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Maker Quotes 2019 - Motivational Quotes

Starting the New Year 2019 by sharing this list of motivational quotes from makers, designers, woodworkers, leatherworkers, and artists.

By Scott Mathson, Makerviews

Makerviews exists to share the stories of and advice from a variety of talented makers, designers, and artists.

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So many talented designers, woodworkers, artists, and makers shared their words with Makerviews over 2018. Connecting with these individuals and sharing their story is deeply rewarding.

To further inspire all makers for this New Year, Makerviews is excited to have put together this round-up of interviews from 2018 for 2019 Quotes to inspire, motivate, and help makers, creators, and artists.. See advice and motivation given from 44 Makerviews interviewees - a continually growing list over on the blog.

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44 Maker Quotes for 2019 (from 2018)

Inspiration for Making + Advice for Makers

"Dig in, stay in the trenches, and keep fighting..." — Caleb Wojcik

Caleb Wojcik runs DIY Video Guy, creating resources for filmmakers, videographers, and photographers. He also owns a studio, clients include: ...

December 13, 2018

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"Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, they are just learning experiences..." — Sadie Mae John

Sadie Mae John is a DIYer and woodworker behind The Awesome Orange. This one-woman shop from Tempe, AZ creates custom home furniture/decor as ...

December 13, 2018

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"Making is more important than the affirmation we get from the things we make..." — Ben Stafford

Ben Stafford is an illustrator and designer who's creative process focuses on communicating complex ideas in a simple form. Select clients inc...

December 13, 2018

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"Don't hesitate. Just build it..." — Meghan Baker

Meghan Baker is a woodworker behind Sweet Aloha Designs. Creating custom built furniture and wood home decor with a farmhouse chic style, cont...

December 12, 2018

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"Start with the basics and work your way up to the advanced skills..." — Adam Beasley

Adam Beasley is a woodworker, DIYer, & business owner of Lazy Guy DIY. From woodworking tool review videos to DIY projects for home to home im...

December 4, 2018

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"Don't worry about the tools you have or don't have. Just start..." — Jenny Duke

Jenny Duke is woodworker and business owner who creates custom home decor items under the name Sacred Cinder. Jenny designs and builds amazing...

November 28, 2018

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"I believe that each and every one of us has the ability to change lives..." — Connie Chi

Interview with Connie Chi - a branding and design specialist and Founder/CEO of The Chi Group. Connie focuses on humanizing brands through uni...

November 14, 2018

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"Set a mini-goal, and make a plan to achieve it..." — Tanner Claridge

Interview with Tanner Claridge - designer and leather worker - Claridge Leather. Hand-stitched, handmade custom leather goods from NW Montana....

November 12, 2018

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"You have to immerse yourself in it. Do the work..." — David Stine

Interview with David Stine - a woodworker and craftsman, crafting furniture by hand with sustainably-harvested hardwoods. Raw materials that h...

November 2, 2018

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"Never take failure as a closed door. If we don’t fail we aren’t trying..." — Ryan Savin

Interview with Ryan James Savin of Little King Goods leather handmade goods out of Ontario, Canada. Leather worker, family man, photographer, ...

October 28, 2018

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"Keep reevaluating what you’re making, listen to feedback, keep tweaking the product and just keep going!" — Tiffany Zadi

Tiffany Zadi, full-time designer and leathersmith creating jewelry and leather goods as Heist Studio. Ethical and free-range bison leather fr...

October 20, 2018

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"Spend most of your time developing your own personal voice or style over any type of virtuosity in your craft..." — Justin Ringle

Interview with Justin Ringle of indie folk band Horse Feathers. Oregon-based musician with indie label Kill Rock Stars, his vocals and focus o...

October 19, 2018

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"Something about computers, and particularly websites, really clicks well with me and it remains just as satisfying to build..." — Chris Coyier

Chris Coyier, entrepreneur, designer, and front-end web developer behind CSS-Tricks, CodePen, ShopTalk Show, and much more in the tech industry.

October 9, 2018

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"...being able to see where you need to change course is huge to being successful..." — Nathan Martin

Nathan Martin, hard-working founder of Go Forth Goods - handmade leather good company out of Marietta, GA. Learn of his marketing, branding, a...

