Sunday, March 24, 2019

Creativity & Inspiration

Articles to inspire your creativity and self-expression.

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...
An author’s mind map or story outline can be a fascinating artifact to pour over and examine (especially if you’re a huge fan of the outlined work!). Not only can it allow you to see the story in a different light but it gives you a peak at the author’s writing process and how they were able to keep track of their story’s myriad events, characters, and timelines.
Earlier this month we hosted another Calligraphic Inscriptions event at the Huntington Bookstore & More, and today we wanted to share some photos from that event. Customers who bought Paperblanks books from the store had the opportunity of getting...
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 talked to the...
Today's entry in our ongoing look at famous diary entries is a dark one! In the 1840's a group of pioneers who came to be known as the Donner Party found themselves trapped in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. 36...
For anyone interested in David Bowie's creative process, Rick Moody at The Rumpus got a pretty cool scoop last week. Bowie broke his silence about his remarkable new album by providing Moody with a work flow diagram of what...
George S. Patton was a larger-than-life WWII General famed for both his accomplishments as a commander as well as his colorful and strong personality. But despite these things he was considered politically unskilled. Below we've found an entry from his...
It's always neat to get a peek at a famous artists' upbringing. (What environments were they raised in? Were there any hints early on of their talents?) Today we wanted to share with you a look at a diary entry...
Corey Wadden has told us that his Paperblanks Leonardo's Sketches Grande journal has changed his life. Corey is currently taking a 24-month challenge to earn a million dollars and retire his mom (a story he's sharing on his blog,...
Alicia Martin, an artist based in Spain, transforms thousands of disused books into tumultuous towers that pour out of windows. The massive sculptural works in this series, known as Biographies, each feature approximately 5,000 books sprawled out, around and...

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