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By Adam J. Kurtz Grace Bonny | Comments: ( 250 ) | Date: ( Dec 12, 2019 )

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 wisdoInsights 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 CreativesSeeking Accepting Help from OthersHow 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 creative even when it would be easier to give up act normal.


  • Title: Things Are What You Make of Them: Life Advice for Creatives
  • Author: Adam J. Kurtz Grace Bonny
  • ISBN: 9780143131519
  • Page: 237
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Adam J. Kurtz Grace Bonny

Adam J Kurtz aka adamjk is a designer, artist and author of 1 Page at a Time and Pick Me Up, which have been published in over a dozen languages each His very personal work for clients like Strand Bookstore and Urban Outfitters has been featured in NYLON, PRINT, VICE, BuzzFeed and MY NEW BOOK Things Are What You Make of Them by Adam J Kurtz adamjk on Instagram adamjk on Twitter



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

  • 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 to make things. <3 also he seems very handsome and tall <3


  • 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 que um livro de auto-ajuda para pessoas criativas, todo em forma de notas escritas a mão pelo próprio Adam. Ele toca em muitos temas relevantes para qualquer pessoa que quer começar ou já trabalha com arte no geral. Planejamento de um novo projeto, como trabalhar em casa, como se encorajar em d [...]


  • 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 wit and inspiration. If you're a creative person (or just a person in general), you'll wanna read this book!


  • 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 goodness day-to-day and I did not like the person I was becoming. I have been practicing re-framing and my life is looking a whole lot more positive. This book was the perfect companion to my new outlook on life. I loved it cover to cover and have reread it several times, took notes and shared it with thos [...]


  • 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 eloquent prose, I wasn't thrilled with this one.


  • 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 me, especially "be more of your own best" and "maybe try trying." I really liked the Acknowledgments, the "Working with Friends & Family" section, and of course, the colorful design. Consider this a great little gift book. The pages are even perforated so you can put your favorites in a visible [...]


  • 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've done it."There are lessons we've known by heart for years and end up forgetting when needed the most due to frustration. "Things Are What You Make of Them" by Adam J. Kurtz is the perfect companion for those moments when the 'end of all things' seems ominously inevitable.Straightforward yet th [...]


  • 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 process, juggling a full-time day job (with a lot of extra overtime). I admit sometimes I struggle getting caught up with housework trying to develop my own business plans and not crash on the couch after the 9-5-. This is literally the perfect pick me up for any Creative I know!!! Especially on 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 stylish, looks simple at the surface but offers a clear-eyed view of the ups and downs, challenges and opportunities creatives all face. I know one friend that will be getting this in their Christmas stocking.


  • 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 moving again. :-)


  • 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 it in the desperate hope that it would alleviate my worries. It didn't. But it fairness to it and Mr. Kurtz, that's a lot of ask of any book. It doesn't discount the fact that the advice it contains is solid, realistic, and good. Kurtz's optimism and and warmth are also hugely apparent and cushion [...]


  • Mugren Ohaly

    Creativity “self-help” books are the new poetry anthology, everyone is writing one and they’re almost all the same regurgitated crap.Plus, the author gave his own book a 5-star review and obviously thinks way too highly of himself.


  • Britten Thompson

    A good book to have in your collection as a reminder and motivation aid, but there is nothing ground breaking or profound here.


  • 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 bits of wisdom about getting out of your own head and your own way, and a I think a fair amount of it applies to life in general--even if you don't think of yourself as a creative person. This is a super quick read--it took me maybe an hour to get through--so if you're looking for a little pep talk [...]


  • Eline

    After Adam's appearance on Debbie Milman's podcast (Design Matters, really awesome podcast, give it a listen ;) ) I was really looking forward to reading this book and consuming all the wisdom in it. I couldn't help but feel a bit underwhelmed by this book. All the pieces are so short there is barely any advice in them. I could see this book as a quick pick me up for people who feel a bit down in their creative career (but in my opinion you're better of with Austin Kleon's books, who have a bit [...]


  • 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 brief but punchy blurb on each page. Pithy but powerful. As an object, the book is pleasant to hold (so small and compact!). The binding’s a bit stiff, but for a good reason — each page is perforated so you can rip it out and hang it up for inspiration! I love the idea, although personally I’l [...]


  • Todd Skaggs

    Very quick read. You can read it in a sitting or contemplate each morsel. The beauty is that the information is not new to creatives, but it helps to be reminded how great tapping into that creativity can be.This will be a permanent fixture in my writing bag for those times when quick inspiration is needed.


  • Gerardo Mendoza

    It's brilliant how a book of this size can help you a lot to understand that being creative is a work that sometimes needs to be reinforced to keep you in the path. There are simple rules to follow being honest and a good version of yourself. Just to keep it on hand.


  • 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 projects our full time careers!


  • Mike Bell

    Me Kurtz’ writing style is blunt, conversational, witty and self-deprecating. It is a very small book you can read in minutes, but that will stay with you. Full of the types of things we need to remind ourselves from time to time. I will be sharing my copy immediately. Thanks Adam!


  • Frances Thompson

    Wanted to love it but found it a bit underwhelming with nothing startling or new (as a freelance creative writer for 6+ years), but it was easy to read and will look forward to passing on to someone new to the game!


  • Lizzy // The Bookish Unicorn

    A little book with some amazing advice inside for any type of creative! I loved how this book was set up in little sections with just quick anecdotes that get the point across. I will be picking up a copy of this to keep at home so I can read it when I'm feeling down about my creative life!


  • Danielle

    A great pep talk to read as 2017 ended and 2018 began.


  • Ingrid

    Very nice but I wish it was longer


  • Sarah

    For moments when you need a pick-me-up, or a little inspiration, I'm glad to have this book on my shelf.


  • Jillian Moreno

    Excellent reminders.


  • Jen

    3.5 starsThere's a lot of good inspiration in this little volume, but the design (with an all-caps font) kind of felt like I was being yelled at the whole time.


  • Sara Hall

    Very right place, right time book for me. So qt and honestly helpful overall. Also shout out to that WFH chapter.👌🏼✨ 4.5!


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