Lacelit

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Lacelit

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http://www.lacelit.com/

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About

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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Hoot enjoys keeping tabs on holiday card printing by perching atop card towers to oversee production and keep wayward cards in place for counting accuracy. 🦉 #lacelitstudio
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When I think of the pending winter, I dwell on its cozy, meaningful moments. Chilled windows, scent of pine, fireside conversations, sipping hot cocoa while reading a good novel, cozy covers with a sleeping kitty nearby. I think of glad tidings and warm wishes and peaceful ponderings and light-filled hope. . What are some of your favorite ways of staying cozy during the cold months? 🌲📚☕️ . {This merry little card has arrived in the shop for sending glad tidings and peaceful candlelight to loved ones. Tap the link in my profile to send some holiday greetings through the post.} . 📷: @d.t.hewitt
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One of my favorite aspects of sending a note to a friend is adding a little something extra to the outside of the envelope. There’s something so happy about opening your mailbox and instantly knowing that there’s something special waiting amidst the junk mail and bills. 🙂... 😳📬... 😀💌 Who was the last person from whom you received a letter? . I have a handful of these happy snail mail rubber stamps left in the shop and they’re the perfect size for all the makings of jolly stocking stuffers for the intentional letter writers among us. Or, snag one and add an extra touch of merriment to your holiday cards this year. Tap the link in my profile or visit lacelit.etsy.com. . 📷: @d.t.hewitt
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These last few days, autumn has been hiding its glorious self, camouflaged as summer with sunny days warm enough for zori* and iced lattes. I’ve been missing my autumn terribly- be who you are, sweet friend!- so I’ve made a little patch of autumn here. . Each time I step outside, I imagine the world all around me filled to the brim with cool temperatures and overcast skies and booted feet. Whereverso you reside this November, are you experiencing autumn in its fullest form or daydreaming of it like me? 🍁☺️🍂 . *‘Zori’ is the Japanese word for flip-flops I grew up on and is pronounced rolled ‘r’: zoh-rhdee.
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November came quickly, and I’m beginning to feel that autumn crunch leaning in to the winter holidays. While there is a running list of to-dos that seems to be growing every time I look away, I’m trying to slow and walk instead of run. To tread softly instead of traipsing onward. To enjoy slowly instead of hurry through. How about you, friends? What’s something you’re doing to savor the season? . I’ve been folding some holiday cards while enjoying a beautiful playlist curated by my dear friend @being_yon. This happy bunch of cards are nearly ready to send off to the delightful @homespunindy. 💛 . {P.S. Holiday cards are available in the shop. Tap the link in my profile to send some wintry wishes or visit lacelit.etsy.com.}
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November has arrived in all its glory, and I couldn’t be more pleased. In Southern California, our autumns tend to be a bit tardy, so I was delighted to step out my front door early in the morning to see that the leaves are finally beginning to turn and flutter down on chilled pavement for the most enjoyable of walks. I’ve pulled out my knitted scarves with anticipation of cool, fresh air and overall briskness. How do you feel about autumn? What does it evoke in you most? 🍁 . {P.S. My 2019 freehand watercolor patterns calendar is hot off the press and up in the shop. This year’s patterns are much inspired by my Japanese-American roots with small, delicate shapes and minimalist patterns that remind me so much of the stationery paper sets and colorful origami paper I collected as a child. Tap the link in my profile or visit lacelit.etsy.com to see all the months and snag one as a happy place to rest your eyes in your home or workspace. 🌿} #keepingtimewithlacelit . 📷: @d.t.hewitt
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Illustrating and designing paper goods necessitates a bit of back and forth, now and later, and ebb and flow when it comes to the actual creative design work. While my mind is often swirling with ideas, some must wait in the wings until my next window for illustrating. . I work within a triadic rhythm if you will, designing for new work to debut in January, May, and September/October. Weeks illustrating new concepts is followed by weeks of test printing, production, photo shoots, website updates, launching the new goods to my lovely wholesale stockists and online shop. During this time of sharing my work outward, illustrating halts and my fingers begin to tingle with the familiar itch and eagerness of returning to pencil and sketchbook and quiet mornings. . Today, I draw. With my fall designs happily introduced and making their acquaintance, today is the beginning of the next season for illustrating, and I’m so glad. ✐ . Do you have seasons in your vocation? What is one to which you always find yourself looking forward?
