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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Free inspirational printable from Raye Allison Creations. This week's quote is from Gertrude Stein, "One must dare to be happy." Printables are great for home or office decor, classrooms, church bulletin boards, and so much more!

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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