stealing like an artist (reblog)

I found this great post by Austin Kleon (a fellow Texan) called "HOW TO STEAL LIKE AN ARTIST (AND 9 OTHER THINGS NOBODY TOLD ME)" It is worth a glance if not a full read.

Austin talks about what life has taught him like "...there’s only one not-so-secret formula that I know: Do good work and put it where people can see it. It’s a two step process.
Step one, “do good work,” is incredibly hard. There are no shortcuts. Make stuff every day. Fail. Get better.
Step two, “put it where people can see it,” was really hard up until about 10 years ago. Now, it’s very simple: put your stuff on the internet.”