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Just keep making things
Painter. Graffiti Artist. Musician. Instagram Influencer. Multi-talented Nashvillian Brian Wooden might seem more comfortable collecting pursuits versus giving them up. He notes that making progress with art often simply means making and making and making…including making mistakes. “The best way I have found to keep moving forward is to just continue to keep making things, even if you hate them.” After all, as Wooden notes, “If something is unbearably bad, and no longer inspires and drives you… you can trash it and start fresh.” Make. Remake.
"Being genuine is the most important part."
I want that
Brooke and Brittany Graeff believe in sibling revelry. Just take two big talents. Stir fearlessly. Work endlessly. Live joyfully. And let it all out in song. They started with humble, if adventurous, beginnings as performers in, of course, Vietnam (as young expat roomies). Then a return to the states, and a Kickstarter-funded album, elicited a super shout-out from MTV. All because they weren’t afraid to say “I Want That” (the title of one of their songs) and then go get it. After all, makers make it happen best in harmony with each other.
"We try our best to take what we do seriously, but not ourselves."
Crafting Truth To Power
Sometimes going old-school maker means going without school altogether. Nate Cornett had already made a lot of his life before becoming a craft brewer – in plumbing, welding and even IT – but he was always eager to learn more. He learned from local brewers. He volunteered at a brewery. Eventually, his self-assembled apprenticeship – and his all-in partner – gave him the expertise and confidence to co-found Yellow Springs Brewery as an antidote to the banality of corporate beer. Another maker making a difference.
"All my previous life experience prepared me for this craft."