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Sending intentionality through the post.

Lacelit started as a daydream several years after college and a family/child psych degree had come and gone.

In 2010, I began taking note of the varying handwritten fonts that filled the pages of my journals and the geometric doodles in the margins. I pulled out an old, unused sketchbook and began creating the very first of the designs that would launch Lacelit in January of 2014.

Having discovered my passion for art-making in my late twenties, I am mostly self-taught. My ink and watercolor designs center on a love of geometrics, lace-like shapes, illustration, freehand patterns and hand lettering.

Ever since ever, I’ve found beauty in stationery and sentence-strings and postage stamps. And among my favorite things in all the world is the intentionality that comes with sending meaningful thoughts to another in a lovely sealed envelope.

Lacelit is all about sending intentionality through the post. Together, let’s keep the art of letter-writing alive.

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Raise your hand if you collected stickers and had a sticker book when you were a kid. 🙋🏻‍♀️ I remember pouring over the sticker aisles at Kinokuniya Bookstore in Little Tokyo or the Sanrio store in the mall, and the enticing rolls of stickers hanging from the walls at the San Marino Toy and Book Shop we would visit if we happened to be in town for the dentist. . Being a sticker lover, my toes have been tapping with eager impatience to design some stickers for you all, and I just had to begin with some snail mail love. I call this design Letterologist (for everything needs a name, wouldn’t you say? 😉)- a glorious term coined by my brilliant freelance writer sister, Brittany of @geekcritiquepod. These letterly stickers are weather- and fade-resistant and can even be popped into your dishwasher. I haven’t decided where to put mine yet. 😆 My laptop? Water canteen? Inspiration board? Let me know if you have any ideas! . If you’d like to snag one for yourself, a pen pal, or a fellow letterologist, I have 10 left of this introductory batch. Tap the link in my profile or visit lacelit.etsy.com. Celebrating letterologists everywhere!
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Day 16 of International Correspondence Writing Month (#InCoWriMo), friends! Today, I’m penning some personal letters and sending out some envelope decorating goodies to a fellow snail mail enthusiast named Anna. And I have a question for all you letter writers out there: Do you enjoy adding a special touch to your envelopes before dropping them in the postbox? If so, what are some of your favorite ways to dress your mail? I’m always on the lookout for new creative ways to snail mail. 💌 . {P.S. I only have 2 of my laser-engraved Happiness Inside rubber stamps left in the shop + several Snail Mail sticker sets for happy mailing. Tap the link in my profile or visit lacelit.etsy.com.}
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Some years ago, this sentence-string formed in my mind. It came at a time when there was a little less hope and a little more fear and the helpless feeling of not knowing how best to support someone I loved who is suffering so deeply. And then came a gentle reminder that love will do. Love will do just fine. 🌱 . It’s enough to keep us deeply rooted beneath the surface, tethered to something steadfast and true, and determined to wage peace and love in this world. . At the suggestion of my beloved friend Jackie Sun of @wondershins, I’ve turned this card design into a 5x7 decorative art print, printed on acid-free 140 lb. lightly-textured watercolor paper. I’m so delighted to share that it is now available in the shop for gifting to a kindred or welcoming into your space as a soothing place to rest your eyes. Tap the link in my profile or visit lacelit.etsy.com.
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Happy Valentine’s Day, wonders. I keep thinking about the little things that make up the heart of it all. Human connection, lifelong friendships, candid conversations, in-jokes, knowing smiles, penned notes, and the little acts of kindness in our everydays. . May your day be filled with fond memories of your very closest friends and dearest kin and inspiring mentors, and may you feel loved today and always. 💛
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Day 13 of #InCoWriMo, and I am beginning to become more acclimated to the rhythm and ritual of writing a letter each day. In all transparency, some days are easier than others. For the penning of a letter is always, first and foremost, a personal endeavor. Depending on what each day holds, I find that I may feel more inspired and comfortable on one day and less so another, but that in and of itself is something meaningful, I think. . This practice of writing a letter a day is proving so dear, and I notice the way it impacts my day, even the days of the more trying variety. These quiet moments dwelling on someone for whom I care a great deal bring me memories and conversations that reflect who they are and all they are to me. And composing sentence-strings for only them is a way to honor that in a small, intimately kindred way. . Fellow letter writers, I’d love to hear your noticings. What do you notice when you pen a note to a loved one? What does it evoke in you? 💌
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It is Day 6 of #InCoWriMo (International Correspondence Writing Month), and I’m thoroughly enjoying the experience. I’ve been penning letters to my Grandma Taylor, wonderful former boss, three of my dearest friends, and an artist who constantly inspires me with her curiosity. As much as I love writing letters, I was worried about finding the time amidst such busy days, but I’ve found myself looking forward to these quiet moments in the day. The gentle pause that comes with penning a note to loved ones bids me to be contemplative- to sit a spell and dwell on their loveliness. To consider which words best convey what I wish to say. . Have you received something in the mail recently that brightened your day? What was it and who was it from? 💌 . {P.S. I’ve made a little GIFy-gift for you! It’s an InCoWriMo IG Stories template for tracking your merry mail with adorable GIFs. You can find it in my InCoWriMo IG Story Highlights in my profile. Enjoy!} #incowrimo2019
