Do you have a special saying that you love? Often there’s a quote from a favorite author or poet, a religious or spiritual prayer, or mantra that centers or inspires us. Or maybe it’s an activity – such as running, horseback riding, or painting – that centers you.
Whatever your idea of heaven or the best “therapy”, fill your environment with the positive reminders of what matters to you, what gets you through, and what brings you joy!
Pillows are a great way to add beautiful words and images, a pop of color and maybe even a little inspiration to your surroundings. They also make great gifts for the hard-to-buy-for people on your list.
Go to YorkPhoto.com to browse the creative and beautiful professionally designed pillows for simple click and go or modify it to make it your own. Feeling artistic? Build your own! As always, it is easy and fun on York. Of course, there are incredible professionally designed pillows in the two new sizes, 18×18 and 20×14 that you’ll want to check out. I love this Gandhi quote:
Which then inspired me to take one of my personal favorites from Isak Dinesen. Using my favorite Stock Art tab to find a sea-themed background I liked, I used the search term ‘ocean’ and then the text boxes to add my quote.
It certainly needed another element as far as I was concerned so this time I searched the Clip art and found a piece of coral that I liked. I pulled it up quite large on the pillow, knowing I wanted it as a background element so as not to overpower the quote. First I used the tools at the bottom to move the coral layer behind the text layer.
Then I used the Tools tab to lower the opacity of the coral just a bit:
And ended up with this as my final product:
Maybe you need reminders of essential levity and the lighter side. If so, I offer these links that had me laughing and pinning:
- https://www.pinterest.com/explore/funny-quotes/ (Unless life also hands you sugar and water, your lemonade is going to suck.)
http://www.coolfunnyquotes.com/ (Don’t know where your kids are in the house? Turn off the internet and they’ll show up quickly.)
https://www.pinterest.com/explore/hilarious-sayings/ (I don’t run, so if you ever see me running, you better run too, because something is coming.)
- Here’s an example of a pillow I created from scratch using my photo and a variation on a 1939 British Government poster. This saying has become quite popular recently, so I decided to put my own spin on it:
- And some more just for general inspiration:
- https://www.pinterest.com/explore/quote-pillow/ (She believed she could, so she did.)
https://www.pinterest.com/explore/shirt-sayings/ (Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional.)
If you are still having trouble finding that special saying that rings true with you, a simple internet search will return more than you ever thought possible. Here are some sites to check out:
http://www.brainyquote.com/ (This site has tens of thousands of quotes and sayings to search through including “My heart is like a singing bird.” – Christina Rossetti)
http://www.azquotes.com/ – (The main page includes a quote of the day “It’s amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.” – Ben Stein)
https://www.pinterest.com/categories/quotes/ (They told me I couldn’t. That’s why I did.)
http://www.short-funny.com/funny-sayings.php (Organized people are simply too lazy to search for stuff.)
http://brightdrops.com/ (“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs)
https://www.goodreads.com/quotes (“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.)