Just like that.

Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence.

—    The Little Prince (via theoldludwigvan)

(Source: psych-facts, via fuckyeahexistentialism)


Vincent van Gogh (March 30, 1853 – July 29, 1890)

I haven’t got it yet, but I’m hunting it and fighting for it, I want something serious, something fresh—something with soul in it! Onward, onward.

(via rakenrollrobin)

The realisation of the absurd does not require suicide, but rebellion. Acknowledging the truth will conquer it; and Sisyphus, the absurd man, keeps pushing.

At the foot of the mountain, one always finds one’s burdens again. But Sisyphus teaches the higher fidelity that negates gods and raises rocks. He concludes that all is well; and that this universe without a master is neither sterile nor futile.

A few years ago, we had an assignment: “What is the best story you know?”

Still relevant. Always relevant.

  1. What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
  2. What if I fail — how will I recover?
  3. What if I do nothing?
  4. What if I succeed?
  5. What’s truly worth doing, whether you fail or succeed?
  6. In this failure, what went right?


Jonathan Fields, author of Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt into Fuel for Brilliance and creator of the magnificent Good Life Project, proposes six questions that help overcome the fear of failure. Pair with Fields on how to make your own luck, then see this invaluable read on creativity and the gift of failure.

(via 99U)

(Source: explore-blog, via rakenrollrobin)

Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside them they’ve all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe.

—    Neil Gaiman, A Game of You (via pearleyednomad)

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I was commissioned to do drawings of baby animals to decorate a baby room. How adorable is that? (It is puzzling to me too, you know, because I’ve never drawn animals before and it’s not really my area… I don’t even really like children. BUT this was a good excuse to bust out the watercolors again YEAHHH.)

So no, this is not an April Fools prank, I really did paint some sleeping baby animals. And I honestly didn’t expect to enjoy it this much so joke’s on me! HAH


{ A story in you }

One of the illustrations I made for my thesis - Spindle: Comics Commune, an online platform for visual storytelling. I wanted to show it as a place for creating and sharing a variety of stories with a variety of people. Thus this monster piece of inking.

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