You woke up this morning determined to put on your dancing shoes. You got a demon to kill. Today is your day – you’re gonna rise, shine and kick some ass!
You’re gonna let go of the negativity and the bullshit. You’re gonna put down that burden that’s weighing you down and pay tribute to your unique strengths.
You’re gonna give the finger to those ass-hats telling you everything happens for a reason, and pump up the volume on the soundtrack of your life. Today we celebrate you!
Flip into optimism
Positive affirmations are positive phrases or statements that are used to challenge negative and unhelpful thoughts and beliefs.
You can use positive affirmations to motivate yourself, encourage positive change in your life and boost your self-esteem.
If you find yourself getting caught up in negative self-talk, positive affirmations will help you combat these subconscious patterns and replace them with more positive narratives.
Positive affirmations will only work when you repeat them regularly. Train that brain of yours to flip into optimism and turn off the autopilot.
We all need an encouraging word every now and again. By priming your brain with oxytocin, you’re setting yourself up for positivity – come rain or shine.
These flowers are here to help you free yourself from the trivial, and enable you to live life with purpose and clarity.
I’ve paired each positive affirmation with a flower. I chose to do them in watercolour because I felt it gives them the kind of soft transparency I wanted.
The underlying tone of the paper has a crucial effect on the finished colour of the flower due to the transparent nature of the watercolours. Watercolour has a unique way of blending together colours that makes it inviting to look at.
I designed these flowers to become a part of your daily routine. Because you’re going to put it somewhere so that you see it several times a day, I wanted these paintings to be beautiful to look at, so you’ll never tire of seeing them.
Terms of endearment
All of the pieces are paired with a different term of endearment. Pumpkin, honeybunch, sweetpea…
There’s nothing more dispiriting than feeling like you’re alone.
The terms of endearment are there to inject some love and care into each statement and make it feel like this is being said to you by someone who really cares for you.
This can serve to put you in mind of whoever gifted this print to you or act as a gentle reminder to love and care for yourself as you do others.
How was this collection born?
I wanted to create art that would empower you to tell that negative committee, that meets in your head, to sit down and shut up.
I know my committee meets more often than is good for me, and these flowers help me banish those nay-sayers.
I often use lettering as a way to exercise positive affirmations, but this time I wanted to add something more to it. I decided that the statement should be embodied by a gorgeous flower and that the flower should be the centrepiece with the typography starring in a supporting role.
About the fine art print you are purchasing
When you buy an art print from the Little Birds collection it will be printed on museum-quality matte paper. The colours in the prints are vivid and look almost like original works. The paper is acid-free to ensure that the colours don’t fade.
Your fine art print will be rolled and wrapped in a protective sheet before placed in a sturdy cardboard tube for shipping. When you receive the print it’s a good idea to place it in an art folder or thick manila envelope to allow it to unfurl.
Handle your stunning new print with care as the matte finish on the paper is smooth and beautiful and sensitive to scuffing. I usually handle my fine art prints with cotton gloves in order to protect the delicate surface.
Framing it or having it framed as soon as possible after arrival is a good idea so that you’ll be able to enjoy your new artwork for many years to come.
Matte paper technical specs
- Basis weight: 192 g/m²
- Thickness: 10.3 mil (0.26 mm)
- ISO brightness: 104%
- Opacity: 94%