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Sharing and Caring Exchanges => Find a Pen Pal => Topic started by: Malinda L. on March 16, 2015, 10:09:59 AM

Title: Beginners Looking For Pen Pals
Post by: Malinda L. 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!

Malinda
Title: Re: Beginners Looking For Pen Pals
Post by: keysayanez on March 16, 2015, 10:19:44 AM
Hi Malinda, I would be happy to receive and send you back a letter... And contin˙e to exchange. I still consider myself a beginner. I don't have enough time to practice and get better!
So I apologise in advance for any ugliness. I find penpals are the best to practice and would like to expand my list.
I live in Barcelona, Spain. But I'm Venezuelan and have only lived here for almost three years.

Let me know if I should send you my address here or by email. I'm also on Instagram as @ketayearim
Title: Re: Beginners Looking For Pen Pals
Post by: gwenrdg on March 16, 2015, 10:21:09 AM
I would love to be one! Count me in Malinda! :) Just PM me your Address anytime of the day. Welcome to FF :)
Title: Re: Beginners Looking For Pen Pals
Post by: chiarag on March 16, 2015, 03:12:21 PM
Ciao! I would be very pleased To be your penpal
Can you please PM Your address?
Keep in touch
C
Title: Re: Beginners Looking For Pen Pals
Post by: aliceedang on March 16, 2015, 10:21:49 PM
Hi Malinda! I'd love to be pen pals if you don't already have too many 😊 I live in Southern California.
Title: Re: Beginners Looking For Pen Pals
Post by: Malinda L. on March 17, 2015, 10:37:44 AM
Chiarag, Aliceedang, KeySayanez, and Gwenrdg, y'all are awesome! I would love to be Pen Pals with each of you! Four sounds like a great number for me to start with! I'll PM you all my mailing address, and PM me yours as well.

Thank you all for being willing to be Pen Pals with me. I'm so excited!
Title: Re: Beginners Looking For Pen Pals
Post by: Inked botanicals on March 17, 2015, 11:52:05 AM
I live in Barcelona, Spain. But I'm Venezuelan and have only lived here for almost three years.

Hey! I though I was the only one in Spain! Glad to see I am not alone!  ;D I am from Asturias, by the way!

Still in need of Pen Pals any of you?
Title: Re: Beginners Looking For Pen Pals
Post by: Natty925 on March 19, 2015, 07:35:21 PM
I would also love a pen pal.... Maybe one to give an idea for something to send back and forth? Quotes, movie lines, etc? Open to ideas!!

The exchanges keep me practicing and accountable, and I would love a few pen pals if anyone else is interested....  :)
Title: Re: Beginners Looking For Pen Pals
Post by: Inked botanicals on March 20, 2015, 03:56:55 AM
I would also love a pen pal.... Maybe one to give an idea for something to send back and forth? Quotes, movie lines, etc? Open to ideas!!

The exchanges keep me practicing and accountable, and I would love a few pen pals if anyone else is interested....  :)

What about a recipe? I've read in another post that you like to cook, is that right? If you want we can be recipe-cooking-calligraphy pen pals  ;D
Title: Re: Beginners Looking For Pen Pals
Post by: chandemic on March 22, 2015, 01:01:20 PM
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!

Malinda

Hi Malinda! I would like to your penpal if you don't mine a beginner writing to you! I am from NYC and I just picked up calligraphy 3 weeks ago so I need tons of practice! Let me know if you are interested!
Title: Re: Beginners Looking For Pen Pals
Post by: SarahA on March 22, 2015, 02:09:01 PM
Hi!
Beginner here as well and would love some additional practice. I'm in Cantley, Canada (close to Ottawa). Anyone interested?
Title: Re: Beginners Looking For Pen Pals
Post by: Malinda L. on March 23, 2015, 09:35:58 PM
Hey Everyone!

I hope y'all are doing well!

I just wanted to post that I have all the Pen Pals that I think I can handle for right now. Thank you to those who answered my call, I am grateful for you already!

