i believe in surrounding ourselves with things that inspire us, especially in the home, and one way to do that is to frame up inspiring quotes. one of my favorites is from gandhi:
“be truthful, gentle and fearless”
this piece was created by my cousin abbey, who runs h.e.a.r.t. by artistic dreams. she’s a one-woman powerhouse who hand-paints her own designs on her products (tote bags, pencil cases, paper goods, etc), does the marketing, and the selling. she started dabbling in digital design too, but there is something rustic about hand-drawn pieces. i finally found the perfect frame for my quote, and it now sits on our fireplace mantle as a daily reminder.
she is based in manila, philippines and shares her daily life, projects, musings, and lovely lovely photographs on her blog, Le Reveur.
* the piece below was another quote i commissioned abbey to paint for a friend