Art to Inspire: Advice Your Dad Might Give You

Father’s Day is right around the corner, so this week’s art to inspire has a fun spin: a light-hearted take on advice your dad would might give you about life and business. Sure, a few of these could be a bit of a stretch, but you’ve never been afraid to use your imagination before. So let’s do this!

Welcome to Me print (above) by Conilab: I am who I am. Like it or leave it.” Take a cue from dear old Dad on this one and embrace who you are  – flaws and all. People will love you just the way you are. Unless you are a selfish, angry butthead. In which case, you might want to make a few changes.

Screw This print by Sweet Harvey: Screw this!” If something is not working for you, it might be time to re-evaluate. Just because you’ve been doing X, Y, Z for years doesn’t mean you have to keep doing it that way. If it’s not working, fix it.

Beer print from Amy McAdams Design:I’m gonna grab a beer.” Dads know when to reward themselves with something they love, and you should be doing the same. The next time you meet one of your big goals for the month or plow through your exploding inbox, reward yourself with a little something. It doesn’t have to be a beer.

Wake Up print from Typographics: “Wake up!” When you were little, did your dad every have to give you a gentle nudge stern reminder that it was time to wake up for school? Well, consider this your wake up call from Dad. If you want your dreams to come true, you’ll have to go out there and chase ’em down. You won’t hear a knock at your door if you don’t get out of bed.

What words of wisdom has your dad shared with you?

Leave your response in the comments below.

That’s it for art to inspire this week. Happy (early) Father’s Day to all the dads out there!

2 thoughts on “Art to Inspire: Advice Your Dad Might Give You

  1. Great post! My dad’s been gone for many, many years but if he were here I would have loved sharing some of these inspired quotes and prints with him.

    Thanks!

  2. I had just finished a middle school project and, packing it up, I said, “That’s good enough!” Dad’s response to that was, “You should never say ‘ It’s good enough.’ Keep working until you can drop ‘enough’ and can say,
    ‘It’s great!'”
    This has influenced so many areas of my life. And I get tickled as teaching my kids this concept brings back sweet memories.

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