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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
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
'If You're Waiting for a Sign' Personalized Paper Cut Art - GBP 45
This delicate paper art would be beautiful mounted on black paper and framed, or simply pinned to a linen-covered inspiration board.
Julia Child 'Love' Quote Letterpress Print - $40
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.
'It Always Seems Impossible' Art Print by Designed by Wilma - $15
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.
This is My Year Screen-Print by ConiLab - $35
Do you have big plans for 2013? Proclaim it to the world with this marquee-inspired print from ConiLab.
Color Outside the Lines by Jennifer McCully - $16
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.
Never Forget You Are Amazing Fine Art Print by Fréya Art & Design - $75
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.
Open a Book Fine Art Photograph by Sandra Arduini Photo & Design - $24
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.
You are Loved Art Print by Shelli Dorfe - $20
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.
Today was a Good Day by Sarah Ahearn Bellemare - $48
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.
Create Art Print - $16
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.
Heart and Intuition Paper Print by Maechevrette Art - $20
This bit of wisdom from Steve Jobs is fitting for the entrepreneur and artistically inclined alike.
Trust Your Heart Greeting Card by The Wheatfield - $6
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.
Einstein Typographic Print by Happy Dappy Bits - $16
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.
'Going, Going' Art Print by Shelli Dorfe - $18
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."
C'est La Vie Print by Moonflowers - $17
As another (chicer and more sophisticated) take on the same sentiment, this "C'est la vie" print could help keep things in perspective.
'In Order to be Irreplaceable' Small Turquoise Print by Little Things Studio
This quote from Coco Chanel would be great encouragement for anyone with a creative bent to take risks and push the envelope a bit.
Inspiration Paper Print by Maechevrette Art - $20
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.
'It's Not What the World Holds for You,' Small by Little Things Studio - $15
Take initiative and live your life with intention and purpose. This print reminds us all to stop making excuses and start living.
Live What You Love Print, Red - $12.75
I love the bold color and simple, clean typography of this print by Hijirik, and the message is such an important one.