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Use Your Hands

June 7th, 2018

Post-its next to a copy of Steal Like an Artist

Stepping away from the screen.

Last year, Bailey gave me a copy of Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon. I’ve since purchased it as a gift for 3-4 people.

Austin’s no-frills language on the creative process is liberating. Simple phrases, straight-forward advice. I’ve read the book a dozen times. It quiets my impostor syndrome. It gets me excited to make stuff.

Here’s one of my favorite quotes from Step 4: “Use Your Hands.” This analog-digital-analog-digital multi-decker sandwich pops into my brain almost every day I tackle a creative task.

Once you start getting your ideas, then you can move over to your digital station and use the computer to help you execute and publish them. When you start to lose steam, head back to the analog station and play.

Tagged: process, steal like an artist, use your hands