I am currently reading the classic The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame and illustrated by Robert Ingpen (Hardcover). The story is one I have seen in cartoons and in BBC specials, but nothing is as splendid or magical as reading this particular book. Ingpen's illustrations guide my mind just enough while still allowing a great deal of imagination. The print quality is amazing. The story is one of the greatest I have read, and strikes emotional chords that are hard to ignore. I wish I had created it!
I have posted a few different bits of things that I find inspirational lately. Very soon I will get back to posting my own story-based creations. Till then, read this book if you can!