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How to Steal Like an Artist

Learn how to steal like an artist with our summary of Austin Kleon's book for creatives.

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What is Steal like an artist?

"Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You about Being Creative" is a 2012 book by creative Austin Kleon. In it Austin goes through ten principles that he encourages his readers to follow in order to embrace their creativity and and cultivate a unique artistic style.

The book encourages readers to find their own voice by building upon the work of others, and to embrace their individuality by experimenting and taking risks. The author argues that creativity is not about originality, but about combining existing elements in new and interesting ways.

Each of the ten principles attempts to get the reader to step out of their comfort zone and learn to incorporate a variety of new sources into their creative work. The idea being that over time, an individual's unique style will take shape as new ideas are incorporated and adapted.

What is this template?

This template provides a brief summary of each of the ten principle from the book. In addition, each principle includes some tips on how to get started. Whether you've read the book or are looking for a quick summary, you can save this template to your account and use it as a reference or as a starting point on your own creative journey.

How to use the template

The bullet journal template has two main sections, the calendar, and the monthly '⏳ Future' sections.

The calendar - A long list of months with each month containing the days for that month. You'll add your tasks, notes and events under each day.

The future logs - Each month has a '⏳ Future' section that serves as a placeholder for activities that should be completed during that month but do not yet have a specific date.

The monthly log allows you to view all the events for a given month. You create this view by clicking on the bullet for the current month and then clicking on the star ⭐️ to save that view in the left hand sidebar.

The daily log allows you to quickly jump to today and work on the day's tasks and events, and add notes. You create this view by searching for 'Today' in the menu bar and then clicking on the star ⭐️ to save that view in the left hand sidebar.

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