solar-citrus:

I’ve received a lot of letters from artists asking to check out their artwork and their blog, and I’ve noticed that a lot of them openly write unhealthy amounts of negative comments about their artwork, it was super depressing, honestly.  :(
Confidence plays a very very important role as an artist, it’s what helps us learn and grow without the constant feeling of doubt and jealousy!  You are a unique individual who must go down your own unique path, and as scary as it sounds, you can’t rely on others to hold your hand all the way through.  You are the only one who can get yourself to where you need to go, and beating up your artwork is not the way!  Trust yourself and your abilities to make a change, and you can do anything!!

Love your art, love yourself!

(via anatomicalart)

chicagopubliclibrary:

Literature Necklaces

From Trend Hunter:

Violeta Hernando is an artist based in Spain who sells beautiful mini book necklaces on her Bunnyhell Etsy shop.

These miniature book necklaces feature first edition cover designs of such notable and iconic works of literature like Lolita, The Great Gatsby, Moby Dick, Jane Eyre, Dorian Gray, The Old Man and the Sea, Rosemary’s Baby and The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. All of these mini book necklaces are handmade using cardboard, paper, a golden chain and varnish.

Click here to see more Literature Necklaces!

(via teachingliteracy)