Creativity & Inspiration

Articles to inspire your creativity and self-expression.

Our Peek Inside… series takes a look inside peoples’ personal journals to celebrate their creativity and inspire others. Message us at facebook@hartleyandmarks.com if you have a project that you would like to be featured. This month we asked French web...
We are pleased to be able to bring back Following Lisa (who we recently interviewed) for today's Writing Wednesday. If you missed our interview with Lisa, you can read it here. And be sure to check out her blog...
Name: Francesca Longo Age: 19 City/Town: Piedimonte San Germano Country: Italia Places: I've always lived here and I've not travelled much. I've been to Rome and Naples, but I'm going to visit Poland and then Venice. However, I do hope to travel more...
A lot of what goes into a journal is one's personal thoughts and reflections dealing with insecurities, feelings of vulnerability and hopes for the future. But what about what makes you happy right now? When journalling, it's easy to...
For our "X Questions With" series, we're speaking with talented individuals from around the world who have inspired us with their creativity and passion. If you have a story to tell or someone you'd like to see profiled, let...
It's easy to get in a creative rut. Relying on what's worked for you in the past is a smart choice, but not necessarily a challenging or exciting one. If you need to take your artistic output to the...
After this October, 2014 post we officially moved our long-running "Best of Instagram" series to our Facebook page, but 2015 was such an amazing year for user photos that we wanted to make sure we celebrated them here, too. Check out...
There are lots of tips out there for getting the most out of a journal for writing, but what about the sketching side of things? For the non-artist it may be easy to imagine simply filling up a notebook...
When it comes to writing, you want to stand out. For starters, you definitely don't want to be accused of plagiarism – but even beyond that, creating your own voice distinguishes you from other authors, bringing readers your way...
We can tell you not to use clichés but we know you will, because we are guilty of it too. Though employing a cliché is often seen as lazy writing, there is a good reason why they are so...

The Paperblanks Journal Prompts App

Hundreds of creative prompt ideas that can be used with your favourite writing journal or sketchbook.