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A very happy Monday to you. Today, my shop is getting a happy refresh with all of my newest card designs and 2019 calendars. I’ve had such fun designing this batch of goodies and have also stocked up the shop with holiday cards, hand-painted ornaments, art prints, recipe cards, and the last of my snail mail stickers, rubber stamps, and wooden magnets. Which one is your favorite? (Don’t worry, I won’t tell the others! 😉) . 🎉 To kick things off, I’m sending my Paper Trails readers a happy coupon code for free shipping on domestic orders over $20 + a free card on every order placed today. To join the fun, subscribe to my e-newsletter via the link in my profile or by visiting lacelit.com/explore. . 💛 If you’re one my lovely stockists or have a hunch that Lacelit and your brick-and-mortar would make fast chums, visit lacelit.com/wholesale or tap the link in my profile for more info or to order.
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Positively delighted to see one of my best sellers in the fall issue of @stationerytrend! And a favorite with an endearing backstory, too. ☺️ . Ten years ago, my then-boyfriend-now-husband, delivered a handwritten note penned on graph paper. His geometry depicted the story of a heart placed in an envelope, tucked into a boat, traveling down a river to a little stick-figure me. . Jason was a math major who would later become a mathematics teacher. I was a psychology major who had not yet discovered the wonders of ink and watercolors. Together, we created this card using the original heart and envelope graphs from his note, and adding a cheery white mailbox for extra special delivery. His mathematic note remains among my most special treasures, hanging from my studio wall as an endearing reminder of our beginning and the inspiring intersection between mathematics and the arts. ◺⨯ ♡ . Thank you so much to editor @ms_sarah_schwartz and her lovely team for including Lacelit’s “Graphing My Way” card in this beautiful issue amidst so many wonderful cards and designers (tap to see tags). . [💌 Tap the link in my profile to send some mathematical notes of love through the post.]
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Hello, friends. I’ve been away. Away in Minnesota with a best friend who is in hospice. While there, I wanted so much to be fully present since the present may be all the time we have left with together. Stream of conscious writing seems to be what has been in me these days with words that make up thoughts that bring to mind the most meaningful ripples of my beloved friend and the irrevocable impact of the closest friendship we share. . Since returning home, a loss of an aunt here at home has kept me away further still. Yet, I’ve been missing you all and the lovely inspiration you bring whenever I pop onto IG and am reminded of creativity and kindness. Have you ever found yourself looking forward to engaging in meaningful community and creativity, and yet find that you are without the emotional energy to do so? . So my friends, I’m easing myself back into this space and look forward to reading your words and seeing your lovely posts again. Thank you for the light you kindle here, and the very warmest ‘hello again’ to you. 💛 . [P.S. Words have a way of accompanying me, so I’ve begun writing again and am sharing sentence-strings on my blog: lacelit.com/blog or via link in profile.]
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September brings to mind so many crisp and promising things. Along with the onset of my favorite season, an aromatic whiff of academia blows in with college-ruled paper, sharpened pencils and unused erasers, paper clips and shiny new pencil cases. September whispers in expectant ears that something new and full of possibility is coming. . What does September whisper to you? 🍂😉📚☕️ . {P. S. Spot this pattern in my 2019 Watercolor Patterns calendar coming soon. Subscribe to be the first to hear via link in profile or by visiting www.bit.ly/lacelit.} #keepingtimewithlacelit #lacelitpaints
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A happy day celebrating six years married, twelve years of friendship, and as many more as we can muster in this life. . The years have passed so quickly, and yet with so many meaningful moments of the lasting variety. . My gratitude only grows for this beautiful human- friend, companion, and most trusted confidant. His unconditional kindness and compassion never cease to remind and inspire me, and I love the many ways he loves others through listening and learning and teaching and laughing and playing and waiting and moving and along-siding. . Jason, I love that we share so much- the beings we love most and our deeply-rooted love of geekery goodness, puzzles and words, and plenty of hearty silliness. I treasure you always and love you more than more. Twelve years since we first met, and I still find myself wondering how it could possibly have been. I do not take it lightly in the least. Happy Anniversary, Love. 💛 . {And, the very very happiest of birthdays to our cousin-in-love Natalie of @tinygreyfox whose birthday we share so endearingly with our wedding day, and whom we love ever so. Remembering this wonderful day in this meaningful place.} . #taylorpestells
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