Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Creativity & Inspiration

Articles to inspire your creativity and self-expression.

Albert Einstein had an ongoing professional and personal relationship with Linus Pauling, another prominent twentieth century scientist.  The two men greatly admired one another's genius and spent much time together discussing world affairs. But because many of these conversations...
This week we shone a spotlight on one of Paperblanks' newest releases, the Vintage Vogue collection, and so we wanted to take the opportunity to look closer at Alec Shanks, the artist behind "Nuits de Folies," the basis for...
This may come as a surprise to some people, but at one point it was common practice to "cross-write." (Another name it's know for: "cross-hatching.") Essentially the writer would reach the bottom of the page, turn the paper sideways,...
If you keep a personal journal you probably have a "lost and found" note somewhere in the opening pages. ("If found please return this book to...") Well, today we've got a treat for you care of the Harry Ransom...
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 the very...
Flavorwire recently posted a wonderful piece looking at what 10 famous authors have said in the past about the solitary, introspective act of keeping a diary. Inspired by that article, we decided to extract the best observations and truisms...
A couple years ago Vanity Fair took a look at Marilyn Monroe's previously unseen private journals, and even had a handwriting expert analyze a few pages. It's a fascinating read. But today we wanted to focus on a specific...
Our Peek Inside… series takes a look inside peoples’ personal journals to celebrate their creativity and inspire others. If you have a project that could be featured message us at facebook@hartleyandmarks.com. This month's entry comes from Katelyn, a talented artist...
Leonardo Da Vinci kept a daily journal throughout most of his life, keeping notes and drawings on a host of topics from the extraordinary (inventions, artwork, scientific theories and musings) to the mundane (grocery lists, names of people who...
Tennessee Williams' journals - which are very succinctly analyzed on The Morgan Library & Museum website - provide great insight into the mind of a talented and successful artist who struggled with crippling self-doubt and depression. However, as the...

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