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Craft Street Design Review

About Craft Street Design:

If you believe in having meaningful words in your ever busy, distracted lifestyle so that they remind you to take the time to focus on the important things, this site is for you. Here you’ll find motivation and inspiration for the mom, wife, boss, sister, free spirit, and entrepreneur in you.

At the core, Craft Street Design is about meaningful words. Like those special recipes that remind us of the warm family get togethers, or the encouraging words of wisdom that will help our little ones when they are far from home or the motivational quotes that allow us to dream & achieve our goals.

About our founder:

I’m Pratima Aravabhoomi, pronounced pruh-TEE-muh AH-ruh-VAH-BHOO-mee, a former Apple consultant who designs meaningful quotes into stylishly simple wall art.
Inspired by the moment that changed my life, I couldn’t help but wonder if meaningful quotes had the same effect on other people as it had on mine. I researched and found that many successful people like Oprah Winfrey had surrounded themselves with meaningful quotes to focus on the important things in their lives.

Based on design principles I learned at Apple, I started experimenting with typography, calligraphy, and hand lettering to create deceptively simple designs. Starting from hundreds of concept sketches and with meticulous attention to detail she perfects each design to preserve the authenticity of the message.

“I truly believe If not for the five words on my kitchen wall ‘darkest hour is before dawn’, I might have ended my life. And because of how incredibly helpful this quote was for me in my darkest times, I started to collect motivational quotes. I started to use them as reminders, as focus points, as inspiration to achieve my dreams on a daily basis. I wanted to do the same for others. That is how Craft Street Design was born"

My  Review:

After I did a little searching on the "Craft Street Design" website I kept going back to this phrase:

As a teacher I find myself being a motivator more then a teacher some days.   I see kids low self esteem and hear the negative self talk every day.   I see kids quit and throw in the towel fairly quickly when work gets a little tough or they don't master a task immediately.  

I am still in need of finding a frame before I take it to school.   I am thinking a big colorful frame to catch their attention will be good!   I want my students negative thoughts to change to positive as they accomplish things!   I want them to have the "I CAN" attitude rather then any negative one!  

The big debate in my house is do you read this "I actually can" or "actually I can" ???   either way they both send the message of believing in yourself and never giving up!   

Head over Craft Street Design and find the right saying for you or any occasion.   I love that these are all black and white prints!   They are simple yet have an eye catching draw to them.   


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