Thursday, June 15, 2017

June 2017 Meeting

Meeting Minutes 13 June 2017
19 present (1 guest)


Welcome & Announcements:
**We welcomed Wendy Zieres, a friend of Cheryl’s from church.
**Leslie needs birthday cards to send to guild members as well as general cards for sympathy or get wells. 
**Karen S reminded us we now have Bound & Lettered and Lettered Arts Review subscriptions available to check out in the mobile library. 
**Our beloved Kay will be moving to OK to be closer to her daughter.  She will leave a huge hole in our guild. 
**The annual picnic in August will be held at Candy’s house this year in addition to a book fair and silent auction.  Please bring any duplicate books or give aways (to include paper/tools/etc.) to our monthly meeting in July.  All proceeds from the sale of these items will go to West Side Cares.
**Jemma Black will be presenting a workshop in early September.  More details to follow.
**12 people attended Cheryl Dyer’s workshop a few weeks ago.

Show & Share:
**Kathy S did another Manitou Springs piece for Commonwheel.
**Cheryl had samples from Cheryl Dyer’s Italic workshop.
**Kimmi had some wild creations using postage stamps.
**Candy brought water-colored evergreen tree cards she plans to use for her Christmas cards!


Presentation: Suminagashi  (Su mi NA ga shi)
**Suminagishi is a kind of marbling with inks that originated in China over 2,000 years ago and moved on to be a popular art form in Japan.  Kay told us it is easier than doing marbling and doesn’t have to be done quickly.   Paper without sizing gives the boldest colors, and as we found out, most envelopes have been sized. 

**We had two trays of water, one brush loaded with soapy water and the other dipped in one of 6 colored inks.  She showed us how to make concentric rings, blow them out of shape and drop our envelope onto the surface to pick up the inks.  It was quick and easy and very fun!   













and for our evening presentation.........Suminagashi envelopes!
























Thursday, May 11, 2017

May 2017 Meeting


Meeting Minutes 9 May 2017
26 present (1 guest)

We enjoyed a potluck dinner to thank the Board for their work with the guild, and there was plenty to go around!

Welcome & Announcements:
**Amy's daughter, Laura, joined us for tonight's meeting.
**Cheryl Dyer will present Italic Variations and Creative Envelope Designs this June 3 & 4.  You can see some of her work on her website www.cheryldyer.com.
**The guild has subscribed to Lettered Arts Review and Bound & Lettered.  You can check them out at the library Karen brings each month.  The latest edition features a photo of Cecelia's white lettering on a blue t-shirt.
**A maker Space is available at the East Library on N. Union for anyone interested in teaching a class.  Sherry taught an introductory Italic and Pointed Pen class at the same library last Saturday.  There were 10 students and 6 on a waiting list!  More classes to follow!
**Elizabeth Hasen is offering classes in Paper-making at Cottonwood.
**Carole brought a color grid she designed using the Procion fabric dye colors from Carol Pallesen's workshop in Oct.  She found the dyes did not fade over the past 6 months when exposed to bright sunlight.

Show & Share:
**Cecelia brought some of the engraved leather items she plans to sell at conference this year.  She had leather desk guards/pads and little trays both with her own lettering engraved in each piece.
**Kathy S had a sample post card she hopes to present for sale to the city of Manitou Springs.
**Cheryl brought in her semi Zentangle piece entitled "Wander".
**Kimmi painted an old wooden box and lettered the top with white brush lettering as a gift box.

Presentation: Chalk Board Art
**Leslie went above and beyond introducing us to chalkboard art.  She had several examples on hand from wooden gift tags to food signs used for buffets to boards full of sample designs.  She had handouts with exemplars and banner designs for us to try.  We each received a board of our own and dustless chalk to take home.  Leslie taught us to season our new boards by rubbing a piece of chalk all over the surface and then wiping it off with a rag to prevent "ghosting" (seeing a chalk image after it has been erased).  This was a lot of work on her part and a lot of fun for us!

Cecelia's engraved leather
Kathy's "Postcard" (top)
Kathy's "pseudo" chalkboard art 
Cheryl's "Wander"

Enjoying our potluck

Sample food signs
More sample signs

Wooden Gift Tags

Leslie's Sample Art
Book Leslie Recommends
Seasoning our board

Pat S

Kathy S

Kimmi

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Tom H




Tuesday, February 28, 2017

We're Back!!

We intend to use this blogspot to post pictures of work from our Show & Share time along with abbreviated minutes from our monthly meetings.  Please check back from time to time!  tjk