showing your work now is easier than ever before, thanks to the internet and social media websites. gone are the days where an artist had to rent a space, curate a gallery show and attract visitors to get their art seen — now, all you have to do is share on social media, engage with others, use some hashtags, and you can begin attracting your audience. all from your living room, or bed, or the bus. but even with the accessability most people have, it can still be difficult to start. enter austin kleon’s book, show your work. austin takes you on a journey to learn how to be seen and how to become known. with simple, profound insights, austin teaches us that you “have to be open, generous and brave”. whether you’re an artist struggling to figure out how to be seen, a student just finding your way or a seasoned professional just looking for a pep talk, i highly reccomend this book to anyone on their creative journey.
i’ve picked out some of my favorite highlighted quotes from the book + lettered them here for you. if you find yourself buzzing with inspiration and excitement after reading these, head to your nearest bookstore and grab this baby for yourself.