Malaysian artist Lim Zhi Wei adorns her watercolors entitled “ Flowergirls” with real flowers, to a stunning effect.
My mom taught me one thing:
You don’t always have to tell people you love them. You just have to give them no reason to doubt it.
Jeannine Hall Gailey, “Introduction to the Body in Fairy Tales”
Julie Dillon - Freelance illustrator living and working in Northern California.
All I can think of are these books we would ‘read’ in kindergarten which just consisted of blank pages with artwork and you’d make the story up yourself. Each of these feel like that—a story waiting to be told.
We don’t need the prince to slay the dragon, we’re just as capable as any man. We are the heroes of the adventure, and we can write the story on our own. (inspired by)
You will get your heart broken. It will hurt. A lot. You will piece it back together and it will get shattered again. And again. And again. And it will hurt every time. Your heart will break over things that have nothing to do with significant others. You will have your heart broken when you don’t get the job you really wanted. You will have your heart broken when your parents get sick and you can’t fly home to see them. You will have your heart broken when your best friend moves away. But every time you do, that feeling is a reminder that you cared about something and you took a risk and you put yourself on the line and, most importantly, that you’re alive.
[It] is quite a risk to spank a wizard for getting hysterical about his hair.
youre gonna look so godamn cool