Thursday, April 1, 2021

Next meeting: April 10, 2021 IN-PERSON!


 April Program:

Snail-Mailathon!

BIGGEST NEWS: After a year of Zooming due to COVID-19, this is our first in-person meeting!  For the health and safety of our members, masks and social distancing are still encouraged.

PROGRAM:  For the past two months 16 guild members have been creating and making cards and envelopes to exchange via snail mail, in lieu of our annual Secret Pal exchange. Lots of beautiful envelopes and artwork are now circulating around the Waco area. Each participant should bring what they have received in a shoe box. Each maker will spend a few minutes to describe their creation. All of us will enjoy seeing the fun ideas and eye candy.  

FREEBIE TABLE: If you have anything calligraphy-related to share, bring it for our GIVE & TAKE area.

We ask everyone bring a lawn chair for seating. Also bring a sack lunch if you wish to stay after the meeting for some visiting and plein air (French for “outdoors”) painting/drawing/lettering with your own art supplies.

Monday, March 1, 2021

Next meeting: Saturday, March 13, 2021

 via Zoom 10:00 a.m.


Some organizing 
and some lettering!

For our March program Roxanne Glaser will take us on a tour of all the fun art places in her home. For her, they are places to honor her creativity and make creating easily accessible. Her studio tour will include her office, a closet with her supplies, and her main creative center tucked into a corner of her living room. She has ideas for organizing that could help all of us. Roxanne did a complete reorganization of her tools and supplies during the winter holidays and has some great ideas for easy storage to show us.

After the tour, she will delight us with talking us through her creation process. We will have the option to follow along as she demonstrates how she creates one of her #100dayproject definition pages (that you might have seen in triple time on Instagram). Have some watercolor paper (or a sketchbook) and several Tombow and Glaze pens (or others of your choice!) to create along with her. You can view her posts or follow her at @superdoodlegirl.

Vicki will send out the Zoom link to members the week before the meeting. 

Monday, February 1, 2021

Next meeting: February 13, 2021

 via Zoom 1:00 p.m. (note time change!)


Secret Pal Reveal!   

Finally, the 15 members who signed up for the Secret Pal Exchange last January 2020 will find out who left them packages at the February and March meetings and sent them happy mail.  Then a worldwide pandemic changed our worlds and social lives for a year, so far. We were not able to meet in person in April (or since then) to do our usual reveal.  

For the reveal Cindy Boney will present a PowerPoint of photos that each participating member sent of their goodies. For the program we will each describe our reactions to all the fun stuff and find out who our mystery person was. Since we probably already have our “thank you card” ready, you can now address it and drop it in the mail. Even if you did not participate this past year, please attend as we always see wonderful eye candy and hear funny stories.

Vicki will send out the Zoom link the week before the meeting.

NOTE: The meeting for February only is delayed until 1 pm to allow members to attend the morning funeral of Cheri Coulon’s husband Danny, who passed away on January 26th.

Friday, January 1, 2021

 Next meeting:
Saturday, January 9, 2021
10 am via Zoom



January Program:  Transferring Letters

For January program, Suzi Ickles will lead us through the process of how to transfer letters, or even artwork, to another surface. You will need a sheet of preprinted letters as a source to trace. You may go to Pinterest (samples are on Suzi’s Pinterest board: Lettering how-to), Google, or even a book to find your own; print it out on a full sheet of paper. We will work on spacing and lining up the letters. Remember that tracing is a good way to learn to draw your own freehand letters, too!  And then there will be some ideas of how to finish them on the final sheet. Plus, Cindy Boney will give us a tour of her studio and storage solutions.

Supplies:

·     your sheet of printed letters

·     paper or an envelope

·     tracing paper

·     #2 pencil and eraser

·     ruler

·     fine tip color marker

·     stylus

·     whatever coloring supplies you wish!