Thursday, April 18, 2019

Creativity & Inspiration

Articles to inspire your creativity and self-expression.

We love a good inspirational quote. It is often difficult to put into words one's own feelings on a particular subject, so when someone else eloquently sums it up, that "A-ha!" moment can be incredibly invigorating. When it comes...
When you're travelling, every taste and sight will seem worthy of documentation. But if you're like most travellers out there, by the time you return home you never actually sit down and go through the maps, ticket stubs, brochures...
Whether you're stuck in a real rut or simply looking to enhance your skill set, it's always beneficial to motivate yourself to improve. We've rounded up some great advice to help you become a better artist, starting today! Better Goals If...
The NY Book Editors Blog (a fantastic writer's resource if ever there was one) published the following map last week and we loved it so much we wanted to share it with you. Writer's Block is a temporary difficulty that...
Los Angeles artist Mike Stilkey paints and draws not only on vintage paper, record covers and book pages, but on the book covers as well! Using a mix of ink, colored pencil, paint and lacquer Stilkey creates whimsical, and...
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...
A foundational course in most philosophy programs is "Critical Thinking," and the lessons it imparts can be applied to all endeavours and academic pursuits. Of course, this includes writing. Critical thinking is all about learning to ignore your gut instincts...
A recent article in the New York Times explored the possible reasons Emily Dickinson may have had for jotting down the original drafts of her poems on pocket-sized envelopes. Seeing the tiny scraps of paper Dickinson used to craft...
As great admirers of human ingenuity, we often look back and talk about what inspired a famous painting or work of art. But, as they say, hindsight is 20/20 and it's easy to track the source of inspiration for a work...
As wonderful as it feels to curl up with a good book, do you ever suffer from a nagging little voice in the back of your mind telling you to get up and do something? If you're looking for a...

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