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Yesterday, September 22nd, was Dear Diary Day and to celebrate we present seven of the greatest thinkers, adventurers and artists of all time who kept their thoughts preserved in a journal. Their notes – at times meticulous, at times...
As with any art or skill, some people are more naturally gifted as writers than others. But that doesn’t mean that it’s not possible to improve your skills through hard work and dedication! Honing the craft of writing can...
While it’s hard to say goodbye to the warm days of leisure during summer break, September and the back-to-school season can mark a stage of new beginnings and exciting plans. Whether you are returning to the classroom yourself (virtually...
An industrial building in California, a field of wildflowers in the Pacific Northwest, a farm in Louisiana or a lush garden in Ohio: all connected by the metaphorical thread of a teal dress. Earlier this year, eleven photographers, eleven daughters,...
Sometimes at the Endpaper Blog we get the unique opportunity to offer a platform to creative journallers from around the world. Today, we are excited to welcome professional poet and writer Jon Woods to the Endpaper Blog, as he...
Metalsmith, papermaker and artist Melanie Brauner doesn’t believe in talent. The success of her one-of-a-kind jewellery business, Verso Studio, comes from a place of kindness to herself, generosity and a genuine connection with her customers – and hard work...
"All in all, it was a never-to-be-forgotten summer... one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends, and delightful doing, come as near perfection as anything can come in this world." – L.M. Montgomery  It’s...
Today is Ballpoint Pen Day, and to mark the occasion we want to share some stories of pen pals who corresponded for decades, faithfully keeping in touch even with the length of time it took for snail mail to...
As creatives, sometimes we might feel overwhelmed by self-doubt, imposter’s syndrome or creative block. When we lack motivation or find it impossible to list our achievements, it’s important to pause and reflect on our creative journey and the many...
May is here and with this new month we welcome the renaissance of our gardens and neighbourhoods, and as new life breaks through the ground we are reminded of the small marvels that bring us joy. At Paperblanks, nature...

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