Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Creativity & Inspiration

Articles to inspire your creativity and self-expression.

Why is art important? How you answer this question likely is a strong indication of why you have chosen to create art yourself. As with any pursuit, the world of visual art is made up of a wide variety...
Our butterfly-filled Frankfurt Book Fair booth was a huge success! We received many requests to share some of our origami secrets, so we've decided to let you in on how to create your own book art butterflies. Simply take...
You often hear advice for breaking bad habits, but what about those good habits you actually want to form? If you are going to take on any new rituals when it comes to your writing routine, consider picking up...
Modern life is becoming more and more complicated. Technology is allowing us to do more, by helping us collaborate and coordinate from all corners of the world. Smartphones and laptops are giving us the ability to work on the go,...
Our Peek Inside… series takes a look inside people's journals to celebrate their imagination and inspire others. Pleas send us an email if you have a project that you would like to be featured! This month, The Journal CEO shares...
The time has finally arrived! The first Tuesday of the month is upon us and we are excited to announce that we have released the very first set of #PeopleofPaperblanks sketchbook prompts to the Paperblanks App and Facebook group. If...
It's easy to tell when you're reading something that's good or something that's, well, not. But it's not always so easy to pinpoint what exactly it is that makes one work stand out as being better than another. While...
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...
There are many ways to express yourself without overtly stating your feelings – through your hairstyle, dress, body language and facial expressions. These are all physical indicators of what's going on beneath the surface. But what about when you...
Once Upon a Time... Readers shouldn't judge your book by its cover, but a bad opening line can turn someone off an entire novel. Think of this sentence as you would a first impression. You need to convey something about...

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