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|
|Enjoying our potluck|
|Sample food signs|
|More sample signs|
|Wooden Gift Tags|
|Leslie's Sample Art|
|Book Leslie Recommends|
|Seasoning our board|