The Steal Like an Artist Journal: A Notebook for Creative Kleptomaniacs (Paperback)

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"Perhaps you're already confident in your creativity - good for you! But AustinKleon can take you further. I've read all of his books & I devour his fantastic weekly newsletter. He's expanded my range, inspired me to keep exploring (and reading!), & has led me to ideas I probably wouldn't have come across otherwise. This journal is a gem worthy of your time."

— Kaitlyn


The next step in your creative journey.

How to use this journal
1. Carry it with you wherever you go.
2. Do at least one exercise every day.
3. Repeat the first two steps until the pages are full.

From the New York Times bestselling author of Steal Like an ArtistShow Your Work!. and Keep Going, an interactive journal and all-in-one logbook to get your creative juices flowing, and keep a record of your ideas and discoveries.

The Steal Like an Artist Journal includes page after page of ideas, prompts, quotes, and exercises are like a daily course in creativity. There are lists to fill in—Ten Things I Want to Learn, Ten Things I Probably Think About More Than the Average Person. Challenges to take. Illustrated creative exercises—Make a Mixtape (for someone who doesn’t know you) and Fill in the Speech Balloons. Pro and con charts—What Excites You?/What Drains You?

Includes an elastic band for place-marking and a special pocket in the back—a “swipe file” to store bits and pieces of inspiration. Because if you want to steal like an artist, you need a place to keep your loot.

About the Author

Austin Kleon is the New York Times bestselling author of a trilogy of illustrated books about creativity in the digital age: Steal Like An ArtistShow Your Work!, and Keep Going. He’s also the author of Newspaper Blackout, a collection of poems made by redacting the newspaper with a permanent marker. His books have been translated into dozens of languages and have sold over a million copies worldwide. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and sons. Visit him online at

Product Details
ISBN: 9780761185680
ISBN-10: 0761185682
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
Publication Date: October 6th, 2015
Pages: 224
Language: English