Creative Retirees**–Again borrowing a technique from Austin ‘Steal Like An Artist‘ Kleon [who borrowed it from others who borrowed it from others], here is a blackout poem with a few suggestions for making your days more interesting [book recommendation to follow in my next post] and creatively productive.
** I have got to find a better synonym for ‘retirees’.
More from Show Your Work **by Austin Kleon.
Fellow Retirees: Reframe your standing as a ‘creative’. We are a few among the many, all at different stages.
Thanks for reading and stay vigilant for opportunities
to stretch and flex those creative muscles.
** I’m mixing in different links to Austin K so they don’t all lead to a ‘buy’ page. Note: I just value the guy’s work. Not making a dime off the links.
Yesterday, I referred to Austin Kleon as a creative touchstone.
Above is a page of his book Show Your Work, condensed by way of a blackout poem, a technique he uses and unabashedly ‘stole’. [See his book Steal Like An Artist.] The first draft of the blackout poem was a mess and I later posted a cleaner version, but at that moment an hour ago, I wanted to get something out there. So I thought, ‘What the hey?’ [should it be ‘What the hay’?…and does it or does it not need a question mark? We creative retirees…such a tortured bunch.]
This is one of my favorite pages in Show Your Work and it speaks to my post about collaboration.
Thanks for reading and stay vigilant for opportunities to stretch your thinking.