The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.
—  Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
You’re going to feel like quitting. You’re going to struggle, you’ll have days where you wonder, “what’s it all for?” You’ll have days when people attempt to break you down, or challenge your intelligence, skills and right to be where you are. You’ll have moments when you question your own abilities, and perhaps your sanity - but you’ll rise. You’ll rise every time, not because you’ve defended yourself, but because you understand this profession is not mastered in one day. You’ll rise because you appreciate each mistake is a learning opportunity. You’ll rise, because even on yours - or someone else’s very worst day, there’s still a human underneath it all, and you chose this profession that prioritizes understanding & empathy. You’ll rise, because the fact that you’re struggling and doubting yourself means you’re invested in, and striving for excellence. You’ll rise, because your strength as a nurse is not determined by one grade, one shift or one job - it’s an ongoing journey of learning, honor, humility and a chance to make even the smallest difference in the lives of your patients.
—  Nurse X
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Get To Know Me Meme Day 3 Final Week: Favourite Brought to Life -  Kuroshitsuji (2014)

                ↳This again was a challenge! I can’t honestly say it is my favorite but it definitely ranks WAY up there. I didn’t want to go down the road of the predictable. I mean everyone loves Hana Kimi, Hana Yori Dango,and Ouran but I wanted to do something that wasn’t one that everyone loved.  So in the end I chose this film.

-M

Weekly Art Challenge #147 ( July 19th~July 26th)

Hello!

This week we will be making original characters…original characters based off your birthstone! There is actually quite a history to birthstones and how each was chosen for its corresponding month. Birthstones are associated with each month- depending on what month you were born in. There are actually a number of legends associating birthstones with powers such as healing!

Take into consideration the appearances and historical connotations of your stone. There are many different versions of birthstone charts and you are free to explore whichever one you wish! Here is a helpful link to get you started!:)

Things to note:

-I understand the whole gem and Steven Universe thing is quite big right now (haven’t gotten around to watching!) but lets try our best to keep things 100% original if your birthstone is already a character in the show~~

-With that being said, no fanart this week since it is a character design challenge!

-Please let me know if you have any further questions:)

[The deadline for this challenge will be July 26th at 6PM PDT/9PM EST]

For more information about the group and it’s submissions, please read the FAQ! If you have a question or concern that you do not see mentioned there, please don’t hesitate to ask me.

Make sure to submit your piece using the submission page, and tag it for the appropriate challenge! If you don’t complete in time for the deadline, still post it to your Tumblr and tag it as ‘weekly art challenges’ & ‘wac challenges’! Have fun!


~hiyokos

The JULY Bookish Challenge

(brought to you by queennovella and seducedbybooks)

Hey guys, so sorry that this one is a few days late. Hope you like it!

The idea behind it is the same as the last couple of bookish challenge. We want you to write, draw, photograph, type and even record these. The challenge is for you guys to choose whatever media you like for each of the days. Also, it’s pretty relaxed so don’t worry if you miss a day or even if you don’t do them in order.

The last prompt (Make Your Own Prompt) is pretty much for you guys to do whatever you want. Re-do a prompt from another month, create your own and give it a go. If we really like some of them, we’ll write them down with your URL and use them in next months challenge ^^

Please tag all of your challenges with #the bookish challenge so that we can see them all :) Also, why not interact with other challengers? Comment on their posts, reblog and like your favourite challenges and just generally have a good time :)

As always, if you do have any questions, please feel free to message either myself or the lovely queennovella.

Weekly Art Challenge #148 ( July 26th~August 2nd)

Hello!

This week we are taking things back to the basics and focusing on figure drawing! I personally use to not be a fan of figure and gesture drawing but as I went on I discovered that its actually pretty fun and helpful drawing people with interesting poses!

It’s a fundamental skill and helps us enable us to improve our own art- whatever our tastes may be!

Things to note

-Just as the challenge above says, there will be no submission limit this week- your goal is to do as many ‘studies’ as you can****However please only submit art that was done specifically for this challenge!****

-These may be rougher sketches or more rendered- it is up to you!

-You may compile a bunch of sketches into one image or divide them up.

-These do not necessarily have to be from life as I know it may be difficult to do this. As long you are studying the human figure in some way! Some helpful links for images online include: this, this and this

-They may also be nude or clothed figures- whatever may be your preference. Just please be aware of the ‘nsfw’ tag~

[The deadline for this challenge will be August 2nd at 6PM PDT/9PM EST]

For more information about the group and it’s submissions, please read the FAQ! If you have a question or concern that you do not see mentioned there, please don’t hesitate to ask me.

Make sure to submit your piece using the submission page, and tag it for the appropriate challenge! If you don’t complete in time for the deadline, still post it to your Tumblr and tag it as ‘weekly art challenges’ & ‘wac challenges’! Have fun!

~hiyokos