Our Annual Calligraphy Exchange took place on August 8 and was very well attended. We had plenty of time to visit and catch up toward the end of this long, hot summer. There was lots of eye candy, including some felted art by Brian Zampier and some hand made books by Deborah Hartigan, some lovely papers made by Bonnie Davis, and, of course, the great selection of supplies and papers brought by Herweck’s, thanks to Dina and An. Several Secret Pal gifts were delivered. Laura Herold brought her button maker and everyone who wanted to had an opportunity to make a button of their own – great hands on fun! Memberships were renewed (that’s a hint to anyone who has not yet done so). The Amity Parks workshop filled up (but there is a waiting list if you are still interested). And a wonderful time was had by all!
Images are from our Summer Potluck and envelope exchange, everyone ate well and had a lot of fun!
At this month’s meeting, our speaker, Pamela Paulsrud, did a fabulous presentation. The title of her presentation was Trees Speak in Whispers. She was also the instructor for the weekend’s major workshop.
During our meeting, we also had our announcements of the Paul Freeman Award winners. Each nominee received a lovely calligrapher scroll.
Our members enjoy the share table. The framed piece is a sample of the May Mini class. It will be making “inches”; small 1” square pieces of tiny art, put together, to make a larger piece. This framed Inchie piece was done by Lynn Rothe.
This month’s meeting was movie night, the Guild was treated to a showing of “Gold Beaters” where we learned the process of creating gold for use in art. Our Early Bird was led by Maggie Gillikin who talked about 23 carat gold gilding and gave examples of gilding with various member’s artwork. During our Meeting, before the movie, Laura herold reported on our spring exhibit at Carver Center with reception on May 1, the deadline for getting work to Laura is April 28.
March’s General Meeting was a display of Oriental books, Art, and a Painting Demo with Maggie Gillikin. During the early bird, Maggie demonstrated gyotaku and showed Japanese Sendai dolls.
She demonstrated the strokes for writing Japanese, handouts and rice paper were provided for all to learn some Japanese writing. There was even a display of a Japanese fish kite!