Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Creativity & Inspiration

Articles to inspire your creativity and self-expression.

The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt -Sylvia Plath That may be all well and good for Sylvia Plath to say, but what about the rest of us who aren't yet enshrined in literary lore? How can the aspiring writers among...
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...
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...
The folks who created National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) now also offer two month-long "camps" to keep you writing all year long. Camp NaNoWriMo is an online writer's retreat designed to help you push through any type of writing...
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,...
As we head into the festive period it can be easy to get carried away with all the holiday activities, planning and prepping. It's important to take some time to reconnect with the true meaning of the...
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...
Many of the benefits of keeping a notebook are obvious, especially to the journallers among us. Having the ability to write down your creative inspirations and observations at any moment is clearly a wonderful thing, but what makes a...
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...
Loui Jover's artwork involves drawing in ink over adhered-together old book pages. The very striking result: the pages give the drawings, as Jover puts it, "a kind of 'meaning' or back-story, even though unconnected in a contrived...

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