A few words to live by…

In need of a little motivational inspiration? Some words to live by? Here are a few favourites, some of which adorn my home and office.

Well, when I say adorn, I mean they are stashed semi-safely waiting their turn to be framed. For some reason I like them to be framed well enough to last eternity. Which means they have to wait a long time because that costs serious money.

Money which I might have had more of if I had not followed the advice in pick number one…

Letter pressed type—Make your own path—on a vintage map

Make your own path, Letterpress printed directly onto sections of vintage maps, by Douglas Wilson.

Silver ink on brown stock. Says "Do what you love, love what you do."

It’s the words that get me on this one, me not being such a fan of the silver on coloured stock, but hey,  Do what you love is another Douglas Wilson gem. He really is a very insightful guy and he loves his letterpress so much it has its own flickr steam.

Screenprinted poster. Says "Remember, looking at design is not making design"Clean white type in black square in white space. Says "Simplicity requires courage".

Above: Frank Chimero‘s shop is currently closed, but until it reopens you can trawl his website to see more of his illustration style, not to mention his typographical words of wisdom.

And finally, yes I know the “Keep Calm” theme is everywhere now, but I Don’t Care. I bought mine about a year and a half ago from the ever wonderful Victoria of sfgirlbybay fame and I think no matter what life throws at you these really are some words to get you through. If you think so too you can pick yourself up one from her Etsy shop.

Screenprinted poster. Says " Keep calm and carry on"Of course for OTHER words of wisdom there is our Life Tips range. Words to live by if ever there were any…

CArd with image of pink poodle—Just because you CAN, doesn't mean you SHOULD
Card with image of kids in fully knitted outfits—Being clever at craft is no excuse.Card with image of man in cloth swim trunks—Sometimes it's best to look the other way

About gillianloves

I decided there was not enough laughing in my life so I set to and started to design greeting cards in addition to my other design work. I'm happy to make people smile and to show that giving something really good takes as little effort as sending something pretty ordinary. I fully believe that if you can laugh about it someday you may as well laugh about it today. And also that we are just about as happy as we try to be. But you should know, Pollyanna I'm not. Even I might want to slap her after a day or so.
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One Response to A few words to live by…

  1. Cindi Myers aka oldblackcatboo says:

    I need “Keep Calm and Carry On” tattoo’d somewhere that I can see it all the time.

    Yes, sometimes it’s better to look away but it’s like roadkill, I don’t really want to look at it but I just have to.

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