Guest Picks: 20 Frameworthy Works to Help You Get Motivated
Conquer your goals and lift your spirits with encouraging art prints of inspirational quotes for your walls or shelves
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From the wide-open pages of a new calendar to the resolutions we all make with the best of intentions, everything seems possible in January. I say, go with it! Encourage yourself to follow through on your goals this year with a fresh, inspirational art print. Whether you favor the bold and graphic, the delicate and pretty, or the playful, there is bound to be something here to suit your taste and motivate you to meet your goals. — Laura from Lolalina
This delicate paper art would be beautiful mounted on black paper and framed, or simply pinned to a linen-covered inspiration board.
For the creative cook, try inspiring words from the Julia Child. Hang this over your stove where it can cheer you on from the sidelines as you attempt her classic boeuf bourguignon.
Whether it's an endless knit afghan or a novel, if you are working on an ambitious project, it can be easy to lose heart midway through. This little fox print would make a sweet reminder to keep your eye on the prize.
Do you have big plans for 2013? Proclaim it to the world with this marquee-inspired print from ConiLab.
If your aim is to create more art this year, encourage yourself with this fun piece by artist Jennifer McCully. Bonus: It comes mounted on wood and ready to hang.
This adorable elephant would be equally at home in a creative space or in a child's room — anywhere you feel calls for a dash of extra encouragement.
Want this to be the year you start that book club or tackle a list of classic tomes? Hang this print near your squishiest armchair and get reading.
I think we could all do with a bit more confidence and a bit less self-judgement, am I right? I would place this on the inside door of my closet to start my morning on the right note.
Being grateful for what you have and what is going well in your life on a daily basis is so important for happiness. This massive print from Sarah Ahearn Bellemare would be a great reminder to count your blessings each day.
This dreamy bokeh (aesthetically blurred) photograph would make the perfect addition to a crafty corner. I would skip the frame and hang it from an art wire alongside other small prints and found objects.
This bit of wisdom from Steve Jobs is fitting for the entrepreneur and artistically inclined alike.
Looking for a cheap thrill? I love picking up fun artsy cards and hanging them on my inspiration board or art wire. This lovely card from artist Katie Daisy would be a cheerful touch in any space.
Help yourself meet challenging goals this year (and keep yourself motivated even when things don't go as planned) with these words from Albert Einstein.
I think this sweet print would be perfect in a child's room or play space — more as a reminder for parents than the kids to relax and be on "kid time."
As another (chicer and more sophisticated) take on the same sentiment, this "C'est la vie" print could help keep things in perspective.
This quote from Coco Chanel would be great encouragement for anyone with a creative bent to take risks and push the envelope a bit.
I always chuckle when I read this quote because it is so true. That "lightning strike" of inspiration may hit, but it's much more likely to come when you've been keeping up your end of the deal.
Take initiative and live your life with intention and purpose. This print reminds us all to stop making excuses and start living.
I love the bold color and simple, clean typography of this print by Hijirik, and the message is such an important one.
Ideabook updated on Jan. 19, 2013.
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