April 10, 2018
10 Years of Pen Pencil Stencil

Ten years ago I decided to take a year off of working to pursue personal work. I bought my URL, Pen Pencil Stencil, in February of 2008 and quickly started learning how to program my first WordPress blog. Shortly after I posted the first version of my site on April 30th. To celebrate 10 years of Pen Pencil Stencil and the first blog post—I’ll be releasing a few things on April 30th and more through out the year. A huge thank you to everyone who’s followed me over the years and for all of the support in making this experiment so fun. Checkout this little animation I posted on Instagram.

January 26, 2018

I can’t believe it’s already 2018! This May marks the ten year anniversary of me starting Pen Pencil Stencil. Time has flown by! I’m super stoked for the various things I’ve got planned for the Store over the coming months. Check back here or follow me on Instagram for the latest news. Checkout this little animation a made for 1/18/18 on Instagram. Watch here.

September 28, 2017
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Walking anywhere in Japan is my favorite thing to do while I’m visiting. There’s so much awesomeness to discover on foot that you’ll never find
or see in a car, bus or train. Discovering little hidden treasures like this backstreet kissaten are magic. I love those coffee signs!

July 15, 2016
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It’s been a year since I’ve last posted anything to the News and two and a half years since my last trip to Japan. Time has been flying by the past two plus years—full of work and less time for personal things. The upside is that I’ve had two years to be thinking about where I want to explore next in Japan. I’ve got my list and am hoping to check off a few new spot later this Fall. I found this amazing Nebuta mask in the window of a little bar tucked away in the back streets of Aomori. Looking forward to wandering around Japan again soon.

August 27, 2015
One in Other #5