DIY Friday: Inspirational quote art

final 2 Baby Girl has finally figured out how to weasel her arms out of her sleep sack. We noticed it last night as we were watching her sleep in her bassinet. We stood over her holding in our laughs so as to not wake her up. She would sneakily pull her arm out, suck on her fist, and then put her arm back in. David whispered to me, “I bet she’s been doing this forever. She probably thinks to herself, “(devious laugh) I’m so clever. My parents have no idea I can sneak out of this swaddle.”

We’ve also discovered how much she loves looking at herself in the mirror…ohhh boy.

This week while she was sleeping I tried my hand at Inspirational Quote art. It seems like Inspirational Quotes are all the rage now. I like it! Positive self talk, words of encouragement, wisdom from those who have gone before us. Awesome!

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The quote I chose is from Proverbs. I’ve loved this quote for years. It is so applicable to relationships with friends, your spouse, your family, God, your community. I’d love to be remembered as someone who showed love and faithfulness till the end. I made this art for Baby Girl, hence the sparkly pink and gold paint. I want to be a mom that speaks words of life over my kids- these are definitely words I want her to know. sharpie draft

This was super easy to create, too!

Here’s how you can make your own Inspirational Quote art:

  1. Buy a blank canvas.
  2. Stencil out your quote in pencil.
  3. Use Sharpie to go over your pencil sketch.
  4. Paint away with whatever paint you have (I used tee-shirt paint and acrylic. Probably not the most professional approach, but it works! Maybe I’ll try watercolor next!)
  5. Touch up your quote with the Sharpie in case you painted over any of the letters.
  6. Enjoy your art!final 1

I hope you have a very happy Friday and a fun weekend! Apparently I turn 10,000 days old on Saturday. I didn’t know it was a thing until my husband put it on our Google calendar. He says you are supposed to do 10,000 of something, eat 10,000 somethings, etc. Maybe I’ll type 10,000 words. Probably better for the waistline that eating 10,000 somethings.

If you try your hand at inspirational quote art, send me a picture of it!

xo

CLEcitymom

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