It has been a while already that I have created this pocket letter. It belongs to a small adventure, not with jungle and wild animals, more because of the unknown: Felicity Jane was organizing a paper exchange where I participated. My contact person was Katie, and at first I did not know anything about her, not even where she lived. I found it very exciting. We exchanged some mails in order to figure out what the other likes and what not And then we tried to find or create something the other liked. My inspiration mostly came from what she liked on my instagram account: brush script, a tag with a flower and the AHA girls. And then I combined them in a pocket letter. It felt a bit like stalking her or being Sherlock Holmes for her taste.
It took me quite while to get the brush script nice enough to be send to someone. That was the time, when I decided to also look for a class or workshop to learn hand lettering instead of having random success 🙂 Currently, I m practising the alphabet…as being back to school.
Katie and I were both quite excited if the other would like what one was sending. It is really not easy when you know each other just by a few mails. To the pocket letter I added also some bits and ieces I found in Japan, where I thought she could like it. On her Instagram post you can see what she received and also that she seems to be happy with it. I was so relieved when I read this. She figured out that I was on the way to start a bullet journal and got some midori refills in Japan and found matching items. Look what wonderful things she made and got for me:
My favorites are the self-made journal folder and notebook. They are awesome! The journal is already in use. It became my first ever bullet journal. And the folder will go into my fauxdori, once I made the cover.
Katie, thank you again for all these wonderful pieses!
What I liked a lot about this paper swap is, that I met an formerly unknown person somewhere, doing similar things with paper…and now it feels like having a special connection to her…
Have you also participated in such a swap? how was your experience?