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Mary, 23, carpet designer by day. This blog is an attempt to organize, delineate, and rationalize my aesthetic so I can better translate it into my own work.

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What, if anything, can a city do to help foster its creative community?

austinkleon:

Affordable housing. That’s not a very sexy answer, but it’s true. If we had universal healthcare and affordable housing, people could be more creative, sleep better at night, and live longer.

Dave Koen interviewed me about my gallery talk and art show in Denton, TX this Thursday. I like the way it turned out.

If you have any Denton tips or food recommendations, hit me up on twitter: @austinkleon

More about the show→

Yeah, let’s take everyone else’s money so I can just sit around and paint shit all day. That’s a totally fair thing to do to other people. The whole ‘living wages for artists’ movement makes me fucking sick. If you can’t find a way to support yourself through your art, you’re not looking in the right places, and that’s not anyone else’s problem. I neither want nor deserve special treatment just because I chose to pursue art/design, and moreover, I don’t want to be treated like a little kid who can’t help themselves.

Your book argued for better than that. For shame, Austin.

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  • Apr 08, 2013
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    1. bookcoversproject said: I believe some cities are actually offering health insurance to artists as an incentive — I heard about it a while back. Very cool.
    2. arbres-curiosos reblogged this from austinkleon and added:
      Amen.
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      Yeah, let’s take everyone else’s money so I can just sit around and paint shit all day. That’s a totally fair thing to...
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      Thought this was a thoughtful yet brief interview with writer/artist/poet Austin Kleon. I really need to read his book!
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