Brush pens

by Kristen DeLap


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My husband bought me the best birthday present - a huge color selection of  these beautiful Pentel brush pens. So I've been practicing, as any brush pen takes a little while to get used to the necessary pressure. And finding the right paper is key. But I'm having a fun time figuring it all out! 

 

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Birthday

by Kristen DeLap


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Today is my 33rd birthday. I've been fortunate to have many small and large gestures of celebration, thanks to friends near and far. A younger self would have thought I'd have more of my life path figured out by now. But I'm okay with the uncertainty because I'm working with a pretty great team. 


April Correspondence

by Kristen DeLap


Over the past month I've written 30 letters -an attempt to use hand-written correspondence to increase communication. Either I've attempted to deepen existing conversations or kickstart ones that have been neglected. It's been a success. In response, I've gotten several notes (by hand!), a small flurry of texts, and one fantastic hours-long phone call with an old friend.  

It's taken time, to sit down and craft specific content to a specific person. But it has been enjoyable to really reflect on a person and their life, and interests, and current experiences before putting pen to paper. 

Social media means we know more of each other's milestones and day-to-day. But that was a good jumping off point for these letters. I continued a conversation that was begun on a "wall" or as a comment. It was fulfilling to be able to congratulate, reassure, profess, admit in a very personal space.  

And it was fun picking out stamps and embellishing addresses.  

Thanks to write_on. I'm already looking forward to April next year.  

 

The last stack of letters went in the box today.  

The last stack of letters went in the box today.  

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A happy recipient.  

A happy recipient.