Inspiring Creativity

Unleash the creativity already inside you.

Tomorrow is International Museum Day, so what better place to visit on our Literary Landmarks tour than a museum dedicated to one of the most well known literary characters of all time? The Sherlock Holmes Museum, located at the...
Our new Still Life Burst cover is based on a painting by Jan van Huysum (1682–1749) that seems to burst off the canvas. A seduction of the eye and a jolt of passion for the soul, Van Huysum's “still...
Sometimes the creativity and intrigue of writing must be set aside in favour of the essentials. We've already talked about the strange talismans some famed writers have kept at their desks (see Writing Wednesday: 10 Strange Superstitions of Your...
A few years ago we all had a good, heartwarming belly laugh when the Double Rainbow video went viral. And while the common assumption at the time was that the man who was so intensely moved by the majesty...
October is International School Library Month, an annual celebration whose connection to writing is obvious. After all, without libraries, how would people read your writing? School libraries, especially, are important in encouraging a love of writing and appreciation for the...
There's something magical about a fountain pen. This old-school medium instantly connects you with the greatest writers and artists from history, while providing a smooth and fluid drawing experience. If you're new to the fountain pen game, the idea...
Our Literary Art Deco series pays homage to some of the lavish French book bindings of the Art Deco movement. The abstract illustrations of Serenade and Ballad reproduce two leather and gold covers crafted in the 1920s and 1930s,...
With this Friday's International Literacy Day coming up, the importance of reading and writing is brought into focus. While we may take for granted that we can look at our computer screens and read (or write) this post, access...
Pluid (pronounced plidge, Irish for blanket) is a collective artwork made up of nearly 1200 small square original artworks exploring the theme of comfort. The square pieces are connected like a crocheted blanket and exhibited together as the National Comfort...
In the arts, we often to refer to "the muse" as this mythological source of inspiration, one that is often just out of reach. When we are able to tap into it we are able to reach great creative...