Thursday, April 18, 2019

Creativity & Inspiration

Articles to inspire your creativity and self-expression.

It's always neat to get a peek at a famous artists' upbringing. (What environments were they raised in? Were there any hints early on of their talents?) Today we wanted to share with you a look at a diary entry...
  “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...
A couple years ago Vanity Fair took a look at Marilyn Monroe's previously unseen private journals, and even had a handwriting expert analyze a few pages. It's a fascinating read. But today we wanted to focus on a specific...
“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...
We Heard the Demand, and Answered the Call! Bullet Journalling the Paperblanks Way Over the past couple of years, Ryder Carroll’s Bullet Journalling system has taken the world by storm. By innovating a decorative style of organisation that anyone can learn,...
There is undeniable strength in the power of the written word. However, there are few book artists who have taken such a literal understanding of this concept as has American philosopher, mathematician and discarded book rehabilitator Robert The. In...
"The list is the origin of culture." – Umberto Eco With 2019 well and truly here, many of us may have made New Year's resolutions to get organised and get more done, whether it be in your personal or professional life. One tried and tested...
Leonardo Da Vinci kept a daily journal throughout most of his life, keeping notes and drawings on a host of topics from the extraordinary (inventions, artwork, scientific theories and musings) to the mundane (grocery lists, names of people who...
Albert Einstein had an ongoing professional and personal relationship with Linus Pauling, another prominent twentieth century scientist.  The two men greatly admired one another's genius and spent much time together discussing world affairs. But because many of these conversations...
We all know that setting goals is a great way to stay focused and motivated, but have you ever tried setting intentions? The start of the month is an ideal opportunity to reflect on what's just past and the goals...

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