Inspiration! Roundup: Progress, Amber Ma's illustrations, cyborg Jesus, and more!

The Secret Life of Pencils

Who would have thought that in "today's world" (in quotations because, what the heck does that mean?), the pencil would still have relevance? And yet! A new art book titled The Secret Life of Pencils is a portrait series for the pencils of creatives around the world. I love the concept, even if the book might become slightly dull to flip through. (Just like a pencil! Ha! I made a pun.) What everyday thing deserves a little extra attention?


“No one is going to stand up and hand you a plate of progress in life. You must make progress by your own sheer will, discipline, and efforts every day.”
– Brendon Burchard

I like this because you might get handed a plate of opportunity, but if you're going to progress, you've got to actually try a little bit.

Storybook Illustrations

I am so taken with Amber Ma's fantastical illustrations!

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Small Victories

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A belated All Saint's Day reflection

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This Really Gets My Goat: The high school edition

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