Edmonton Painter


"I enjoyed the book immensely and found out, much to my surprise, that I knew you less than I thought I did.  Not a lot, mind you, but enough to give me pause."

- Joanne Harnack (aka Mom)

Edmonton Artist and now Author

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Make It Till You Make It: An Artist's Origin Story

SKU 00119
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Product Details
  • Hard Cover Book
  • 8.5x11" Landscape
  • 132 pages (and maybe a bonus one)
  • 130 pieces of art (also, maybe a bonus one)

As you flip through this book, you will notice a wide range of creations. Some of them are huge successes. Others, tremendous failures. Yet they all reflect my curiosity, inspiration, and emotion. Ultimately, it’s not about creating the next most extraordinary painting but enjoying the process of translating what is inside the mind and offering it to the world. Honestly, as you will find out in this book, it wasn’t an easy lesson for me to learn. I set a lot of expectations up for myself and they nearly crushed me. They certainly would have, if art didn’t teach me that true satisfaction is innate and comes from the process, not the end result. This story is my rite of passage—one where I fail, succeed, grapple with my mortality, and ultimately, shed my innocence and misconceptions. In doing so, I completely shift the trajectory of my life.

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Edmonton Artist


"This book made me want to buy all of Josh’s art work. However, like Josh in chapter 2 of his book I’m broke af. Maybe if I make it till I make it, I can afford some of his pieces one day."


"After reading Make It Till You Make It, I’m obsessed with Josh Harnack. I even made a Sim of him. Seriously, the book is that good. Let’s hope he writes another one. "


"A perfect book for a lazy Sunday afternoon. Make It Till You Make It in one hand, a Bailey’s and coffee in the other. The humorous and charming narrative combined with the striking imagery made it a really noteworthy read! 10/10 would recommend it to a friend."