Anyone who knows me will know that I go through these little obsession phases that usually last for around a week. In that week, I will become a semi-expert in the subject, I’ll think about it, talk about it, and share it 24/7. These little episodes are relatively harmless though, and I actually think they’re awesome, they’re like little crash courses. When I’m really interested in something I will want to know everything I can about it, and I see it as a way of improving my knowledge and adding to my mind palace! It’s just a shame I’m not super interested in micro biology or something.
The subjects of these episodes are entirely random. It could be Edgar Allan Poe, The Beatles, Freddie Mercury, Wuthering Heights, Australia, Whales, Magpies (and these are actual examples), you name it. After the obsession, I still love the subject, but my brain starts looking for something new to learn about. I think it’s just constantly hungry for new information and knowledge.
Okay, Sigmund Freud moment over. Let’s get down to the nitty gritty. My current obsession or subject is Vincent Van Gogh, as you may have gathered from the title.
I haven’t always loved Van Gogh, I will admit. At school, I wasn’t much interested, he was just that artist who cut off his own ear and who painted that chair painting. It was only when I got older that I appreciated him and really fell in love with his art. Especially the sunflowers, which I love going to see, and I have a large, framed copy of at home.
I’ve recently been reading a lot of Vincent Van Gogh quotes, and I’ve found some of them to be so inspiring, especially as a painter, but you don’t need to be a painter to use them as motivation.
I designed these little quote cards, and I wanted to share them with you guys, so feel free to copy and print them and pop them into a frame, or just print them and stick them on the wall or in your scrapbook, whatever makes you happy! You could also give the framed versions as gifts to a friend or a loved one to inspire them, too, or send them as postcards. I hope they’ll bring a little extra sunshine to your day!
I’ve numbered them and linked them (they go across), or, alternatively click here to go directly to the Pinterest board I pinned them to. Enjoy!
Here’s what I did, I printed my favourite one off 5 x 7 size and popped it in a pretty frame. I bought the frame from Wilkinson’s for £1.50 – steal! I also printed some smaller ones off at 4 x 6 size to pop into my scrapbooks.
What do you guys think of my ideas? Will you use these quote cards for anything?