While I have all the Pen Pals I can manage, I know there are people still in need who are using this thread, please feel free to continue to post here to find Pen Pals. It looks like there are people, willing to be Pen Pals, checking out this thread; hopefully you'll connect with Pen Pals fairly quickly.

I don't know about y'all, but I am loving The Flourish Forum Community! Y'all are so welcoming and helpful! I'm getting great information, tips, and advice from folks already!

Thanks again!
Title: Re: Beginners Looking For Pen Pals
Post by: leslie5874 on March 30, 2015, 04:05:10 PM
Hi everyone!

I too am looking for some pen pals. PM me whomever is interested! ^_^
Title: Re: Beginners Looking For Pen Pals
Post by: Denise Celones on April 23, 2015, 08:15:20 PM
Hi guys,

Quite a beginner here as well but I want to practice as much as I can. And it's really nice to receive a letter the traditional way. I'd like to join in this Malinda! :)

Maybe we can gather everyone's address?  :)
Title: Re: Beginners Looking For Pen Pals
Post by: am1x1s on May 15, 2015, 02:05:48 AM
Hey guys, please count me in  :) just PM me your addresses and i'll send you mine, i'm excited!
Title: Re: Beginners Looking For Pen Pals
Post by: JennyM on May 24, 2015, 04:47:19 PM
I would love to do something with beginners!  I took a peek at the photos of past exchanges from the "pros" and had a mini anxiety attack over not being able to do ANYTHING remotely that amazing.
Title: Re: Beginners Looking For Pen Pals
Post by: Adrienne on June 15, 2015, 08:13:18 PM
I'd love to collect a few [beginner] pen pals.  I'd love to exchange recipes, quotes, little bits of art, etc.  One of the things I like to document is the "crazy questions asked at work".

I live in a land of nearly no calligraphy & good paper supply, save the local office supply which stocks the HP Premium Laser Printer Paper. :P

PM's welcome!
Title: Re: Beginners Looking For Pen Pals
Post by: Blotbot on June 16, 2015, 01:26:12 PM
I would love to do something with beginners!  I took a peek at the photos of past exchanges from the "pros" and had a mini anxiety attack over not being able to do ANYTHING remotely that amazing.

Jenny-
Generally only the "pros" post their work here.  There are plenty of beginners in the exchanges!
Title: Re: Beginners Looking For Pen Pals
Post by: calli.pvw on June 16, 2015, 08:02:36 PM
I might be late to the game but if you could add me in on this, I would love the practice!
Title: Re: Beginners Looking For Pen Pals
Post by: karen215 on June 28, 2015, 11:35:11 PM
Hi! I'm Karen and a beginner calligrapher in Hong Kong and would love to have penpals from around the world. PM me and lets exchange addresses :D my Instagram is @kho215
Title: Re: Beginners Looking For Pen Pals
Post by: chocolatebuckeyes on July 01, 2015, 04:31:35 AM
I would love to collect some pen pals. Any new people to the thread, feel free to PM me. Maybe we can come up with some fun themes for inspiration.

-Allison
Title: Re: Beginners Looking For Pen Pals
Post by: PriH on July 04, 2015, 10:44:06 AM
 It may be late to add this but I have had a few calligraphy pen pals from instagram and would love to join this as well  :D ! Its just such a fun experience! Please feel free to PM me to exchange information! My instagram is @letterstomyheart!
Title: Re: Beginners Looking For Pen Pals
Post by: Elisabeth_M on July 04, 2015, 05:49:33 PM
I am interested in a pen pal, but am a little anxious about committing to something too big.  Is anyone interested in doing something very simple like exchanging postcards back and forth?  The postcards would not need to be handmade, just a regular old postcard with maybe a quote written in calligraphy.  Or, if people are interested in something more whimsical, maybe a sentence or two of absurdity (ie Dear Betty, Not much new here, the news trucks are still on the lawn waiting for the Grand Poobah to come home from surgery.  Fred is thinking of charging the tv stations for the cost of redoing the landscaping. Hope you and Barney are well--give Bam-Bam a kiss from me!  Love, Wilma). 

