In the spring of 2021, I started clearing the yard of overgrown bushes and trees with the aim of creating a place for open events. One of the small trees "talked" to me; he didn't want me to see or cut it down. From that moment on, I began to think about what to do with the already-cut pile of branches. Giving in to the impulse, I began to peel them. The big enlightenment moment happened when I saw a core in one split branch. I realized that it was the perfect place for the refill. I started experimenting with making pens and studying how others do it.