Things Are What You Make of Them: Life Advice for Creatives

Things Are What You Make of Them: Life Advice for Creatives


Insights and inspiration for anyone who makes art (or anything else), from the popular author of 1 Page at a Time and Pick Me Up
From the creative mind and heart of Adam J. Kurtz comes this quirky, upbeat rallying cry for creators of all stripes. Expanding on a series of popular guides he's created for Design*Sponge, this handwritten and heartfelt little book shares wisdom and empathy from one working artist to others. The advice is organized by topic, including:
(How to) Get Over Comparing Yourself to Other Creatives
Seeking & Accepting Help from Others
How to Get Over Common Creative Fears (Maybe)
How to Be Happy (or Just Happier)
As wry and cheeky as it is empathic and empowering, this deceptively simple, vibrantly full-color book will be a touchstone for writers, illustrators, designers, and anyone else who wants to be more creative--even when it would be easier to give up act normal.

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  • Adam

    i wrote this book i think it is very nice i like that the author doesn't try to act like he's the expert or better than anybody else, he's just really honest about what life is like for people who try...

  • Dani

    I'm a fan of pretty much everything Adam does, so I'll admit that I went into this expecting I'd like it, but it was even better than I expected. As he always does, Adam provides the perfect mix of wi...

  • Mrs Mommy Booknerd

    This book is just what I needed because I realized a while ago that I was becoming a negative person overcome by all the bad things happening around me and in the world. It was hard to see the goodnes...

  • Marianne

    (ARC from publisher)I found the advice mostly obvious, and the voice a bit too jargon-y/commercial-art-y for my tastes. YMMV. But since what I want from self-help-y books is novel insight and/or eloqu...

  • Alexis Johnson

    This one didn't quite resonate with me as much as Austin Kleon's similar books, but I definitely recommend it as a quick and energizing pep talk for creatives who feel stuck. It'll get the wheels movi...

  • Becky

    Good life advice for any humans doing anything!...

  • Beatriz Andrea Fernandez

    I have been a fan of Adam J Kurtz's work since "1 Page at A Time" and I have been a fan of his column for a while. This book came while I was struggling with my own creative endeavors, and I purchased...

  • Diana Band

    Read this for work, but was happy to do it, for selfish reasons. As a creative professional, it's nice to get some advice geared specifically towards the challenges of the lifestyle. There's some good...

  • Laura

    Awesome guide book and pep talk for people trying to make a living as an artist or working on a side hustle or pursuing any kind of art. I loved the format: each section ordered in a neat list with a ...

  • Katie

    Inspiring, motivational and the kick up the bum you need to get going!I bought 2 copies, one for myself and one to give my sister, as we are both unhappy in our jobs and long to make our passion proje...