Five things to be cheerful about this Monday

1 // Vintage postage stamps that inspire fanciful storybook themes Chicago-based Illustrator Diana Sudyka uses vintage stamps from Europe as the starting point for fanciful paintings created using gouache, ink, and watercolor. Sudyka offers prints of many of her paintings on her website, and she also shares her work on Instagram. 2 // The shortlist The Sony World Photography Awards have announced […]

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Five things to be thoughtful about this Monday

(on a Tuesday) 1 // The tools matter and the tools don’t matter Thoughts from Austin Kleon on tools and the creative process 2 // The Vast Bay Leaf Conspiracy No. Really. This is serious. 3 // “The Words We Speak But Never Say” by Photographer Carter Moore. “The Words We Speak But Never Say” […]

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Five things to feel hopeful about this Monday

1 // Art like this Filmmaker and educator Cao Shu captures the history of art in an experimental short film that lasts for less than one minute. Throughout the film, the central character goes through the small motions of everyday movements, with each frame rendered in a different art historical style. 2 // We have a lot […]

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Five things to be inspired by this Monday

1 // self care is often doing the ugliest thing that you have to do It often means looking your failures and disappointments square in the eye and re-strategizing. It is not satiating your immediate desires. It is letting go. It is choosing new. It is disappointing some people. It is making sacrifices for others. […]

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