Creativity & Inspiration

Articles to inspire your creativity and self-expression.

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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
  “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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