MakeArtyInspirationsSpotlight your dreams for the future and fave quotes on a poster, binder, shirt, in an eggshell, or anywhere!What better way to keep your inspirations and dreams alive than to display and share them with your unique creative touch? Try these crafty ideas or do it you-style.
Freida, 13, Idaho (top): I’ve found some quotes that inspire me in my everyday life, so I decided to put them on something I look at every day: my binder. I wanted my binder to reﬂ ect who I am as a person, so I also included a few favorite drawings I’ve done. I enjoy doing art lettering and do it for relaxation all the time. My binder inspirations are a running project—I expect some parts of it to change as I change.
I use different art tools; sometimes I paint a background with acrylic or watercolor paint and then write the quote with a sharpie marker. I love fi nding inspirational quotes. Sometimes if I’m feeling down, I’ll write sayings on sticky notes and have a family member hide them around the house for me to fi nd! I love the ﬂ ower quote: "A ﬂ ower doesn't think of comparing itself to other ﬂ owers—it just blooms." To me, it means that you should always be yourself, despite what others might think.
Salute the shero who inspires you! The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team shout-out to author Audre Lorde, Sojourner Truth, Malala Yousafzai, and more. Put your shero on your shirt!EJ, 11, California: “We can complain that rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” I like this quote by Abraham Lincoln and drew the picture to go with it. It reminds me that before I start disliking something, I should look at it from another perspective. For example, when I started fi fth grade, I thought it was going to be really hard. But it was actually pretty fun—I just had to focus on the stuff that was fun.
Victoria, 12, Wisconsin: I like this quote—"Stand tall and wear a crown like a pineapple"— because not only do I love pineapples but I fi nd it really inspiring! This quote reminds anyone to stand tall, be brave, and remember who you are.
Jay, 11, Virginia: I love this quote by Coco Chanel because it shows that being unique is amazing. It reminds me that even if I’m more different than a lot of people, I’m a wonderful person. I found this photo on a free site, and just put it together with the words.