Submitted by Name: Pilar Salas From: Kapolei, Hawaii USA E-mail: Contact
Comments: 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.
Added: January 22, 2016
Submitted by Name: Mrs C McPhillie From: Glasgow Scotland E-mail: Contact
Comments: 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!
Added: January 20, 2016
Submitted by Name: Ed Withers From: Audubon PA USA E-mail: Contact
Comments: 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!
Added: December 17, 2015
Submitted by Name: Robert Paterson From: Nailsworth, Stroud, England E-mail: Contact
Comments: 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
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.
Added: December 16, 2015
Submitted by Name: abdul From: malaysia E-mail: Contact
Admin reply: A black Trident pen. Thank you again.
Added: November 29, 2015
Submitted by Name: Robert A. Sloan From: San Francisco, CA USA E-mail: Contact
Comments: 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.
Added: October 13, 2015
Submitted by Name: Dana Bartello From: New Jersey E-mail: Contact
Comments: Hi Russ,
I love this logo and would like to bring it to our council for their approval for shirts. Our church name is St. Thomas More (only one "o" in More. I would love it you could generate it for me! Please let me know! Thanks!
Admin reply: OK, the new logo is finished now.
Added: October 10, 2015
Submitted by Name: Thad From: Houston E-mail: Contact
Admin reply: Oh, I see! I'm glad you could use the logo as you found it. In the past some people have used the logos without asking, so I am grateful when somebody cares enough to ask first. Use freely it with my blessings.