What do you do when you don't have much money growing-up, but love Pokémon? If you're brothers Richard and Henry, you create your own decks of cards. At about ages 10 and 12 respectively, they started the project. The idea was to create a balanced set of cards that would offer them infinite replay-ability. Although each card was crafted by each of them individually (illustration and concept), the card would only make it to the final deck with unanimous approval. Needless to say, this process was not without its arguments, but in the end, the goal was to make decks that were enjoyable to play.
In all, there were 7 completed decks, with a total of approximately 300 cards with the last set completed nearly 5 years after the whole project began.
We can all learn from stories like these. Richard and Henry, as kids, worked around their monetary roadblock using their creativity to create something unique. Next time you have something impeding you, embrace it and use it to your advantage - your craft will thank you for it.
You can catch a glimpse at even more photos from their collection at their Imgur album.