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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 2019 Maker Quotes. See advice and motivation given from 20 Makerviews interviewees - a continually growing list of over 70+ makers.

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20 Maker Quotes for 2019

Inspiration for Making + Advice for Makers

"Be authentically and unapologetically you..." — Chereen Leong Schwarz

Chereen Leong Schwarz is an outdoorswoman, wife, chef, and owner of Smeeny Beanie Knits. Colorado shines through in her products like handmade...

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"Be mindful of your art...know where it first began, and learn the history of it..." — Daryl vanderGroef

Daryl vanderGroef is a woodworker and firefighter from Montana. Daryl builds handcrafted, custom ukeleles sold on Etsy as 'de Houtwinkel' (the...

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"Finding a community has helped build my confidence, find my niche and develop my craft..." — Lena Njoku

Lena Njoku is an educator, wife, mother, and a macrame maker! She sells handmade macrame plant hangers, wall hangings, and custom orders. Chec...

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"It may feel like it at the time, but none of it is time wasted..." — April Frost

April Frost is a macrame maker and instructor. She sells PDF guides, DIY macrame kits, and other goods on Etsy. Check this interview out.

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"You will figure it out one way or another..." — Ruslan Golovko

Ruslan Golovko is a maker - metal working, woodworking, motorcycle custom mods, and beyond. He's the owner of the coffee trailer that he built...

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"I'm not quitting my day job and I would advise others to do the same..." — Dianna Allen

Dianna Allen is an advocate for entrepreneurship. She creates handmade candles and sprays with her business and brand TERRA, and is also a fre...

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"Try to get yourself in a place where you don't have to create work that you don't enjoy making..." — Halley Immelt

Halley Immelt is a mother, full-time designer, & pottery maker. She creates home decor, mugs, wall art, vases, and more, selling this handmade...

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"You can really achieve anything you set your mind to..." — Johnny Tromboukis

Johnny Tromboukis is a fine woodworker from New York City running JT Woodworks. JT makes modern housewares, furniture, and more pieces that ar...

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"I wake to make..." — Char Miller-King

Char Miller-King — a mother, woodworker, and owner of Wooden Maven Designs — teaches woodworking at Atlanta-area makerspaces, as well as shari...

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"If it’s your dream to turn your craft into your everyday job, then make it happen..." — KC Mack

KC Mack creates leather goods from repurposed, vintage baseball gloves and mitts. Mack Provisions sells handmade wallets, key clips, and other...

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"You've got this, but it won't be easy..." — Rose Le Veque

Rose Le Veque is a third-generation potter who apprenticed with her family and now runs her own pottery studio selling handmade, functional po...

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"There is so much to learn to create better products that people enjoy..." — Marvin Jobs

Marvin Jobs is a leatherworker. Owner of Cavalier Goods Co., a leather design studio making handmade wallets, journal covers, belts, and more....

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"Keep doing whatever sets your soul on fire..." — Jessica Brewer

Jessica Brewer is a jewelry maker and outdoorswoman - horseback riding, hunting, and fly fishing. The earrings Jess creates as Maiden Montana ...

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"Try new things everyday. Get out of your comfort zone and try whatever..." — Giaco Whatever

Giaco Whatever is a multi-faceted maker. YouTuber with projects hand-making tools, shop build-outs, and more. Creator behind Maker Knife, the ...

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"You will never make the perfect wallet, but after 100, you’ll get one you really like..." — Ryan Popoff

Ryan Popoff, founder of Popov Leather - a handmade leather goods co. making wallets, passport covers, coasters, hat patches, and more. Hear ho...

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"Get out in the shop, do it yourself, fail, then learn from those mistakes and keep on building." — Tamar Hannah

Tamar Hannah, founder of 3x3 Custom - woodworking and DIY plans and videos for furniture, home decor, and more. She is a Mother of 3, a design...

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"As soon as you think you are an expert it's game over. Always keep a beginners mind." — Nes Croft

Nes Croft - hip-hop musician, guitar player, software engineer, and maker! Check out the debut album 3rd House with lyrics highlighting travel...

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"Being a maker is empowering more than anything, it’s challenging and rewarding..." — David Roost

David Roost, founder of Roostmade Co. is a woodworker, digital designer, and creative entrepreneur. Roostmade sells organic wood finishes that...

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"The wonderful thing about the maker community is that whenever you feel stuck, there is someone ready to give a hand and point you in the right direction..." — Anne-Laure

Anne-Laure Le Cunff an entrepreneur, ex-Googler, and a neuroscience student. She is the founder of Ness Labs, is running Maker Mag, and is the...

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"Just say yes. If you don't know how to do something just say yes..." — Jason Hibbs

Jason Hibbs is a woodworker and owner of Bourbon Moth Woodworking. Custom, handmade furniture and wood decor products, alongside woodworking v...

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Inspirational + motivational quote posters printed in the U.S. on a variety of poster sizes. High-quality paper in matte finish. Shipping worldwide.

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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