I have always been a creative person. Mostly, that expressed itself by breaking rules and many times, that got me in trouble. But many times, it led me to thinking about new ways of doing things and being viewed as "unique".
This weekend, I drove to Salida, CO where my nephew, Scott Bouldin, opened his new venture -- HUBBUB Brewery. More than 1,000 people came to sample his 8 beers and hang out to listen to wonderful music.
The next morning, he took me on a behind the scenes tour of how he creates his unique beer.
What an education! So many times, we think creating something unique is easy. Just "do it" as Nike says. But as artists, we know thats really not the case. Creating something unique takes years of practice, understanding and learning new and old techniques, trying something new without worrying about the outcome, and just going where no one has gone before.
I salute my nephew for his courage and hard work in creating a brewery unlike any other. I am inspired by him and see that creativity happens in all industries and we, as fine artists, can take these ideas and incorporate them in our own work.
I'd like another glass of Fresco Y Seco, please!