We’ve reached the halfway mark of Inktober, the point of any challenge when inspiration begins to wane and participation starts to drop off. So if you are taking part in this online artistic campaign this year, you may be needing a little creative encouragement right about now.

To help keep you inking and motivated for the rest of October (and hopefully beyond!) here are ten of our favourite quotes from some legendary artists.

Henri Matisse

“Creativity takes courage.”

Andy Warhol

“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.”

Wassily Kandinsky

“There is no must in art because art is free.”

Salvador Dali

“Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.”

Bob Ross

“We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.”

Vincent van Gogh

“It is better to be high-spirited even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all too prudent.”

Georgia O’Keeffe

“I have already settled it for myself so flattery and criticism go down the same drain and I am quite free.”

Susan Sontag

“Never worry about being obsessive. I like obsessive people. Obsessive people make great art.”

Paul Cézanne

“Don’t be an art critic. Paint. There lies salvation.”

Berthe Morisot

“It is important to express oneself… provided the feelings are real and are taken from your own experience.”

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When creating our Paperblanks line, we were driven by a desire to keep the beauty of books alive. By drawing inspiration from great artists and craftspeople, our aim is to help you feel inspired and creative every day and to help you create your own personal pieces of art. For more about Paperblanks and our journals, visit our website at paperblanks.com.


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