A Personal Writing Corner

A personal writing corner

I take the idea of finding your own corner of writing space to the point…of a corner that is. It doesn’t take a ‘special spot’ to sit down and write. I’m a firm believer in writing whenever – wherever you can, but with that being said, finding your personal ‘sweet spot’ can certainly enhance the […]

Writing Letters: Be Your Child’s Memory Keeper

Memory Keepers, Letter to Our Children, Saving Memories

A long time ago I realized that daily moments with my daughters… the little things like mini-milestones or special moments that brought joy to my day, were getting ‘lost’ in the day to day of life. The fact of the matter was this: Great moments turn into memories and if you don’t take the time to […]

The Letters of Vincent van Gogh

A Letter by Vincent

As much as I enjoy writing letters and sending them outbound on the back of the slow snail, I equally enjoy reading letters, collecting letters and studying the art of other peoples written expression. Vincent Van Gogh and his collection of letters is right up my alley. In a voyeuristic tone, we can all enjoy […]

Leather Journal: Small Graces With Big Impact

~The Smallest Journal I Own~

At this point in time, I don’t believe I could own a smaller, high quality leather journal. Again, meandering around Etsy I stumbled upon this itty bitty charmer. I have alot of journals, shelves and shelves of them, but what I didn’t have before coming across this corner of Etsy was a teenie tiny one. […]

Dear PenPal: Lessons in Letter Writing

penpals, penpal, writing letters

The first penpal I ever had was a colossal disappointment. I don’t know how old I was when I first desired a ‘penpal’ but I know I was a youngster. Since my Mother had forbidden me from writing the State Inmates who advertised in the classified ads, I was desperate to write someone…anyone…So when my teacher announced to the class that we […]

Leather Journals with Amalfi Paper, Pure Beauty

Leather Journals with Amalfi Paper

From the moment I discovered the pure joy of Amalfi paper, I coveted a journal made with it’s exquisite pages.  The first time I googled and discovered one, my jaw dropped and I started saving pennies….The price of these journals aren’t for the faint of heart, but the smell, the touch, the way the paper accepts a pen are […]

Stationery With Movement

Writing Letters to Others

There is nothing stationary about stationery. We purchase it with care and intention. We place our words and thoughts upon it’s black space and then lovingly seal it up and send it away for others to enjoy. In my opinion, that is movement with profound impact. I’ve never met a person that didn’t exclaim how much they […]

Writing From Both Sides

Writing Letters, Writing Journals,

Every Website must have a beginning and I’ll make this entry simple. Writing by hand is the black and white premise of Patrons of The Pen. Maybe it’s contradictory to write about handwriting via a computer…out on the Internet, but I believe the two can meld together. I know I’m not the only one who has […]