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Thank you for your web site. I stumbled upon it while seeking help in chanting psalms. Your Psalm tone cards are EXACTLY what I was looking for! So I perused the rest of your site and just want to thank you for sharing your life and faith with all of us. May God continue to bless you and use you as His blessing for others!

Admin reply: Thank you for your comments. I'm so glad people are finding that Psalms article useful recently! I still chant the Psalms every day myself!


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This blog was the EXACT thing I was looking for. We were struggling with tunes for chanting the Psalms in morning prayer and this will help.

You provided a great amount of resources as well as information and background and options about chanting the Psalms.

Thank you for writing this and sharing it. :D

Admin reply: I'm glad it was helpful for you. Thanks for letting me know! Russ


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Hi Russ,
Thank you so very much for your fountain * * * info for Tokyo! I have read it studiously, especially for my first visit to Tokyo!

Unfortunately as my trip is only for a few days, I haven't had a chance to visit all the pen places you have mentioned. But I intend to do so on my next trip!

I did make a big effort to go to Eurobox. But unfortunately, after I cancelled my Sunday plans so as to make a special trip to the shop I arrived to find that they were closed. Please, if you can, update your page info about Eurobox to say that they are closed Sunday and Wednesday now, not Monday Tuesday and Wednesday. It may save some one else some heartbreak... :!cry:

Thank you for posting such an informative and useful article. I will certainly use it as a guide for my next visit to Tokyo which will be very soon, as I have so much to come back for.

Admin reply: Sorry about the old information. I haven't been to those pen shops in a long time!


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I very interested in the making of the green scapular. I've searched the web and I found most of the green scapular kits are quite expensive for me to make for mission work. Can you guide me or help me with contacts there in Japan where I can get materials/supplies cheaper? I am very interested in this mission work and I can use your templates. I need the fabric inkjet printable iron-on sheets, the wool felt, and the ribbon/cord used in the right color of green. I appreciate it very much if you can help out with this. God bless you. Pilar R. Salasw .

Admin reply: I'm happy to hear you are interested in making Green Scapulars. I don't have any contacts info to pass on to you, but I must say that Japan is a very expensive place to live, and a terrible source for materials that can be found cheaper almost anywhere else in the world! Your own part of the world is the best place to start.


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Hi there

Just want to personally thank you for your review on both the paperback Christian Prayer and also the vinyl bound Prayer Of The Church! It was very informative and since reading it, I too have now purchased these breviaries. My old breviary cover fits into the perfectly.

Thanks again and God bless!!

Admin reply: I'm glad the reviews were helpful! Those are great breviaries! Thanks!


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I just wanted to let you know that I enjoyed your site very much, especially the sketching book. I just retired in September and my retirement plan includes learning to draw and paint with watercolors. I always thought of myself as "non-artistic". I was intrigued with art and how it was created, but I thought "talent" was needed. In college I studied photography because of my desire to be creative. The great discovery for me now is that I do have some ability to draw and paint, probably acquired from decades of capturing light in my cameras. I'm 63 now and we have a similar family history. I have been a genealogist for over 30 years, 23 years as a professional. My genealogy goes back to 1640 in Virginia and many of my ancestors lived in Frederick, Augusta and Rockbridge counties. I even have Hughes members in Fauquier and Loudon counties. Thanks for your inspirational website.

Admin reply: I'm glad you found the web site useful. It sounds like you will enjoy great success as a sketch artist now!


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Hi, Fascinated by your stuff. I'm going to Tokyo with my family in April 2016. We'll stay in the city and travel out to places from there.
While in Tokyo I'd like to visit some places where they make fountain * * *, not just sell them in shops.
I've heard of Kubota Workshops for instance. I'd like to see if I can get someone to copy a pen feed and collar out of ebonite. I've got a sample of both. They are from a Mont Blanc Meisterstuck 149 pen with a 4810 M gold nib. These Japanese experts put a rod of ebonite into a chuck and cut tube and threading out of it to measure. Their kit looks basic but their skill is legendary. I'd like to see if someone in Tokyo can do this. If possible while I'm there.
regards
Robert :o

Admin reply: You'll have a great time here! I haven't heard of Kubota, but I'm not as closely in touch with the Japanese pen producers as I was several years ago.


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Admin reply: Thanks!I don't have any to sell. I wish I did!


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Admin reply: A black Trident pen. Thank you again.


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Wow! Just read your sketchbook book and loved it. I discovered water brushes a decade ago and love them. I had experimented with sumi-e at various points in my life and loved it, but water brushes and brush * * * were so much more convenient.

I mostly used Rapidographs till i found Pigma Microns more cost effective since I killed them by neglect. Pen and watercolor's becoming one of my favorite styles. Last May, I bought a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen after reading about it on James Gurney's blog.

That pen has been hard to master but the longer I use it, the more confidence I get in thick and thin line sketching. Your sketches and articles are a lot of help to me with it. I've used brush * * * like the Pitt Artist * * * and Tombow dual tips for over a decade but this is exponentially different.

Thanks for that bit about dealing with hook tips too. I used to get those on regular sable watercolor brushes and they always annoyed me.

Your book rocks! Thanks for sharing it online!

Admin reply: I'm glad you found the articles useful. I originally thought I'd write the book and get it published and make money, but in the end I just put it up on the web where people could read it for free -- and where I could update it as often as necessary. I think that was the best idea.


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