Saturday, May 19, 2012

May Marbling

Our Play Day this month was a FABULOUS time marbling on Arches Text wove!  Jim and Elma were the back bone while Kay fleshed it all out.  We got down and dirty and Cheryl even marbled her neon yellow sneakers!  I only took pictures of my papers, (sorry!), but we had a whole clothes line FULL of papers waiting to dry.  Jim set everything up in Tammi Jo's garage the day before and we had a great turn out.  We'd like to say a special THANK YOU to Jim for all his time, help, and generosity!  Wouldn't it be nice to thank him by writing a note on some of the paper you created? 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

May 2012 Meeting

This month we were honored to have Jake Weidmann as our special guest lecturer.  We started out with a hearty potluck and he began with a brief history of Spencerian, the truly American Script.  He progressed from English Roundhand/Copperplate and hopped across the pond in the mid to late 1800’s with the Engravers and Engrossers scripts and landed where his passion lies in Spencerian.  He showed us several samples of well-known pen artists/calligraphers from Michael Sull’s second Volume of Spencerian Script and Ornamental Penmanship: Early American Handwriting and answered any and all of our questions.  Jake showed us slides of his own work and some were displayed on a table for sale along with a few of his handmade pens.  Our meeting went a little longer than usual, but no one seemed to mind.