Thursday, September 08, 2011

Steal Like An Artist

When I tell people all my best ideas are stolen from other people, I laugh so they think it's a joke.  It's not always a joke.

Steal like an artist.

(points 8 and 10 are my favorite today)


12 comments:

jesse said...

Nice find.

Elisabeth Black said...

I love that post!

wry wryter said...

3 - Yup, wrote the book I want to read.
6 - I'm trying to figure out where to put it.

Go ahead Janet, tell me where to put my book, I double dog dare ya.

Kristin Laughtin said...

3 and 5 are my favorites.

Stealing an idea is just an extreme point on the continuum of inspiration. We all do it once in a while, even if unconsciously. The trick is then to spin it in a unique way and hope it becomes unrecognizable. Or to call it "homage". Whatever.

Webmaster said...

Personal view: It's not a good thing morally as well intellectually... it's intellectual dishonesty!

Adrienne said...

Finally! Justification for my thievery...er, creativity.

Liesl Shurtliff said...

I am a fan. Thanks for the find. Some of his prints are going straight on my wall.

Feaky Snucker said...

Not 'stole;' LIBERATED.

Jennifer said...

Wow, thanks. That's the best thing I've read all week.

Kelly Shire said...

Great link. I feel like numbers 3 and 9 are calling out to me!

Terri Lynn Coop said...

Thanks Janet, this has been summarily stolen and I have invited my friends to wonder at it with me!

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