Paris Road Journal by Natalie Ratkovski (15 pics)

Check out this unbelievable road journal by Natalie Ratkovski. She’s a talented designer and illustrator currently living in Hattingen, Germany. It’s incredible to see how much work was put into this journal. I love all the different elements that went into it.Normally, you would expect a few sketches from a journal, but Natalie’s includes things that pop out. She adds layered cards, images, and mementos from different places she visited, and even has pockets for her receipts. To truly understand how much time, effort and creativity went into this project, check out her Live Journal post. Lately, it’s truly one of the most inspiring projects I’ve seen.

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Mom and Son Create Public Pantry to Share Groceries With Neighbors in Need

For years now, free little libraries have been popping up on front lawns across the country, promoting literacy and bringing communities together through a unique book sharing system. One Wichita woman, Maggie Ballard, has taken the colorful concept a step further by replacing the books with things like food, toiletries, and other necessities. Referred to as a Blessings Box, the pop-up repository invites members of the community to “take a blessing when you need one, leave [a] blessing when you can.

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31 Artists Who Transform Ordinary Paper Into Astonishing Works of Art

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