Collect, don’t hoard

steel-like-an-artistThis morning I started reading “Steal Like an Artist” by Austin Kleon. I have barely started it, but this quote pretty much sums up the attitude I need to adopt.

The artist is a collector. Not a hoarder, mind you, there’s a difference: Hoarders collect indiscriminately, artists collect selectively. They only collect things that they really love.

I think that pretty much sums up this past week of purging and decluttering. I come from a long line of hoarders. Now I am trying to purposefully be more selective of the things I allow to come into my studio.

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Collect, don’t hoard — 4 Comments

  1. okay, I may need to borrow that book when you’re done so I can better understand those creatively gifted in my house!!