Meeting Minutes 8 May 2018
18 present (3 guests)
Brush Lettering with Shelley Hitz
Welcome & Announcements:
**We welcomed 3 guests who also became new members! Nancy Johnson, Jan Cederberg, and Mariah Olson.
**We will be making paper beads with Carole and Cheryl. Carole brought srips of different kinds of paper for us to start collecting as well as examples to inspire us. She asked us to watch a 20 minute video before coming next month. The link should be found in the upcoming eDigest.
**Our featured exhibit at Commonwheel in August needs a title! The Board will make a selection from member suggestions sent in before the next Board meeting. We also need to have our own pieces numbered and titled and given to Kathy by the end of July. She will need publicity photos to promote the showing.
**Our next workshop will feature Sherrie Loveler and “Painting Poetry”, a no lettering workshop creating marks and background designs the weekend of June 23/24. Cheryl will accept registrations checks after a postmarked date of May 15.
**Shelley Hitz will also offer a one day brush lettering workshop on June 23.
Show & Share:
**Cecelia had a beautifully lettered name for a recent addition to her sister’s family.
**TJ had 3 wedding versals inspired by Adolf Bernd.
**Cheryl showed us her doodle book she adds to while watching TV!
**Shelley gave us a brief introduction of how she became proficient as a writing coach and an artist. Her approach to brush lettering was very helpful showing incremental steps. She used a variety of brush markers and even did some demonstrations with Crayola bullet markers. Shelley explained the benefits of using smooth paper as opposed to watercolor paper to preserve the tips of nicer brush markers. All in all, it was a very inspirational time.