52 happy inspirational quotes for you to hand letter

Hello hello, friends! I have a great challenge for you to embark on together with 52 happy inspirational quotes as our lettering prompts!! This will be a weekly hand lettering challenge to help us practice and improve our lettering skills.

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I will be sharing my 52 happy inspirational quotes, one per week on my Instagram page @smithakatti


If you are playing along I would love to see your work- please tag me @smithaand use the hashtag #52quoteschallenge

I love challenging myself and a new year is a great time to start something new. I have been hand lettering for about 2 years now, and I think I am ready to delve deeper into the lettering world. For the year of 2018, I’m going to focus more on lettering quotes and longer phrases and these are quotes that I have chosen. They are happy and motivational and I love writing down such words. If you are not a letterer feel free to use these as inspiration for any kind of art!

This project can be anything YOU want it to be. You can make a book of it as I often do (check out my previous challenges 30 days of happiness quotes and  30ThankfulQuotes ) or you can simply write down these happy inspirational quotes each week on a scrap piece of paper and tack it onto your wall. Anything works as long as you are writing the words and enjoying the process.

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Below you will find a list of the 52 happy inspirational quotes that I plan to hand-letter- one for each week of 2018!

You can grab a free printable pdf of the 52 quote prompts by clicking here.

Find a list of all of my favorite art and lettering supplies here

52 Happy Inspirational Quotes:

  1. Trust the magic of new beginnings
  2. The secret of getting ahead is getting started
  3. A simple life is a beautiful life
  4. A little progress each day adds up to big results
  5. If you can dream it, you can do it
  6. Don’t overthink, just let it go
  7. Stay true to you and you will end up incredibly happy
  8. Those who move forward with a happy spirit will find out that things will always work out
  9. There are so many beautiful reasons to be happy
  10. Exist to be happy, not to impress
  11. Once you choose hope, anything’s possible
  12. Feed the positive, starve the negative
  13. Start each day with a positive thought
  14. Motivation will always beat mere talent
  15. Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time
  16. Great things never came from comfort zones
  17. I don’t want a perfect life, I want a happy life
  18. Live what you love
  19. It won’t be easy, but it’ll be worth it
  20. The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does
  21. Success will be within your reach only when you start reaching out for it
  22. Happiness and confidence are the prettiest things you can wear – Taylor Swift
  23. If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present
  24. It always seems impossible until it’s done
  25. Believe you can and you are halfway there
  26. She has fire in her soul and grace in her heart
  27. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking
  28. Prove them wrong
  29. Whatever you decide to do make sure it makes you happy
  30. Stop doubting yourself, work hard, make it happen
  31. Do what makes you happy, be with those who make you smile and laugh as much as you breathe
  32. Don’t stop until you’re proud
  33. Good things take time
  34. Enjoy the little things in life for one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things
  35. Those who wish to sing always find a song
  36. Wherever you are, be all there
  37. Happy are those who evolve from within
  38. If you get tired, learn to rest. Not to quit
  39. Look at all the beauty in your life and be happy
  40. Always do the thing that makes you feel most alive
  41. You are capable of amazing things
  42. If you want to find happiness find gratitude
  43. No one is you, and that’s your superpower
  44. Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear
  45. Nothing is worth it if you aren’t happy
  46. Of this be sure, you do not find the happy life, you make it
  47. Let life surprise you
  48. To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong
  49. Enjoy the little things
  50. Happy mind, happy life
  51. Sometimes you just need to go off the grid and get your soul right
  52. The best is yet to come

Now if you have been thinking about trying your hand at lettering but haven’t still, a new year is a great time to start a new goal/hobby/skill. Hand lettering can be as easy or as fancy as you want it to be. There are so many techniques and methods you can try and these happy inspirational quotes make a great starting point

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But my one main advice for you is this- start where you are. Don’t overthink it, simply start. Pick up a paintbrush, a brush pen, or even just a pencil and go for it.

I talk more about what supplies/papers/ sketchbooks you will need to begin within this post of mine- Brush lettering papers that will easily improve your lettering

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So I hope you will enjoy these happy inspirational quotes and if you find any typos in the list above please let me know. A happy new year and happy lettering!

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