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Artists. We all know the cliché: beret wearing, cigarette smoking, tortured by inner demons and possibly speaking with a Parisian accent. But does this stereotype really ring true for today's modern artist? We doubt it. Positive and negative, we've unpacked some of...
We all have experienced it. The fear of staring at a blank page, a bare canvas or an empty screen due to creative fatigue is real, yet it happens to everybody. It is not uncommon to feel drained and...
They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. So what is the worth of those words used to describe such a picture? Two thousand words? We will let you decide the overall worth of the statements below, but...
We don't refer to our journals as "companions" for nothing – when you get into the habit of daily writing, a journal can function as a confidant, co-conspirator and encouraging friend. Writing down your private thoughts, as opposed to...
Nothing makes us happier than hearing that our notebooks are being used, loved and cherished. It fills our hearts with joy when someone writes and tells us how their Paperblanks notebooks are part of something special, so we didn’t...
Love it or hate it, writing with pen and paper is here to stay. And with annual events like National Handwriting Day helping the art form make a comeback, now is a great time to upgrade your handwriting skills. Whether...
As literature lovers and longtime supporters of Megaphone magazine, we are thrilled to hear that they just launched their 12th annual special literary anthology of Voices of the Street — Stealing Looks at the Sun: Writing about Climate Change in...
As we head into the festive period it can be easy to get carried away with all the holiday activities, planning and prepping. It's important to take some time to reconnect with the true meaning of the holiday season...
In a recent two-part Peek Inside article, we helped Laura upgrade her current journalling style to make her notebook pages more visually appealing. One great way to improve the overall look of your journal entries is to add a...
Many of the benefits of keeping a notebook are obvious, especially to the journallers among us. Having the ability to write down your creative inspirations and observations at any moment is clearly a wonderful thing, but what makes a...