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Amidst an influx of email, text messages, and alert notifications, the intentionality to be found in the handwritten note is often missed or lost. Yet in quiet moments with pen in hand, thoughts, affirmations, and encouragement seem to find their way to paper in ways that are not always as easily expressed in a given moment or the quickened seconds between one brief interaction and the next. . @InCoWriMo (International Correspondence Writing Month) is happening all this month! It’s not too late to join letter writers all over the world in sending happy mail to brighten loved ones’ days. Every letter matters. . P.S. Pop over to the InCoWriMo IG Stories Highlight on my profile for a free progress calendar Stories template to track your merry mail with adorable GIFs. #incowrimo #incowrimo2019 #lacelitwindowlings
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Friends, what are your favorite tools in your toolbox of choice? I love losing myself in Japanese watercolors. Kissho Gansai and Kuretake Gansai Tambi are my two favorite brands, and their creamy, buttery texture is such a delight with which to explore. I love the way each stroke feels when you brush their vibrancy onto a blank page. . How about you? What tools do you enjoy using most in your vocation or hobbying? ✂️🧶 🖊🎨💻🎻📚
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While I have been thoroughly enjoying all the creativity amongst the many #drawthisinyourstyle explorations I’ve spotted around on Instagram lately (@wondershins has done some lovely ones), I must admit I’ve been holding off due to being quite utterly terrified. 🙈 . To share one’s artistic explorations can be {yipes!} enough, but intentionally taking something that is already wonderful and trying my hand at expressing it in my minimalist style while trying to honor the original is a step further out of my comfort zone (in which I’m quite content to reside more than is probably good for me 😅). . The first of somethings is often the most scary, so I went to bed early tonight with my iPad Pro, put on my coziest cardigan, shimmied under my warmest blanket, and gave it a go. Since this was going to be a first of sorts, I decided to pair it with a new avenue of creativity I’ve been exploring lately (digital illustration using Procreate). And here, my friends, is the result. 🥕 . What I learned along the way: 1) The exercise itself was actually quite fun despite my misgivings, and 2) I discovered some new techniques in Procreate I’m bound to revisit and thoroughly enjoyed playing with new textures as well. . The original stew pot was created by my friend @rheaamyett for the @artstew52, a cozy community of creatives. Thank you for the inspiration, Rhea! . {2/12 Art Stew Pot // This illustration is part of the #ArtStew52 art prompt challenge orchestrated by Rhea Amyett. Join us in creative exploration or follow along with ArtStew52 for coziness and inspiration. See my personal contributions at #lacelit52.} #lacelitwindowlings
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@incowrimo begins today! If you haven’t heard of this bit of loveliness, InCoWriMo stands for International Correspondence Writing Month and is a snail mail challenge in which folks do their utmost to send at least one letter or postcard each day throughout the month of February. Yayhappymail-happyyay, is pretty much how I’m feeling about it. 💌 . This year, I’ve determined not only to participate, but also to throw a little extra fun into the mix with a corresponding (catch the pun, eh eh? 😉) and GIF-y way for us to keep track of our progress and share together. I’ve created a special #InCoWriMo Progress Calendar template for you to use in IG Stories! Here’s how to snag the template and use it: . 1) Visit my IG Stories Highlights on my profile and tap the one for templates. There, you’ll find my InCoWriMo Progress Calendar. Hold your finger on your screen and screen shot the template, auto-saving it to your device. . 2) Create a new IG Story using the template screen shot. Then, pick a GIF for each day that you send some snail mail, placing the GIF over the calendar date as a jubilant ✔️. You can post as often as you like (i.e. Each day you send mail with the GIFs growing in number, or as a weekly roundup, or as a final tally at the end of the month). 😀 . 3) Tag @lacelit on your IG Story, and I’ll repost it to my Stories as well, spreading the love of snail mail, celebrating each letter you send, and cheering you on along the way! . P.S. Keep your eyes peeled in my Stories as I share bonus letter writing prompt ideas and highlight fellow letter writers. 💛 . P.P.S. Remember, even if you aren’t able to write each and every day this month, you can still join us. Every single letter sent brightens someone’s day. Every letter matters. . #incowrimo2019
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The floating moon with its gentle moonglow turning eventide into a kindly ending to long, full days. 🌘☁️ . What bit of loveliness was part of your day today, friends? I spent some time listening to delightful @gracieklumpp’s Coffee Chats on Patreon while folding cards and packaging a parcel for a dearest stockist, @homespunindy. I’d love to hear of the little bits of light that brightened your day today. . #lacelitwindowlings | exercises in #procreate
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Now that I think on it, I’ve always thrived most when there were set deadlines, clear expectations, outlined parameters. I love checking action items or tasks off my list and feeling in control of results an outcomes. In most regards, I like to know the rules before I break them. but, I must admit that there are a few areas in which a naïveté that there were ever any rules to begin with can be a lovely uninhibited freedom (with art, for instance). . Have any of you friends taken the Meyers-Briggs personality test? I am the epitome of a J. The J description could easily have been based on me. 😅 Time management and organization may well be my strongest skills. How about you dears? Structure or flexibility, parameters or open-ended possibility?
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