Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Creativity & Inspiration

Articles to inspire your creativity and self-expression.

It's no secret that the English language is more than a little difficult to learn. With seemingly more exceptions to rules than actual rules themselves, English is one of the most frustrating languages to try and master. The playwright...
Our Peek Inside… series takes a look inside people's journals to celebrate their imagination and inspire others. Please send us an email if you have a project that you would like to be featured. This week we are getting an...
Texas-based artist Susan Hoerth collects pieces from her travels around the world and uses them to bring new life to books. Each piece that Susan designs includes “a mixture of the discarded and forgotten ordinary moments in everyday life.” Susan...
Have you ever met anyone who so captivated you that you could declare them the "most impressive person you'd ever encountered"? Herman Melville, author of the great American novel Moby Dick, described such an encounter in the diary entry excerpted...
You may know Nick Cave as the gravelly-voiced, mustachioed lead singer of The Birthday Party, The Bad Seeds and Grinderman or as the bowler hat–wearing barroom balladeer in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. You...
I don't know about you, but I love filling out surveys. Ever since I received my first guided journal as a young child, fill-in-the-blank activities have served as ideal jumping-off points to get my creative juices flowing. And it...
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...
To-Do lists are pretty effective for managing your time and keeping organized -- so is it any wonder the most prolific inventor in the world would make a habit of keeping them? This week in our ongoing series looking at...
“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...
  “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...

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