Saturday, April 4, 2020

People & Interviews

Interviews with artists, authors and #PeopleOfPaperblanks.

This week we had the pleasure of getting to know Swedish writer and photographer, Maria-Thérèse Sommar. She is one of the proud winners of the NaNoWriMo writing challenge, and is now a published author! We had the chance to ask her...
“I was complaining that I had no shoes till I met a man who had no feet” — Confucius Gratitude is scientifically proven to improve your physical and mental health - with both increased self-esteem and greater clarity being among...
"Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow."                                                ...
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), long considered the greatest of the English writers, has left us few traces of his handwriting. The banned play Sir Thomas More (1595) was written and revised by five different playwrights, of whom Shakespeare was believed to be...
As you may already be aware, every Tuesday on the Paperblanks Facebook page we feature creatives from all over the world and their artwork as part of our #PeopleOfPaperblanks series. Now, we have created a People of Paperblanks group where...
Our new Still Life Burst cover is based on a painting by Jan van Huysum (1682–1749) that seems to burst off the canvas. A seduction of the eye and a jolt of passion for the soul, Van Huysum's “still...
Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (1813–1901) stands out as one of the greatest Italian composers to write opera. Born to a family of modest means near Busseto, Verdi developed his musical skill with the help of local patrons. He, like...
The public has voted and the results are in for our Seize the Summer competition. Thank you to everyone who submitted entries and voted for their favourite #PaperblanksMoment. With over 1000 votes we are (pleasantly) overwhelmed by the number of people...
This week we had such a wonderful time getting to know French artist Marie Landreau. Her work is exceptionally beautiful and is recognised by many throughout France and beyond. She has been guest of honour at several notable events...
You may find it surprising to learn that in all our years of creating journal covers based on world art, we've never featured the art of Gustav Klimt (1862–1918). Perhaps it was because his work is just so iconic that...

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