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

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

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.

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

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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...

  • Vitor Martins

    Adam J K é um dos meus artistas favoritos e eu provavelmente sempre vou amar qualquer coisa que ele fizer. Eu sou apaixonado pelas suas cores, seu traço e sua visão de ver o mundo.Esse aqui é meio...

  • 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...

  • Emma Sea

    very very short. these were probably more awesome in their original blog form than as a book...

  • Mrs Mommy Booknerd http://mrsmommybooknerd.blogspot.com

    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...

  • Rebecca

    2018 Read Harder Challenge: A one-sitting book. I get so much out of reminders like these. And although I still look askance at the word "creative" used as a noun, a lot of this advice really spoke to...

  • Maria

    "Sometimes, some of us, maybe, possibly, talk about doing things & then don't do them. Hold yourself accountable for your fresh start. Don't let planning the thing trick your brain into thinking you'v...

  • Kaylea Stoeltzing

    For the exhausted full-time employee and full-time passionate.I was in love with this quick and witty read. After a year slump with my art I'm fjnally getting back into the swing of things but in the ...

  • Laura

    I am not a big fan of self-help books with their rose-colored quotes and shallow advice, but I like this little book of "Life Advice for Creatives" with its stiff little pages and pops of color. It is...