Best of Meet the Maker: Creative Advice
by Kollabora Follow

posted 1 year ago

As the year starts to wind down, we know it can be hard to keep your creative motivation going. Whether you're busy making holiday gifts or tying up loose ends at work, sometimes it takes a little extra push to focus on something new. We dug through a few of our latest Meet the Maker interviews and pulled some of our favorite creative advice quotes to (hopefully) help get you back on track!

Best creative advice I ever received is to be true to yourself. Don’t create to please other people, do what makes you happy! -Kimberly Parrett Coffin 

Best creative advice I ever received is to not settle on something I'm not satisfied with. In doubt: unpick or unravel, and start again. -Camille (Mamie)

Best creative advice I ever received is to not be afraid of sewing anything. Every sewing project is just a series of steps to be taken one by one. -Teri Gerber Dodds 

Best creative advice I ever received is to take your time on the sewing machine. As a beginner I had a rather kamikaze approach to stitching seams. No good ever came of that. -Hannah (The Loophole

Best creative advice I ever received is don’t waste time making things you don’t like. I really try to not give myself creative commitments that don’t excite me. -Hello Holli 

Best creative advice I ever received is to make something everyday. It can be a drawing, a small embroidery, just a couple of seams on a garment. Never fear that you will run out of ideas, you will have more than ever! -Liliana 

Best creative advice I ever received is "More is more and less is a bore". -CarlyinStitches 

Best creative advice I ever received was don’t be dragged down by bumps in the creative process. Not everything is going to be easy or come to you on your first try but that doesn’t mean you should give up. -Alberto (We Are Knitters)

Best creative advice I ever received is stay true to yourself and master your craft. -Erica Bunker

Best creative advice I ever received is don't get paralyzed by making it perfect. Get it out there, and improve from there. -Helena (GrayDay Patterns)

Best creative advice I ever received is to follow my intuition and try again and over again until (you get the) expected results. -Julie Kansara 

Best creative advice I ever received was from the book "Steal like an Artist".  It was incredibly freeing to realize it's okay to do something that has been done before if you do you, because yours will always be different. -Shelly (Coral + Co.)

Best creative advice I ever received is don’t be afraid to show what you do and what you like. If you (only) do what people will like you will limit your creativity. -Lalala Toys

Best creative advice I ever received: If it’s not your best it isn’t finished. -Kristi (SweetKM)

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