trailer to his (brilliant) book:
find/follow/steal from him:
Austin at TEDxKC in 2012:
how Austin writes – via @copyblogger: http://www.copyblogger.com/how-austin-kleon-writes/
sunday, april 24, 2011
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.
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
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..
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/austinkleon/status/751174646163091456
all the way.. not partially
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 pic.twitter.com/cphnkMyae3
Austin Kleon (@austinkleon) tweeted at 7:30 AM on Thu, Sep 07, 2017:
The Maestro bids you good morning! https://t.co/Cac6TbZ0Gu
Mitchel Resnick (@mres) tweeted at 6:26 AM – 27 Feb 2018 :
Nice blog post from @austinkleon about the Creative Learning Spiral https://t.co/tqgdXKqt6Shttps://t.co/TuQBYXnnlT (http://twitter.com/mres/status/968477532994621440?s=17)
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 https://t.co/QXhloSUvsu (http://twitter.com/austinkleon/status/1037492405841420290?s=17)
via austin‘s son
Austin Kleon (@austinkleon) tweeted at 6:58 AM on Sat, Dec 29, 2018:
Six-year-old has some advice for everyone https://t.co/cqOmjYtXWF
pay attention to nothing
there’s never nothing going on.. pay attention
Tom Hart (@hutchowen) tweeted at 7:41 AM – 12 Feb 2019 :
Lovely, perfect blog post from @austinkleon On solitude, and being who you are https://t.co/wQ0LG6C98Ihttps://t.co/8WAD69RNzv (http://twitter.com/hutchowen/status/1095331951081340928?s=17)
free from input from other minds.
start the day.. everyday.. ‘free from input from other minds’ ie: self-talk as data
courting old-fashioned all-by-my-lonesome solitude in my own life. Meditating by the lake. Going for long walks without headphones. I’m not sure they’re valuable to me as productivity measures. How they’re valuable can’t necessarily be measured with any kind of output or progress. These practices don’t help me be with my thoughts, they help me get rid of them. They help me empty out, drain the anxiety and rage out of my head. (Demons hate fresh air.) They let me be in my body. Without thought.
Austin Kleon (@austinkleon) tweeted at 5:51 AM – 11 May 2019 :
“My job is to show my children that there is a whole universe that exists beyond the grim issues of the day.” https://t.co/5CZnpgDUnm (http://twitter.com/austinkleon/status/1127179376448163841?s=17)
last post again (image above): https://austinkleon.com/2019/02/02/on-solitude-and-being-who-you-are/
on solitude.. and freedom from input of other minds..
Austin Kleon (@austinkleon) tweeted at 5:38 AM – 10 Jul 2019 :
Again, what’s good for kids is good for adults. Most kids (including mine) are chronically underslept. (We’ve been pretty fanatical about bedtime from the beginning.) https://t.co/a0qxL5UJlm (http://twitter.com/austinkleon/status/1148919511468400641?s=17)
‘fanatical about bedtime’ – part of the problem [like in keep going on routine/imprisonment ‘if it’s your own making’ can set you free]
keep going – 10 ways to stay creative
1\ everyday is groundhog day: routine/imprisonment good if you determine it; finish each day and be done w it
groundhog day ness
2\ build a bliss station: retaining inner sanity
3\ forget the noun, do the verb: your real work is play
play et al
4\ make gifts: one of easiest ways to hate something you love is turn it into your job; after he started to make money.. the work was poor
5\ ordinary + attention = extraordinary: pay attention to what you pay attention to
6\ slay the art monsters: some bad people who create good art; we all have art monsters inside us; the world doesn’t need more great artists. it needs more decent human beings..
7\ you are allowed to change your mind
8\ when in doubt tidy up: mess is good/artistic; tidy tools leave materials a mess; sleep tidies the brain
9\ demons hate fresh air: wallking
walk able ness
10\ plant your garden: time by heartbeats; sunrises; moon phases; seasons; learn from trees
Good morning, diary https://t.co/0CH2D4mFmR
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/austinkleon/status/1233036071811854338
about being called papa instead of dad.. to unlearn – teach your children.. rather.. create a space