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Hey y’all,

Here are 10 things I thought were worth sharing this week: 

  1. Horace never said “Seize the day.” He said something more like, “Pluck the day.”
  2. Wisdom from The Art of Eric Carle: “Some ideas come from the outside and some ideas come from your inside.” (Sometimes it’s not inside you trying to get out, it’s outside you trying to get in.) 
  3. Artist Corita Kent’s former studio has been designated a historical landmark. (My thoughts on Corita.) 
  4. The first trailer for Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain.
  5. Debbie Millman interviewed me for her new series What Matters.
  6. Poem: “Have you forgotten what we were like then / when we were still first rate / and the day came fat with an apple in its mouth...”  (Hear Zadie Smith read it.)
  7. Worth streaming: I love Hacks on HBO Max. (Jean Smart: “I’m prejudiced against people without a sense of humor.”)
  8. Family-friendly streaming: Tiny World on Apple TV. (The making of this show is wild: they fly drones through forests with VR goggles and wear special diving tanks that catch bubbles so they don’t scare the fish.) 
  9. Astrological ear candy: Gemini season is traditionally a little rough on this Gemini, so I made a Gemini Power! playlist to cheer myself up.
  10. I can’t believe it, but I’m writing the afterword for the 10th anniversary edition of Steal Like An Artist. A few days ago I dug out the banker’s box with all the materials I used to make the book. Here’s what I found.
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Austin Kleon is the author of Steal Like An Artist and other books.

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