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In re: meeting your ideas again, I loved this quote from an interview with Richard Linklater: “The most fascinating relationship we all have is to ourselves at different times in our lives.”

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Jun 7Liked by Austin Kleon

Oh, that's my exact criteria for writing music, so I'll have to check that album out. There are a handful of things I can listen to with words, but it's best not to. My latest magic album is the Austin band the Octopus Project's Hello Avalanche - Yvonne Lambert plays the theremin!

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I'm the same! I'm absolutely loving The Bubos Band atm. Their 2005 album is 👌.

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A friend hired an artist to design the type for his company of three people. When he got the draft he said to the artist, "You forgot the Ampersand." The artist said, "You didn't tell me you had added a fourth person."

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Louisiana Channel! So many wonderful and sometimes weird interviews with artists and writers. They’re based in Denmark so they often have artists that are totally new to me. And they’ve been around awhile so have a large backlist of videos.

YouTube has been a wonderful rabbit hole to dive into. I’ve also recently restarted my dream journaling and find This Jungian Life really interesting. https://youtube.com/@thisjungianlife?si=n_OJz8v5c0N-w4Ia

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Jun 7Liked by Austin Kleon

I noted you use bone folders. Several years ago I switched to teflon bone folders. They have an angled edge, which I have found very helpful. They also come in different configurations. Go to Amazon and type in the words, teflon bone folder or https://www.talasonline.com/Teflon-Folders.. Actually, Amazon has a great variety.

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Music to write to... Ludovico Einaudi's 7 days walking album. And anything by Mercan Dede, Canadian Turkish DJ and composer.

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Re-meet ideas: this is my experience currently and I am surprised at how keeping a diary is reflective as you write and reflective in a slightly different way every time you re-read it.

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I’ve never written to music, but might try it this week. Thanks for the list of things in your studio! I use moleskin and the 1917 notebooks too. And started carrying a small pocket size watercolor notebook with me everywhere. Because I live in a loft, my analog desk is a coffee table & couch downstairs & the digital desk with computer is upstairs. Took your advice about writing for 1 hour. I’ve been timing it & it helps!

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In the spirit of "sticking with it" and the ampersand highlight, I thought I'd share a random, small little project from years ago - drew an ampersand a day for a month. https://ampersandaday-blog.tumblr.com/

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I’ve been doing Morning Pages for years, even when I wasn’t making art on a semi steady basis. Helped me with work issues (like work work....50 hrs a week, etc)....

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My version of your Tommy Flanagan album that you write to is this mix.

Upbeat enough to motivate me, plain enough to not notice it in the background.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvYATT8juh8

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I just started listening to animal today. It’s excellent. Now I’ll do some clicking on other links. Thrilling about that &.

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I loved the Sam Anderson piece in the NYT. So sweet and beautifully written and animated.

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How was your process for revisiting work evolved since that entry, Austin?

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not sure it has, but I'll think about it and maybe spin it into another letter, stay tuned

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Oh, Walnut.

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