P.S.  Just had to google Eleanor Winters for the post verification question.  Is her book famous among pointed pen calligraphers?  Am I the only person who has never heard of her?
Title: Re: Beginners Looking For Pen Pals
Post by: Meriyou on July 05, 2015, 07:55:30 AM
Hi! Here one beginner from Spain too! I've been looking for a pen pal for ages and I didn't think about asking here in the forum!! So, if there is somebody interested, I'd be glad to be your pen pal!!!
Title: Re: Beginners Looking For Pen Pals
Post by: Sandeeee on July 05, 2015, 12:19:08 PM
Yayy message me if you wanna be my penpal! <3
Title: Re: Beginners Looking For Pen Pals
Post by: angelinamkelly on July 06, 2015, 04:09:02 PM
I'm in too if anyone wants!  i just sent my first letter off to another pen pal i met on here.  Love the idea and it is great practice!
Title: Re: Beginners Looking For Pen Pals
Post by: jedcel on July 22, 2015, 07:37:24 PM
I am interested in a pen pal, but am a little anxious about committing to something too big.  Is anyone interested in doing something very simple like exchanging postcards back and forth?  The postcards would not need to be handmade, just a regular old postcard with maybe a quote written in calligraphy.  Or, if people are interested in something more whimsical, maybe a sentence or two of absurdity (ie Dear Betty, Not much new here, the news trucks are still on the lawn waiting for the Grand Poobah to come home from surgery.  Fred is thinking of charging the tv stations for the cost of redoing the landscaping. Hope you and Barney are well--give Bam-Bam a kiss from me!  Love, Wilma). 

P.S.  Just had to google Eleanor Winters for the post verification question.  Is her book famous among pointed pen calligraphers?  Am I the only person who has never heard of her?

Hi Elisabeth!

I love sending postcards and actually an active member of Postcrossing.  Let me know if you'd like to swap postcards from me, I'm based in the Philippines. :)
Title: Re: Beginners Looking For Pen Pals
Post by: Elisabeth_M on July 22, 2015, 11:08:20 PM
I am interested in a pen pal, but am a little anxious about committing to something too big.  Is anyone interested in doing something very simple like exchanging postcards back and forth?  The postcards would not need to be handmade, just a regular old postcard with maybe a quote written in calligraphy.  Or, if people are interested in something more whimsical, maybe a sentence or two of absurdity (ie Dear Betty, Not much new here, the news trucks are still on the lawn waiting for the Grand Poobah to come home from surgery.  Fred is thinking of charging the tv stations for the cost of redoing the landscaping. Hope you and Barney are well--give Bam-Bam a kiss from me!  Love, Wilma). 

P.S.  Just had to google Eleanor Winters for the post verification question.  Is her book famous among pointed pen calligraphers?  Am I the only person who has never heard of her?

Hi Elisabeth!

I love sending postcards and actually an active member of Postcrossing.  Let me know if you'd like to swap postcards from me, I'm based in the Philippines. :)

I'm technically on Postcrossing but got really, um, intense with it (trying to increase the number of postcards I could send at a time, searching for the perfect postcard for people and getting frustrated by it) and had to take a break.  Sometimes I go a little bit overboard with my hobbies.   ::)  Anyway, I would love exchanging postcards with you and will PM my address to you right now.
Title: Re: Beginners Looking For Pen Pals
Post by: flummoxed on July 23, 2015, 08:10:28 AM
I'm a beginner too and would love to sign up in case it isn't too late. This might be something that will push me to practice more as I've tried with Erica's videos and seem to constantly lapse out of it (definitely not a refelction on the quality of the videos, just my lack of dedication I think).
Title: Re: Beginners Looking For Pen Pals
Post by: Sanbearz on July 23, 2015, 11:16:28 AM
What does one writes in a beginner pen pal letter?  :)
Title: Re: Beginners Looking For Pen Pals
Post by: Saron on August 22, 2015, 05:35:52 PM
Hi,
My name is Saron, beginner in Copperplate calligraphy and I am looking for penpals to that I can practice my calligraphy.
I am based in the UK, but happy to send correspondence further than this.
I look forward in hearing from you.

Saron