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Wendy Xu - Today Is Going to Be a Great Day! - Illustrated Inspiration

Mon, 26 Nov 2018 - Travel & inspiration

“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn, and Egypt, Greece, Rome, Gaul, Britain, America, lie folded already in the first man.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

This artwork is by Wendy Xu, a Brooklyn-based illustrator and comic artist. Wendy's work has been featured on Catapult, Barnes & Noble Sci-fi/Fantasy Blog,, and other places. 

Emerson could see the power of a single seed, and his writing is filled with inspirational quotes that are as powerful now as they were when he lived, from 1803 – 1882. Here are a few favorites:

"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air."

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."

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