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Thoughts From the President

Recent Happenings

General Meeting - January 2020

Suzan O’Connor put on an energetic, entertaining, and informative lecture: Hermann Zapf: A Legacy in Lettering.

Before the meeting, Suzan O’Connor and Beth Morton show various books containing Hermann Zapf’s calligraphy and fonts he developed. One of the quotes that was pointed out: “ There is always a little heart blood in the ink we use."

There were several items on the share table, including an invitation sent to our guild, for the Graceful Envelope Contest, from the Washington, D.C. guild. Rules and dates are on the flyer. Remember to bring anything you want to show, at meetings, to put on the Share Table.Suzan O’Connor put on an energetic, entertaining, and informative lecture: Hermann Zapf: A Legacy in Lettering.

Mini Workshop - January 2020

At the January Mini Workshop, Guild Members created over 137 handmade Valentines for the Battered Womens Shelter! Fun was had all around as members got the chance to try several different styles of creating these beautiful, heartfelt pieces of art!
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February 6th
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
General Meeting
"Framing Your Work" by Maggie Gillikin
Christ Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 510 Belknap
February 20th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mini Workshop
"Designing with Doodles" with Carlos Haun
Christ Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 510 Belknap

March 5th
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
General Meeting
"Name that Hand" by Leslie Winakur

Christ Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 510 Belknap
January 16th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mini Workshop
"Eastern Butterfly Book" by Becky Hughes

Christ Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 510 Belknap

Upcoming Events!

February 2020 General Meeting

Early Bird Title - Prep Work for Framing Your Art
Early Bird Lead - Maggie Gillikin
Samples of successfully framed works. Advice on your works to be framed.

Program Title - Framing Your Work
Program Presenter - Maggie Gillikin
Want to have your work get the best framing possible? Learn how to decide the boundaries of a piece of work, and get the most advantageous mat and frame. Feel free to bring unmatted, unframed work to the early bird to see how it can be matted. Samples of successful work will be displayed as well.

Business Meeting Topic - Nominating Committee, Paul Freemen Nominations deadline is tonight. Sign up for Envelope Exchange for March, April, May, Sign up to do envelopes at the Briscoe.

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February 2020 Mini Workshop

DESIGNING WITH DOODLES

Come have fun Designing With Doodles! It’s relaxing and helps with mindfulness. It has been said to benefit both mentally and physically. It’s supposed to lower blood pressure, and help with anxiety and depression.

It is great for insomnia. Try it before bedtime!

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This is a mindful, step-by-step doodling that can become amazing artwork.

It is also very relaxing. There are no mistakes, only opportunities for embellishment! What looks complicated, can be easily accomplished one step at a time.
SUPPLY LIST:
  • .01 size black Pigma Micron pen, or other fine line permanent black pen
  • pencil (regular #2 size will do, or a softer one will do too) No eraser needed!
  • stump or tortillion (found in the drawing dept. of craft or art store, and used for blending pencil marks) They are made of tightly compressed paper.
  • You might want to bring a little bit larger tip Pigma Micron Pen, for coloring in spaces a bit faster. (optional)
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OPTIONAL:
  • white gel pen (my preferred brand is Uniball Signo)
  • 3 ½ x 3 ½ square of black paper, if you want to try it with a white pen or white colored pencil
  • The white gel pens are for if you want to do a white doodle on black paper.
  • I will provide a worksheet, for learning and practicing the doodle designs. Then, I will have a 3 ½ x 3 ½ in. square of white Arches 90# hot press watercolor paper for you, to make a finished design. If you have extras, or other kinds of paper you want to try, including colored paper, bring it.
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There is a basic list of supplies for most SACG workshops. Check the Calendar for additional supplies required for specific workshops. If you need help understanding something on the list, ask an established member. They'll be happy to help!

Join Us!

The San Antonio Calligraphers’ Guild meets on the first Thursday of the month, September through June, at 7:00PM in the Parish Hall of Christ Episcopal Church, 510 Belknap Place. An “Early Bird” Program begins at 6:30PM followed by a business meeting and program. Membership in the Guild is open to all who are interested. The dues are $24.00 annually to cover the period from July 1st through June 30th of each year. Secondary memberships are $12.00 for each family members. Visitors are welcome and may attend two meetings before paying membership dues.

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