Inspirational Post 03

“If I could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint”

-Edward Hopper

This quote resonates with me because I often struggle with words. I have difficulty expressing what I mean through language. But because of art I am able to show people my stories. Show them what I see.


A quote by Edward Hopper. (n.d.). Retrieved December 15, 2018, from


Inspirational Post 02

“[I]n this world, lots of people will try to grind you down. They need you to be small so they can be big. You let them think whatever they want, but you make sure you get yours. You get yours.”

-Holly Black, Red Glove

This came back to my mind after the reading I had to do this week. Greene writes a whole section about crafting a persona. He tells Teresita Fernández’s story and how she had to create these personas to stay relevant. I’ve always been of the mind to control what you can and not worry about what you can’t. You find your passion because it’s what you love, not for the optics. And if you worry too much about what others think you might lose sight of why you started in the first place. So I like this quote because it reminds readers to focus on your own path and development.


Black, H. (n.d.). A quote from Red Glove. Retrieved December 7, 2018, from

Greene, R. (2013). Mastery. New York: Penguin Books.

Inspirational Post 01

“Talent is a pursued interest. Anything that you’re willing to practice, you can do.”

    – Bob Ross

I like this quote because it stresses hard work can get you a long way. Some people may be born with more natural talent than others, but they did not become great by just relying on this. Even Leonardo da Vinci had to study and practice. So I pull inspiration from this quote to remind me that if I want to be better all I have to do is try.


A quote by Bob Ross. (n.d.). Retrieved November 28, 2018, from