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Whatever you are...

Today is Valentine's Day. So Happy Valentine's Day! 

 Whatever you are, be a good one. By Lisa Congdon

Whatever you are, be a good one. By Lisa Congdon

I thought I would write about a cute new book I just got. It's called "Whatever You Are, Be A Good One" by Lisa Congdon.

It's a small, short 100 page book with hand-lettered inspirational quotes on each page. You can get through the entire book in about 15 minutes with reading each word.

It's such a CUTE book. I can't get over it. Her typography, the stylization of illustration and use of color on the spreads is outstanding. The quotes, too, are absolutely brilliant.

Samples below:

 "Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative." --Oscar Wilde

"Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative." --Oscar Wilde

 "Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood." --Marie Curie

"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood." --Marie Curie

Not only are the illustrations adorable, the quotes are inspiring. The book is really a piece of art in itself.

Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come whispering, ‘it will be happier...’
— Alfred Tennyson

Ranking at 4.4 stars out of 5 on Amazon, I highly recommend this book if you are into hand-lettering and/or inspirational thought-provoking quotes.

Very tweet worthy quotes. I actually tweeted one myself, while I was reading the book.

 "Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." --Lewis Carroll

"Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." --Lewis Carroll

 "Happiness is not found in things you posses, but in what you have the courage to release." --Nathaniel Hawthorne

"Happiness is not found in things you posses, but in what you have the courage to release." --Nathaniel Hawthorne

 "The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the eecstatic experience." --Emily Dickinson

"The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the eecstatic experience." --Emily Dickinson

 "Love works miracles in stillness." --Herbert Read

"Love works miracles in stillness." --Herbert Read

If you pick up the book, please leave your feedback below. It's one I will definitely be skimming through from time to time when I am looking for inspiration!

kk