.”

Gatto sees compulsory school as an “involuntary network with strangers.”

Gatto sums it up: “Children learn what they live.

rev of everyday life.. for all of us..

a nother way.. ie: hosting life bits.. via self-talk as data..

as the day


via rt by rob on John Holt

I posted a bunch of notes from John Holt’s classic book, HOW CHILDREN LEARN:

Original Tweet:

trust children (people)

all the way.. not partially

why we haven’t yet – can’t let go of science of people in schools ness



Too many people out there trying to be teachers. I’m a fellow student. I’m offering you the chance to look over my shoulder.

This story changed my life

a nother way.. all indigenous..


Austin Kleon (@austinkleon) tweeted at 7:30 AM on Thu, Sep 07, 2017:
The Maestro bids you good morning!


Mitchel Resnick (@mres) tweeted at 6:26 AM – 27 Feb 2018 :

Nice blog post from @austinkleon about the Creative Learning Spiral (

mitchlife long kinder

be you web ness


Austin Kleon (@austinkleon) tweeted at 6:07 PM – 5 Sep 2018 :
This is *one* day’s worth of my 3-year-old’s drawings. He throws each one on the kitchen floor when he’s done. My wife sweeps them up with a broom after he goes to bed. #juleskleonart (