Inspiring Creativity

Unleash the creativity already inside you.

Tomorrow is Mary Shelley’s birthday, and we’ve decided to fête the famous author by getting a head start on Hallowe’en and defending the top five misunderstood monsters in literature. Mary Shelley, the daughter of feminist philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft, wrote...
George Orwell is widely regarded as a literary pioneer, and for good reason. His keen awareness of social injustice and opposition to totalitarianism, largely inspired by the time he spent in Burma as an English soldier and policeman, have...
If you’re a writer, you’ll know the importance of possessing the right tools and part of your toolbox should be the correct writing space. Your space is, first and foremost, a work area. But it’s worthwhile creating one that...
You know that you love being an artist, and you often get compliments on your creations. Now, how to turn these warm feelings into a profitable career? It can be difficult to take that leap from casual hobbyist to...
We always love hearing about your creative projects using our washi tape, whether it’s embellishing a Bujo or simply incorporating it into your regular repertoire of craft supplies. We recently received an email from Leo and Wendy Van Asten...
The beginning of October signals not only more cozy nights in, but the start of a 31-day drawing challenge called Inktober. Arizona-based illustrator Jake Parker created the online art challenge in 2009 as a way to improve his inking skills...
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...
A polarizing historical figure, Napoleon Bonaparte (1769–1821) is both feared and revered. For the 250th anniversary of his birth, we are honouring this French statesman and military leader with a new Special Edition journal. Available only in select European markets,...
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...
From Roald Dahl to the American election, a wide variety of influences can be found in the new words added to the Oxford English Dictionary this past year. If you've been holding off on including popular slang like "YOLO" in...