October 3, 2018

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"If something doesn't work, tweak it, change it, scrap it, start again." — Heidi Joy

Heidi Joy runs Muskoka Folk creating woodworking and DIY tutorials. Avid Tea drinker, proud Muskokan (Ontario), custom wood sign maker, and DI...

September 19, 2018

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"Millions of makers came before us and found ways to make masterpieces through trial and error..." — Matt & Luke

Matt & Lucky Bob run a father and son carpentry shop in Burlington, VT. Whether client work or home repairs, they enjoy quality time together ...

September 12, 2018

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"Definitely share your successes, but also be willing to share your failures." — Corrie Ladd

Corrie Ladd runs bones&blooms creating naturally-inspired, organic jewelry. Precious metal worker, linoleum block textile printer, and silvers...

September 6, 2018

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"It's important to view creation as a journey rather than a destination." — Colin Wright

Colin Wright makes a full-time living from authoring books. This entrepreneur writes at Exile Lifestyle, runs the Let's Know Things podcast, i...

August 24, 2018

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"Connect with people that are smarter than you... It's the best way to keep growing at your craft." — Laura Serino

Laura Serino, of Island Apothecary is hand-crafting 100% organic and naturally-derived oils off the coast in Maine. From beard oils, body and ...

July 25, 2018

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"...when you get your work in front of people it becomes real..." — Justin Hagan

Justin runs Gold Bark Leather, a website he started that helps and educates leather working beginners become skilled in the art of leather wor...

July 4, 2018

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"...seeing a piece finally come together is inspiring and makes all the difficulty worth it..." — Alexandra Climent

Alexandra Climent, of Sustainably Sliced is a woodworker making pieces primarily made of exotic and rare woods sustainably imported from the j...

June 21, 2018

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"If you have competition, that's means you are in the right field. So keep at it..." — Kelsey Brannan

Kelsey Brannan is the founder of Premiere Gal where she produces content that teaches video editing, production, and all things media. She is ...

June 10, 2018

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"...don’t rush the process! It is so tempting to jump right into buying materials and making cuts..." — Caleb Stumberg

Caleb Stumberg, of Second Son Woodworks is doing Nonprofit work by day and is a maker + woodworker by night, based out of Helena, MT. These ma...

June 9, 2018

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"I love working for myself and having the flexibility to be with my family. That's really what keeps me on this path..." — Parker Lichfield

Parker (and Whitney) Lichfield own and operate leather goods business Stock & Barrel. This is a family-run company that they started back in 2...

May 30, 2018

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"Once you make the disciplined decision to be fulfilled by the PROCESS of creating, then you can really be effective..." — Tyler Cain

Tyler Cain, of Cain Productions is dedicated to music. He's creating videos and writing songs, as an artist and musician himself, as well as p...

May 23, 2018

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"Since my gear is going to be used in some pretty amazing situations and places it has to be right..." — Evan Howard

Evan Howard, of Terra Rosa Gear is creating outdoor-inspired goods for your next adventure. From lightweight, packable tarp shelters, sleeping...

May 16, 2018

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"...thirty minutes after getting laid off, the natural thing for me to do was to just go back to work - at Odin Leather Goods..." — Odin Clack

Odin Clack, of Odin Leather Goods is creating amazing, classic standards and one-off custom pieces out of leather in the heart of Texas. A tru...

May 13, 2018

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"Everyday I'm learning something new, every project is a challenge for me and that thing gives me pulse and more inspiration..." — Sofia Michailidou

Sofia Michailidou, of Reuse Create Remake is handcrafting unique serving boards, trays, cutting boards, and so much more. A look into the work...

May 11, 2018

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"Every new challenge that we solve inspires me to take on another challenge..." — Jeff Mack

Jeff Mack, of Jeff Mack Designs creates amazing, custom woodworking pieces that blend metal + wood in a well-designed fashion. From amazing wo...

May 11, 2018

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"There’s a community of makers who all want each other to learn and succeed, so use that to your advantage..." — Matthew Brewer

Matthew Brewer, of Worn Standard is first-and-foremost a family man: a husband, a father. Outside of working his full-time sales job, he finds...

