Although not everyone is an artist, and not everyone should be, everyone is in some way creative.

Help spread this important message by sending an email to miranda.aisling@gmail.com with a picture of something you’ve made or sharing it on social media tagged with #WhatIMake.


“Don’t Make Art, Just Make Something manages to be both optimistic and inspirational, and also real about the psychological challenges of transitioning from being a learner to being a doer.” – Mairead Hynes

“The chapters a very short (the book is a very quick read), and the ideas are very accessible, easy to digest and turn into creative fuel.” – Jonathon Eder

“Filled with references to leaders in the field, Don’t Make Art, Just Make Something includes well thought out advice for those who are just entering the work force with nothing but years of schooling behind them.” – Ryan Bonaparte

about the book

Don’t Make Art, Just Make Something is a book about getting started.  Whether you’re a recent graduate, a young professional, or still a student, this book will help you reframe the way you think about approaching new projects and ideas.

After all, don’t all great masterpieces start off as just, well, something?

about the author

Miranda Aisling (ash-lean) is an artist, teacher, and entrepreneur whose work focuses on reconnecting art to daily life.  She is the founder of Miranda’s Hearth, the first community art hotel, which started in July 2013 with the mission to build a community through creativity.  Miranda holds a B.A. in Studio Art from Mary Baldwin College where she was part of the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted and a M.ed. in Community Art from Lesley University.

Discover more of her projects on her website: mirandaaisling.com