No matter what your thing is, you rely on your tools: sharp pencils, no-slip rulers or that tape that sticks to stuff without screwing it up. But when just starting out on a new project or venture, you’re suddenly faced with the daunting task of stocking up. Sure, you can run through the store impulsively buying rubber stamps, but should you?
I’m not the expert on minimalism, but I am a huge tool so I have some insight here. By honestly considering who you are and what you want to accomplish, you can build a useful collection of tools instead of a bunch of expensive stuff stashed in a tote bag under your desk. –ADAMJK
Adam J. Kurtz (better known as ADAMJK) is an artist and author of 1 Page at a Time: A Daily Creative Companion. His dark (but optimistic) humor comes to life in an offbeat line of gifts and small trinkets. Follow him at @ADAMJK or in real life (he lives in Brooklyn because of course he does).