May 4, 2018

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"Talent is hidden beneath the surface, you just have to figure out how to plane away the FEAR to expose it..." — Drew Short

Drew Short, of Rock-n H Woodshop is a family man, woodworker, and maker. He's creating useful content and projects that we can all learn from....

April 27, 2018

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"We used to make things for ourselves, but now we can make things that may inspire others to create and that is inspiring..." — Dylan & Molly

Learn more about Dylan and Molly - young entrepreneurs, woodworkers, and makers creating woodworking videos, doing custom client work, and mor...

April 23, 2018

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"Working for free (within reason) and just being around a group of artists let's them know what kind of person you are.." — Matt Micucci

Matt Micucci, of Offerman Woodshop is a straight-forward guy. Matt spends his days as a woodworker and is a damn fine kazoo maker, to boot - c...

April 23, 2018

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"...the catalyst for loving all those things was never the things themselves, but relationship with people who loved them... - Anne Briggs" — Anne Briggs

Anne Briggs, of Anne of All Trades has been honing her skills in the woodworking craft for quite a few years now. A major advocate of educatio...

April 18, 2018

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"...as a maker, we have a responsibility to the pieces we build and the memories that help us create them - to retain the invisible balance, the love of the artistry, between maker and customer... - Ken Zakovich" — Ken Zakovich

Ken Zakovich, of TIMBR Design Co. is creating very unique wood goods. Utilizing his type and lettering design skills, coupled with the power o...

April 17, 2018

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"I let the inspiration flow in... by taking a walk, listening to records, flipping through my library, talking to friends, eating a good meal, or any combination of those things..." — Matt Pierce

Matt Pierce, of Wood&Faulk is creating timeless waxed canvas and leather goods. The aesthetic and design behind the products reminds me of Sca...

April 17, 2018

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"...just keep making and make things that you are excited and interested about. - Minni" — Minni

Maker interview from Minni, woodworker behind The Minimalist Maker who is producing very aesthetically clean woodworking and DIY videos, as we...

April 11, 2018

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"Everything I build is done for the benefit of those amazing folks who take the time to read my website, follow me on Instagram, watch my YouTube videos or engage with my content in some other way..." — Brad Rodriguez

Brad Rodriguez has been publishing woodworking tutorials and DIY content since early 2015 and since mid-2017 has been doing so full-time. Lear...

April 7, 2018

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"Create something for yourself first, love it yourself first and then if folks like it offer it to them..." — Jake Carnley

Jake Carnley, founder and chief candlemaker behind Great Bear Wax Co. of Birmingham, Alabama. He runs a company that pours candles with fragra...

April 4, 2018

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"A lot of us want to know how to get to the end of a project before we even start and that can be paralyzing..." — Bob Clagett

Bob Clagett is a maker. A software industry veteran who left his day-job to pursue making things, full-time, for a living. Learn why the maker...

April 3, 2018

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"Mistakes can only hold you back if you are not willing to learn from them..." — Sam Raimondi

See this interview with Sam Raimondi - woodworker, crafter, and DIYer - DIY Huntress. Working and collaborating with brands and companies like...

April 3, 2018

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"If you want your work to have originality it needs to come from within, and from within alone..." — Cat Bates

Cat Bates is a Maine-based artist and jewelry maker. With a degree Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design from Maine College of Art and has apprenti...

March 30, 2018

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"I’m determined to show myself, and others, that you can come from nothing and make it these days. You just can’t give up and have to be ok with failing..." — Travis Weaver

Maker and founder of Manready Mercantile, T.S. (Travis) Weaver. Manready Mecantile was founded in November of 2012 by T.S. Weaver. This family...

March 29, 2018

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"Our advice is to pick one project you're really excited about, and just focus on what you need to know for that one project..." — Evan & Katelyn

Husband-and-wife duo Evan and Katelyn are creating woodworking pieces, concrete, home decor, and more. Their videos and channel display a wide...

March 27, 2018

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Makerviews encourages you to take this advice and go into this New Year, making it your best yet. What projects have you already lined out? Are you staying true to your passion, your vision, and your mission? Above all, keep going (or get started!) — just make things!

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