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Find a Pen Pal / Seeking a Pen Pal For The End of the World
« on: December 02, 2016, 05:13:02 PM »
Update:  I have a pen pal!!! Thanks to all who volunteered (y'all are brave souls, indeed!)!

Hey, Y'all!

I'm looking for a pen pal for 2017 :-). I want a fun component to my Copperplate Calligraphy practice that will allow me to hold myself accountable and I think having a pen pal will be a great way to do this.  Before volunteering, please read my entire post, I want to make sure you know exactly what you're getting into ;)!

Here's what you need to know:

  • When I first started learning calligraphy (you know when you're super excited and have no idea what you're doing?!), I had some awesome folks volunteer to be my pen pals (thank y'all, so much!). However, I was a crappy pen pal :-[ (I'm totally owning it).
  • This time around, I'd like to only have 1 pen pal (at least for the first part of the year. As my skill improves I may be able to add another). If any of my past pen pals are brave enough to volunteer again, I promise I'll do better.
  • If you end up being my pen pal for 2017, I will send you something every month. That means by the end of December next year, you will have 12 pieces of mail from me.
  • I'm open to having a pen pal from anywhere. I'm located in the United States, but enjoy interacting with people from everywhere.
  • I started learning calligraphy in 2015, but I still very much consider myself a newbie ;D. This year I really want to focus on my letterforms and technique. Here's a link to a photo of my card for the Halloween Exchange so that you can see what my writing currently looks like -
  • Lastly, if you are my pen pal, you do not have to write me back (crazy I know!). I LOVE receiving beautiful mail and welcome it if you're willing and able to commit to that, in any capacity. But, as I stated before, I really just need a way to hold myself accountable while rewarding myself for being diligent in my daily practice. If you're not able to write back, just get excited about receiving calligramail every month!

After reading all that, if you're still interested, please respond here so folks know that someone has bravely accepted the offer to be my 2017 pen pal, and then send me a private message with your mailing address.

Thanks, y'all and enjoy your weekend!


Find a Pen Pal / Beginners Looking For Pen Pals
« on: March 16, 2015, 10:09:59 AM »
Hi Friends!

I'm a beginner in calligraphy and new to the Flourish Forum. I just learned about the exchanges (Thank you Chiarag and Sarah Foutz!), and am in need of Pen Pals.

I saw that at one point Erica had suggested possibly starting a thread for beginners to post that they're looking for a Pen Pal, so I decided to follow that awesome suggestion. If you're a beginner like me, feel free to use this thread to find a Pen Pal.

With all that being said, would anyone be interested in being my Pen Pal?

I'm located in the United States in the beautiful state of North Carolina. I learned calligraphy when I was younger, but haven't done it in ages. I decided to recently pick it back up, and I can use all the practice that I can get.

I'm looking forward to sending others, what will hopefully be, beautiful writing.

Thanks and I hope that y'all have a wonderful day!


Introductions / Hey Y'all! I'm Malinda from Raleigh, North Carolina
« on: March 10, 2015, 09:41:04 PM »
Hey Y'all!

I'm sooo excited to be joining the Flourish Community!

I dabbled in calligraphy when I was a kid, but that was ages ago. Over the past year, I've been exploring outlets for my creativity and recently rediscovered calligraphy. I'm looking forward to learning the art form all over again and hopefully becoming pretty skilled at it.

It looks like Flourish Forum is a great resource with wonderful individuals willing to share their knowledge and experience, so I'm sure I'll learn a lot!

I hope to get to interact with a number of you throughout the forum!

Malinda  :)

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