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Articles to inspire your creativity and self-expression.

It’s clear we’re living in a very “digital” age. That doesn’t mean that we’ve completely abandoned the pen and paper (see our recent discovery that handwriting is still thriving even for business professionals; or two examples of tech bloggers...
Today's entry in our ongoing look at famous diary entries is a dark one! In the 1840's a group of pioneers who came to be known as the Donner Party found themselves trapped in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. 36...
Our Peek Inside… series takes a look inside peoples’ personal journals to celebrate their creativity and inspire others. Message us at facebook@hartleyandmarks.com if you have a project that you would like to be featured. This month we asked the very...
Artists. We all know the cliché: beret wearing, cigarette smoking, tortured by inner demons and possibly speaking with a Parisian accent. But does this stereotype really ring true for today's modern artist? We doubt it. Positive and negative, we've unpacked some of...
This week's entry in our ongoing series looking at famous diary entries should be interesting to anyone who has an interest in movie history or the brainstorming processes of geniuses. It comes from the diary of Stanley Kubrick, the...
We've reached the halfway mark of Inktober, the point of any challenge when inspiration begins to wane and participation starts to drop off. So if you are taking part in this online artistic campaign this year, you may be...
In this special double edition of "Peek Inside..." we are getting to know Gerson Petit, a multitalented young man with a passion for classic art. He also writes for his university newspaper, the Collegian. Over the next couple days, we will be...
When people think "Olympics," works of art are not usually the first images that pop into their heads. Sports, obviously; architecture, sure; ceremony and spectacle, absolutely – but paintings tend to be pretty far down the list. This year,...
  “I don't know what I think until I write it down.” ― Joan Didion Journalling is an important part of many people's lives, with some consistently taking to their journals every week or every day. The benefits come in as many...
“I was complaining that I had no shoes till I met a man who had no feet” — Confucius Gratitude is scientifically proven to improve your physical and mental health - with both increased self-esteem and greater clarity being among...

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