Make It Mighty Ugly (Paperback)

Exercises & Advice for Getting Creative Even When It Ain't Pretty

By Kim Piper Werker, Kate Bingaman-Burt (Illustrator)

Sasquatch Books, 9781570619144, 219pp.

Publication Date: August 26, 2014



Fans of DIY projects and crafts will conquer their fear of failure and create their own masterpieces using this fun and inspiring handbook. Get Crafty. Make Great Stuff. Be Creative The number one fear of all creative types--crafters, DIYers, makers, artists--is that failure lurks right around the corner. Crafty blogger and creativity guru Kim Piper Werker urges everyone to pick up their pen or paintbrush or scissors and make something mighty ugly: get that "failure" out of the way. This friendly book offers up a multi-pronged approach to overcoming creative fears through inspiring essays and anecdotes, interviews, exercises and prompts, and sage advice from all over the creative spectrum to help individuals slay their creative demons.

About the Author

KIM PIPER WERKER is a writer and freelance editor who tries to make something--anything--every day. Many of those things are awful; some are not. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, she lives in Vancouver, BC. Learn more about her work, teaching schedule, and rag-tag adventures at For more on Mighty Ugly, including links to resources and a book-club guide, visit