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Snail Mail by Julia Walck

So I got a pen pal! Her name is Kimberly and she's from Switzerland. 

It feels super weird writing a letter vs. typing something out on a keyboard, talking over the phone or shooting over a text. It has a lot more emotion to it. 

And receiving actual hand written letters with pieces of someone else's life who I've never met feels immensely intimate and inspiring. Here's a bit of what Kimberly sent me in a couple of letters. On the back of that film photo, she told me that they have traditional fondue in Switzerland, and asked if we did. 

In my response, I said we have fondue but it's not very common. I proceeded to ask if they have string cheese... I'm awaiting an answer. 

I actually confetti bombed her the first time around (and luckily she loved it and continues to write). 

To me, each time seems like a new challenge to package the letter and little trinkets in a different fashion. That stirs up my creativity a bit, and I like that. This past letter, I took some pages out of Flaunt Magazine, cut 'em up and doodled on them. I also found some old overexposed film which I used as my writing paper, and space for some hand drawn type. 

I bundled it all up together with some holographic bird tape I had leftover from my disco ball Halloween costume, and voila! Snail mail perfection.

Not a lot of people write letters anymore. I recommend doing so. It's nice to take a break from the constant wave of technology, sit back and communicate in an old school manner. 

September '15 Playlist by Julia Walck

Hello, September!

This month is going to be chock-full of good things. My birthday is in 4 days (Sept. 5), Labor Day weekend = long weekend, and I'm taking a mini-vacation to Hearst Castle with Jackson for our 5 year anniversary. WHAT. I'm so ready for you, September! 

I've been going through a phase of British rock / psychedelic music which now that I'm thinking about it is a pretty strange combo.