Creativity & Inspiration

Articles to inspire your creativity and self-expression.

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...
Having trouble setting some attainable goals for this new year? Feeling a lack of inspiration going into 2017? Check out these ten famous resolutions below for inspiration, or at the very least, a chuckle. 1) Susan Sontag, writer "Kindness, kindness, kindness. I want...
Travel can be such an amazing and life-changing experience. It can expose you to new ideas and cultures that can completely change your outlook in the most wonderful ways. The memories we make when we are travelling are often some...
"Education is not the learning of facts but the training of the mind to think." Albert Einstein is famous for being one of the greatest minds of our time. Pioneering numerous discoveries in physics including the...
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...
Darwin forever changed the way we perceive both nature and ourselves. Below we have an excerpt - a single page - from one of his famed research notebooks. (Of possible interest to Darwin-notebook enthusiasts: Paperblanks has created a journal...
By now you’ve probably heard of the Danish and Norwegian concept of Hygge (pronounced “hoo-ga"). The Danes are described as the happiest people in the world, and with Hygge being such a large part of their lives, we think...
A new year is a magical time that allows for new beginnings, new goals and even a new you! Take this opportunity to reflect on the year that’s past and look to the future. To help you get off on the...
Vacations are worth remembering – no question there. But it can be difficult to capture into words all the amazing new tastes, sights and adventures you experience during your time away from home, even when armed with a trusty...
This Sunday, April 15th would have been Leonardo da Vinci's 566th birthday – making today the perfect time to celebrate this original Renaissance Man. Leonardo's works in the realm of art, particularly painting and anatomical sketches, are well celebrated, but...

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