Wednesday, March 14, 2012

March 2012 Meeting

Meeting Minutes 13 March 2012
23 present
Welcome & Announcements:
**Cecelia called us to order at 6:45 and showed us the invitation she received on behalf of the guild to Jake Weidmann’s debut on the 31st.
**She let us know Lettered and Bound is a good publication and not as “stuffy” as Letter Arts Review.
**Play Day/card day is this Saturday, March 17th 9:30 –noon at Tammi Jo’s. We’ll be making cards for the community basket or working on our own projects. Some will bring their Cricut or Silhouette machine for us to cut dies.
**Leslie has a Community Basket she’ll bring each month for us to put our donated cards into.
No Show & Tell:
**Kay, Kathy, and Sherry each had a table with roughly 6 of us and about 20 minutes to demonstrate a form of decorated versal. It was a tight squeeze on time, but we came away more inspired as a result.
**Kay gave a cursory review of gilding, had informational handouts, and had us paint a diapered background in red and gold gouache.
**Kathy came with a scanned color image of the word “courage” she had done for us to model. She explained how we were to fill the copy in with 2 colors of gouache.
**Sherry had 2 squares of ABC versals for us to make little flowers with watercolor pencils and iridescent dots on one and shading with watercolor pencils and zentangles on the other.
Special Announcement:
**After several weeks of prayerful consideration, Cecelia announced the Board’s recommendation to host the National Conference here in the Springs next July 2013 at Colorado College. She explained how the idea grew and what actions she’s taken to investigate the real possibility of us hosting such a grand event in the calligraphy world. There will be a lot of work to do, but we are a strong guild with active members willing to work together to make this great. There will be an informational meeting after the Play Day at Tammi Jo’s this Saturday at noon. 

Kay's Samples

Kathy's Samples
Sherry's Samples