On February 1, our guild members began two weeks of volunteering at the Briscoe Museum of Western Art in conjunction with their Pony Express Love Letters event. Maggie and Leslie taught calligraphy for 4 hours, while Laura Herold addressed envelopes for the people who wanted to send Valentines. Other members volunteered right up until Valentine’s Day. The museum delivers the Valentines locally by Pony Express (i.e., volunteer bicylists) and snail mails the rest all over the world. Shown are some of the participants in the class and their artwork.
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.
Here are some photos from December’s Potluck. Members brought yummy food to share, donations for the Battered Women’s Shelter, and special artworks for the share table! Kimberly collected the gift cards for the teens at the Battered Women’s Shelter, as well as other gifts and clothing for the other residents there. Laura signed up participants for the annual decorated envelope exchange. A good time was had by all!