If you’ve ever sat at your desk and stared at the blank wall in front of you, ready to give up, maybe you need to slap some inspirational word-art in front of your face to kick you up the backside and get you going again!
My type of inspiration might not be what you’re used to. As much as I love the dainty Baby’s Breath flowers and tiny little birds surrounding swirly calligraphy that reassures you; ‘you can do it’ (and I do genuinely love that stuff- check out my current desktop background courtesy of maydesigns.com) the thing that works best for me when I’m really at a productivity road-block is questioning the criticism that comes from around me (and sometimes from within me!).
Doubts that linger over us have this incredible power to stunt our growth, so those niggling questions and thoughts must be addressed. And that’s where this new original art print comes from. It is a prompt to get you to evaluate where you’re at; why you’re doing what you’re doing. We’ve all had those moments where we wonder why we even bother. Well, now it’s time to actually think about it. When you’ve taken the time to acknowledge the things you’re grateful for and your reasons for being, little doubts and criticisms suddenly seem an awful lot less significant.
Want to know more about this painting and the thought-process behind it? Check out this video where I talk it out in detail and watch me paint it from start to finish.
And if you’re looking for a fun, funky song to go with your sort-of-ironic word-art, have a listen to the wonderful track that inspired this particular piece (bonus info, this is my current work-out fave too!)
If you’re into illustration, cartooning or hand lettering, you’ve probably seen the Pentel Pocket Brush around a lot before. And I’m sure you’ve seen