Monday, July 16, 2018

July 2018 Meeting

Meeting Minutes 10 July 2018
22 present (1 guest)
Adventures in Paper with Candy Entingh

Welcome & Announcements:
**We welcomed Diane Gidley as a first-timer and new member to our meeting! 
**Kathy gave us several dates to remember and encouraged us to get our paper work in if we want to submit pieces for the show and haven’t handed it in yet. The gallery will take 40% commission, so we were told to price our pieces with that in mind. Prints are acceptable. If you have business cards, leave a stack with your pieces.  
The dates to remember:
August 7-inventory paperwork needs to be into Juanita at Commonwheel.  The form is online.  It can be filled out on line and submitted electronically or you can print it out, fill it in, and send it snail mail or hand-deliver it by the 7th.
August 14-Pieces need to be to Commonwheel.  Their hours are 10 am -8 pm.  Kathy agreed to accept your work at her house prior to the 14th
August 17-Friday Art Walk/Opening & Reception 5-8 pm The Board will supply fruit and veggie trays for the reception.
**Our annual picnic will be Tuesday Aug 14 @6:30 at Karen McGinn’s.  She lives in a gated community within Kissing Camels.  If you plan to attend let Carole Rudy know by the day before so she can give the list to Karen who will give it to the gate guard.  The guild will provide the meat from Rudy’s and we are to bring a side dish.  
**Sherry will offer an in-home class on Copperplate in October.  She will have sign-up sheets available soon.  The 4 classes are $65 with a $20 rebate if you attend all 4 classes. 
**Shelley Hitz introduced her newly published faux brush lettering workbook, available on Amazon.
**Crystal Folgmann is willing to help put together a mini workshop to publish/print original paperwork into wrapping paper.
**The Board will meet on Jul 28 to discuss the details of the Retreat in October.


Show & Share:
**TJ had several Secret Belgian journals she plans to submit to the show.
**Sherry showed us a sampling of the cards she is making for the show.
**Kathy Hutchinson gave a quick review of The Creative Call by Janice Elsheimer.

Evening Presentation:
**Candy worked with 2 other gals to cut large sheets of specialty papers she ordered from Paper & Ink so we could try each one out with a variety of mediums from colored pencils, to ink and gouache, to pastels, watercolors, and plain old pencil.  It was a great practical exercise, complete with the name and  description of each kind of paper.  Very helpful! 



Sherry's Cards


Crystals wrapping paper
TJ's Journals
TJ's Trials
TJ's Journals

Cheryl's experiments!

































June 2018 Meeting

Meeting Minutes 11 Jun 2018
23 present
Making paper Beads with Carole Rudy


Welcome & Announcements:
**Kathy Sullivan passed out copies of the forms we need to fill out if we are submitting any work to Commonwheel Art Gallery in August.  She gave more details of what is expected, and encouraged us to make 3-D items as well.  Digital pictures of our work as well as the forms need to be sent to Commonwheel by Friday, June 22.  The show will begin Fri, August 17.
**The guild’s “Art In Hand” retreat will be $75 for 4/3-hour classes, lodging at the Franciscan Retreat Center and $50 for commuters.  Kathy Sullivan will do a linoleum class, Kim Hetherington will do one on book binding, and Candy one on mixed media.
**The Sherrie Loveler workshop “Painting Poetry”, is a no lettering workshop creating marks and background designs the weekend of June 23/24.


Show & Share:
**Shelley Hitz showed several versions of work she digitized and used on business cards and greeting cards. 
**Cecelia showed us a piece she did in her recent workshop with Sherrie Loveler.


Evening Presentation:
**Carole had several stations set up for embossing our newly rolled beads and heating them with a heat gun. We were to have brought strips of colored paper and she showed us how to roll them into different diameters and explained how the shapes will change depending on the width and length of each strip of paper.  This was a very fun and practical presentation and a lot of work went into putting it together, so thank you, Carole!  

