Friday, October 11, 2013

October 2013 Meeting

Meeting Minutes 8 Oct 2013
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Welcome & Announcements:
            We welcomed 6 newcomers to our meeting!  The workshop Rustics Re-visited and Re-elaborated by Marie Catherine Letendre and Lia Malfermoni will be held in Italy from April 18-22, 2014 (with another workshop in Berkley, CA).  Passages is still on tour until January in the old Hobby Lobby building on Palmer Park/Academy with manuscripts and illuminated texts.  Discount tickets available at any Hobby Lobby/Mardel store in town.  Cecelia laid out sign up sheets for the 5 study groups we’ll be forming over the next several weeks for those who’d like to get together during the month to work on projects together.  We’ll start with a 6 month commitment and re-evaluate after that. 

            We had two round-robins to get us in the spirit and giving us a jump start on making our Christmas cards this year.  Melinda demonstrated how to make origami trees with square, lightweight, decorated papers from the handout she had.  Simple enough to make many more when we got home.  Cecelia gleaned some ideas from Pinterest and added them to a few of her own to give us some fun and fanciful ways to address our envelopes this Christmas using Dr. Martins Bleed-Proof White and a pointed pen or white gel pen.  (We discovered no one knew how to get dud gel pens to work again, but did find out Uniball Signo Broad is an excellent white gel pen.)