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!