  
Cecelia's piece 

Carole's paper strips and bead example board
Earrings Cecelia made from paper beads

Monday, May 14, 2018

May 2018 Meeting


Meeting Minutes 8 May 2018
18 present (3 guests)
Brush Lettering with Shelley Hitz


Welcome & Announcements:
**We welcomed 3 guests who also became new members!  Nancy Johnson, Jan Cederberg, and Mariah Olson.
**We will be making paper beads with Carole and Cheryl.  Carole brought srips of different kinds of paper for us to start collecting as well as examples to inspire us.  She asked us to watch a 20 minute video before coming next month.  The link should be found in the upcoming eDigest.
**Our featured exhibit at Commonwheel in August needs a title!  The Board will make a selection from member suggestions sent in before the next Board meeting.  We also need to have our own pieces numbered and titled and given to Kathy by the end of July.  She will need publicity photos to promote the showing.
**Our next workshop will feature Sherrie Loveler and “Painting Poetry”, a no lettering workshop creating marks and background designs the weekend of June 23/24.  Cheryl will accept registrations checks after a postmarked date of May 15.
**Shelley Hitz will also offer a one day brush lettering workshop on June 23.

Show & Share:
**Cecelia had a beautifully lettered name for a recent addition to her sister’s family. 
**TJ had 3 wedding versals inspired by Adolf Bernd.
**Cheryl showed us her doodle book she adds to while watching TV!


Evening Presentation:

**Shelley gave us a brief introduction of how she became proficient as a writing coach and an artist.  Her approach to brush lettering was very helpful showing incremental steps. She used a variety of brush markers and even did some demonstrations with Crayola bullet markers.   Shelley explained the benefits of using smooth paper as opposed to watercolor paper to preserve the tips of nicer brush markers.  All in all, it was a very inspirational time.









Shelley's Samples



Thursday, April 12, 2018

April 2018 Meeting

Meeting Minutes 10 Apr 2018
24 present
Fun with Pointed with Sherry Weaver

Welcome & Announcements:
**All framed pieces for the August gallery exhibit at Commonwheel must have a wire hanger.  No saw-tooth hangers are acceptable.  Any sayings or quotes used by individuals who are alive or have been dead less than 75 years are copyrighted.  You must acquire their permission to use.  Please note some translations of the Bible and hymns that are not public domain are also under copyright restrictions.
**TJ wrote out detailed directions for lacing spine of the Secret Belgian Binding books we made.  Email her if you’d like a copy.
**Candy and Cecelia are recovering nicely from their recent surgeries. 

Show & Share:
**Cecelia brought a garden-themed lettering piece she plans to print onto fabric.
**Tom had a lovely airbrushed painting of Bartlett pears on canvas.
**Jim & TJ brought books they finished.  Jim used some of his own marbled paper.
**Carole brought a book entitled “Silent Music” featuring good color combinations and hand lettering.


Evening Presentation:

**Sherry passed out exemplars of a variety of cartouches and embellished flourishes she enjoys doing as well as scraps of colored paper for us to use.  She likes using Pearl-Ex metallic watercolor paints and McCaffrey’s inks.  She demonstrated several examples step by step encouraging us to turn our paper and use pressure for thickening parts of petals.














Friday, March 16, 2018

March 2018 Meeting

Meeting Minutes 13 March 2018
23 present (2 guests)
Secret Belgian Book Binding with Kim Hetherington

Welcome & Announcements:
**Kimmi ran the meeting as Candy is recovering from a recent hip-replacement surgery.
**We welcomed 2 new guests, Shirley Dale and Merrily Johnson.
**Karen quickly reviewed the policy for checking out books from our mobile library.
**A few upcoming workshops were brought to our attention:  Painted Poetry with Sherrie Loveler June 23/24, a 2-month workshop this summer with Julian Waters, and Barbara Close in next March.
**Michael’s has a new section they call The Write Place featuring pens and finer paper like tablets and journals of Rhodia in dot or grid form.
**Kathy let us know 3-D items  (books, work on tile, fabric, canvas etc.) are welcome at Commonwheel.  We’ll also be responsible for bringing food for opening night.  More info when we’re closer to August. 
**Shelly will be doing a watercolor lettering demo from 5:30-8:30 at 555 E. Pikes Peak.  She recommends HP Premium LaserJet paper from Amazon.

