Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Creativity & Inspiration

Articles to inspire your creativity and self-expression.

December is fast approaching, and if you are the organized kind you have probably already started writing a list of the holiday cards you’ll send out. This year in particular, when we are all longing for social interaction, a...
Being a creative entrepreneur takes courage and resilience, endless nights and busy days. It also requires wearing many hats and learning new skills or honing existing ones. One thing is for sure, though: it needs a great deal of...
“Giving thanks for abundance is greater than abundance itself.” – Rumi This past weekend we celebrated Thanksgiving in Canada. It has been quite a challenging year for so many, and this much-anticipated celebration felt different somehow. Yet we didn’t want...
Sometimes we come across talented artists through browsing social media, sometimes our amazing Paperblanks community leads us to them and sometimes we find them in purely serendipitous ways. Once in a while it’s a combination of all three, and...
When I got married, my new sister-in-law gifted me with a collection of all the family’s recipes. While the collection was presented in a plain, inexpensive plastic binder I recognized the act of love, not only because she wrote...
September is here and for many of us it means back-to-school season. While that might look different this year, the thought of brand-new school supplies and the excuse to buy new stationery always gets us excited. And as creatives and...
“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” ― Rumi Whether it's starting a new creative project, going for a jog or spending time with family, we can find joy in everything we do....
There are as many creative styles of journalling as there are personalities and moods. You don’t need to stick to one particular style – and in fact, having some variation in your style could actually help to overcome that...
As imperceptibly as grief The summer lapsed away, — Too imperceptible, at last, To seem like perfidy. This is the first verse of As Imperceptibly as Grief, a melancholy poem on the passing of summer written by Emily Dickinson. It got us thinking about...
With school and work moving online, gatherings cancelled and pretty much every appointment put on hold, many people have jokingly expressed their disappointment at having bought a 2020 planner. While for many it might seem like a cruel irony,...

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