Insights and inspiration for anyone who makes art (or anything else) from someone who’s been there (and maybe still is).
From the creative mind and heart of designer Adam J. Kurtz comes this upbeat rallying cry for creators of all stripes. Expanding on a series of popular essays, this handwritten and heartfelt book shares wisdom and empathy from one working artist to others in his signature tone: empathetic, vulnerable, inclusive, and conversational. Perforated tear-and-share pages make it easy to display the most crucial reminders or to pass a bit of advice on to someone who needs it.
As wry and cheeky as it is empathic and empowering, this deceptively simple, vibrantly full-color book will be a touchstone for writers, artists, entrepreneurs, and anyone else who wants to be more creative–even when it would be easier to give up and act normal.
The Ultimate BuzzFeed Books Gift Guide: “Pursuing art in all its forms, whether professionally or not, requires so much resilience and faith. Adam J. Kurtz’s Things Are What You Make of Them is full of pick-me-ups and reminders that you are more than your self-doubt, and certainly you aren’t alone in them.”