A source of continual inspiration, Austin Kleon is a prolific artist who gives back to the significant community that surrounds him. From his live art sessions on Periscope, to his weekly treasure trove of email recommendations, I've learend a lot from Austin Kleon.
His popular books Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work! are quick to read and jam packed with creativity quotes, practical excercises and delightful illustrations.
Kleon is an artist who doesn't take himself too seriously (which, if you recall, I like) and brings a sense of joy and optimism to every bit of work I've encountered from him.
What Kleon makes has been shadowed a bit by how he makes it, but his blackout poems and illustrative work are well worth a look.