Inspiration is a wonderful place to start when making art. But we often move too quickly from being inspired to innovation—making our own thing with (hopefully) our own, unique signature. I believe that imitation is a missing link in much of our artistic development.

Don’t just be inspired by someone’s work. Make it part of your work to learn how they do what they do.

(This is a short excerpt from my book Title Pending. I’m currently writing a followup book. Add yourself to my email list to find out more).