Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Creativity & Inspiration

Articles to inspire your creativity and self-expression.

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...
It's almost 2013 and so we wanted to share this neat look at the past. The following diary entry comes from a member of a household in 1877 Mackay, Queensland in Australia. It's made up of two sketches that...
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 take a look...
The very first flight on an airplane occurred on December 17th, 1903; and today we wanted to share two diary entries about that historic event. The diary belongs to Milton Wright, the father of Orville and Wilbur Wright, the two...
Our friends at the Morgan Library & Museum have made available hi-res images of writer Nathanial Hawthorne and artist Sophia Peabody's marriage journal. After the two artists got married they kept a journal together that they would trade back...
For over 23 years explorer Robert Peary was obsessed with becoming the first person to reach the North Pole. On one of his expeditions in 1909 Peary kept a handwritten diary that included the following entry on April 6th: The...

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