Show & Share:
**Mary has been doing an online paper weaving class and brought several examples she did since we last met.
**Kimmi has 2 framed pieces featuring plastic netting she melted into a collage.
Sherry had a number of handmade cards with her fine copperplate script and embellishments.

Evening Presentation:
**Kim gave us pre-cut book board s and spine last month to cover and punch.  We were to bring these to the meeting and she made sure we all had waxed linen and needles and paper for a jig.  She demonstrated the Secret Belgian Binding technique using the overhead and then went around to help out where needed.  Once we did several rows, it started to really come together. 
**Kim also showed us how to sew our sections into the spine.  There are links to 3 different websites she recommends for further help on how to cover book boards and how to lace up the binding. 


Mary's Paper Weaving


Sherry's Handmade Cards




Kimmi's pieces


Kim's mock-up






Wednesday, February 14, 2018

February 2018 Meeting













Meeting Minutes 13 Feb 2018
23 present (1 guest)

Welcome & Announcements:
**Front Range Bible Institute will be meeting downstairs next month so there will be more activity than normal in the building.
**No new nominations for Board Member were submitted. Pat Schrabel motioned to keep the same board members for 2018 and Mary Rhodes seconded the motion.  All were in favor. 
**Candy and Cecelia will both be absent for our March meeting due to surgeries.  We wish them well, and in the meantime, Kimmi will run the March meeting and Kim will present the evening program.
**We were introduced to Cindy Sonnek who came for the first time after meeting Kim at a library bookbinding class!
**Shelley brought canvas bags to stencil on for tonight’s meeting for $3.00.
**There is one slot left for Jacqueline Sullivan’s workshop the end of March called Luscious Layers, creating abstract backgrounds for lettering.  A supply list is available from Cheryl.
**IAMPETH will be meeting Aug 6-11 this year in Milwaukee.  Registration opens March 17th.
**Bemis Art School is looking for teachers to teach 4-6 week classes. Please contact Tara at Bemis for more information.
**We were reminded of our responsibility to fill Commonwheel Gallery in Manitou this fall with original pieces to be hung on the wall and available for sale.  Any 3D pieces, such as books, are encouraged. 
**Kay came back for a surprise visit!!  She thanked the guild for all the cards that were sent to lift her spirits after leaving us last June.  She is only one of two known calligraphers in Grove, OK and has already taught one class on pencil Romans with the other woman and they plan to teach more classes in the future.  Perhaps they can get a guild started out there.
**Yves Leterme has a new 4-6 week on-line class on Romans if anyone would like to look into that.
**Kim passed around backing and spine pieces to be covered at home prior to next month’s book-binding presentation. She said silk ribbon is an acceptable thread to use. Basic copy paper can be used for the sections.

Show & Share:
**Mary shared her paper-cut PEACE card done in an on-line paper-craft class.  She also had 3 cards featuring paper weaving.
**Kimmi created a “Bird Lady” with reprints to sell at Commonwheel and shared another piece she plans to submit.
**Tom showed us a gorgeous hummingbird photo he digitally manipulated.


Evening Presentation:

**Cecelia handed out copies of our guild logo in 2 sizes and a corresponding sheet of freezer paper.  We were to tape the logo to the freezer paper and cut the logos out with an exacto knife.  We had a choice of black or white fabric paint.  Once we cut out the stencil, we were to iron it onto our laundered fabric/apron/bag and after making sure it was properly secured, we were to stipple the fabric paint carefully over the stencil, being careful of the cut-out counter spaces.  Once we were happy with the amount of paint we had applied, we lifted the stencil off and left it to dry for 24 hours before using a dry iron to heat set it at home.  It was a great project with an understanding for making our own stencils in the future.  Thanks, Cecelia!

Mary's Paper Weaving I
Mary's Paper Weaving II
Mary's Paper Weaving III

Mary's PEACE
Kimmi's Bird Lady


Kimmi's

Tom's Hummingbird