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You don’t need to be a genius, you just need to be yourself. That’s the message from Austin Kleon, a young writer and artist who knows that creativity is everywhere, creativity is for everyone. A manifesto for the digital age, Steal Like an Artist is a guide whose positive message, graphic look and illustrations, exercises, and examples will put readers directly in touch with their artistic side.
When Mr. Kleon was asked to address college students in upstate New York, he shaped his speech around the ten things he wished someone had told him when he was starting out. The talk went viral, and its author dug deeper into his own ideas to create Steal Like an Artist, the book. The result is inspiring, hip, original, practical, and entertaining. And filled with new truths about creativity: Nothing is original, so embrace influence, col- lect ideas, and remix and re-imagine to discover your own path. Follow your interests wherever they take you. Stay smart, stay out of debt, and risk being boring—the creative you will need to make room to be wild and daring in your imagination.
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TAI O, HONG KONG
Photos and words by Cara Gallardo Weil
The fishing village of Tai O is located on the northwestern coast of Lantau Island, the largest island in Hong Kong. The village is a stark contrast to the modern architecture of the airport and the city metropolis, normally associated with Hong Kong.
Tai O is home to the Tanka, or boat people, a nomadic southern Chinese ethnic group who traditionally lived on junks. Their houses are built on stilts above the tidal flats. These structures are interconnected, forming a tightly-knit community that lives on the water. The stilt houses, or ‘pang uks’, were once common across Hong Kong – Tai O is the last remaining community of any scale.
Although Tai O’s fishing industry has shrunk considerably in recent years, fish is still a central part of village life, and one can catch a waft of the shrimp paste (a speciality of the village) and salted fish and scallops can be seen drying on verandas.
The village is unique in a city like Hong Kong and when observing village life, one feels a sense of stepping back in time. Getting there can be a bit of a trek, but well worth it – not only is the village a glimpse of Hong Kong’s past, but the journey there also offers a different view of Hong Kong that will surprise many who only know the skyscrapers and modern metropolis.