Creativity & Inspiration

Articles to inspire your creativity and self-expression.

The Frankfurt Book Fair is on this week, bringing together book enthusiasts from around the world to share ideas, innovative products and a love for the written word. This year our Paperblanks® booth will feature something extra special. On...
Name: Valerie Parisius Age: 34 City: Amsterdam Country: The Netherlands Places travelled: In the past two years I've been to Bali, Gili Islands, Singapore, Sumatra, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Borneo, Florida and Curaçao Education: Accountancy, Business Administration, Fashion & Design Occupation: Designer, illustrator, travel blogger Loves:...
A full to-do list can seem like an overwhelming proposition. Line after line of goals, both short- and long-term, can seem never-ending but not writing down these tasks can be equally intimidating. Fear not, fellow writers and mission undertakers!...
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...
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...
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...
British artist Su Blackwell works predominantly within the realm of paper. Best known for constructing delicate sculptures from the pages of books, she uses the ephemeral qualities of paper to represent feelings of wonder and melancholy. Many of her...
Today on Writing Wednesday I've decided to let you in on a little secret that will help you unlock your fullest writing potential. Get out a pen and paper, because you're going to want to write this down... K.I.S.S. Nope, this...
Our Peek Inside… series takes a look inside people's personal journals to celebrate their imagination and inspire others. Send us an email if you have a project that you would like to be featured. This month we get an insider's...
Name: Susan Reagan Age: 52 City/Town: Tremont, a wonderfully small and diverse historic neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio. Places Travelled: Not every state in the United States yet, but it's a goal. I've also visited England, France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Czech Republic, Greece,...

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