Printable Creations | Dare to be Happy
Happy September! I still can’t believe the summer is already over and fall is on it’s way in. When I first saw this quote by Gertrude Stein, it really made me think. Emotions are an interesting part of being human. While what we feel is not necessarily a decision we consciously make, the ways we show our emotions can be a choice. And that includes being happy.
“One must dare to be happy” -Gertrude Stein
We have to decide that even if the world around us is not going well, we can still be happy. If you wake up in a bad mood and think the day will be bad, then it most likely will be. But if you wake up and tell yourself it will be a good day and to be happy, you will rise to the challenge. You must dare to be happy because it doesn’t always come easily. Challenge yourself to be happy today.
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Creating the Creation
Tools I used: blob brush, circle tool, appearance panel
This design came about fairly easily. When I was first sketching the quote, I immediately had the idea to put a circle around it. After I sketched and refined the quote in Illustrator, I wanted to try it in shades of green. I hadn’t done a printable in darker green colors yet, and I thought green fit with this quote. When I changed the color of the circle to light green with a medium green as the stroke, I really liked how that looked and decided to keep adding strokes using the appearance panel in a pattern of light and medium green. As I was working, I noticed how it started to look like a bullseye, fitting well with the idea of daring to be happy. I then added a medium green shadow behind the words “Dare” and “Happy” to make them stand out a little more.
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