Thursday, May 27, 2021

Next meeting: Saturday, June 12, 2021

 

Back home, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church!

800 North New Road, Waco, Texas  10 am 

After 14 months away, the Waco Calligraphy Guild will be in our regular meeting place for the June meeting, thanks to the church board. Hallelujah! Social distancing will be observed with table placement; please bring and wear a mask. In addition to meeting in person, we will also plan a Zoom link for those who prefer to stay home or are out of town. The Zoom link will be emailed to all members the day before the meeting.


June program: Prayer flags

Prayer flags/banners have been around for thousands of years, but todays artists are putting their own spin on the ancient tradition. A growing number of people are using these small but meaningful flags as an outlet for expressing their hopes, and the design possibilities are endless. It essentially begins with an INTENTION that can be expressed in a meaningful word, phrase, or image. We will be creating two things:

As a group, we are creating a banner for St. Matthew Lutheran Church as a reuniting gift that can be hung in their foyer. Each person will write a WORD or MESSAGE OF GRATITUDE on one flag portion in the hand that they prefer. You can use markers, colored pencils, or watercolor.

Individually, you will use cardstock to begin creating the shape of your individual flag pieces. Lisa will have banner templates on hand for you to use. For your individual flag you are welcome to embellish your pieces as you wish and as time allows. Some prayer flags are made with fabric and can be placed outside on display in your garden! They bring added beauty to any environment.

If you have any questions prior to our gathering in June, please reach out and email Lisa at:  eyecre8@msn.com

Supplies Needed:
Card Stock/Scrapbooking Paper
Glue Stick and/or glue gun/gallery clips
Ruler or Straight Edge
Fabric Scraps torn into strips
String/Yarn/Jute
Scissors
One Hole Punch
Markers/Colored Pencils/Watercolors
Possible Optional Embellishments:  buttons, rubber stamps/ink, glitter pens, decorative ribbon, mini clothespins.


Thursday, April 29, 2021

Next meeting: May 8, 2021

 

May meeting in person!
9 am - 11 am

Since the April meeting in the park was so successful, we are meeting again in person for May, this time at Nexus Esports , 600 Columbus Avenue in downtown Waco. Though it is a gaming venue, it’s also perfect for us with big tables, lots of room, and a BIG screen for projecting. To accommodate their business, we will meet from 9 to 11 am. After the meeting we can stick around and have lunch at their Save Point Sandwich Shop; check out the great menu at  Save Point Sandwich Shop.

Faux calligraphy becomes very real on tag bookmarks  

Join Amy Taylor on May 8 for a lesson on Faux Calligraphy and the making of Scrappy Tag Bookmarks!  We will start off with some tips and tricks and variations on Faux Calligraphy with a few minutes for practice and experimentation.  Then we will create some layered, colorful, happy tag bookmarks!  Amy will walk you through the steps to construct your masterpiece, then we will use our Faux Calligraphy to embellish our tags with cheerful sentiments.  We can't wait to see you - it's going to be amazing to get to learn and share together!


Materials: DO NOT buy anything! There will be plenty of supplies to share.  If you have these items, please bring:

·        Scissors

·        Single hole punch

·        Glue stick

·        Ribbon/fabric strips for ties

·        MONOLINE lettering tool - Sharpie pen or Sakura Glaze pen are my two favorites!

·        Pencil and eraser if you're not comfortable just going for it on your lettering!

·        Scraps of fun paper - hand painted, scrapbook, or ephemera (old tickets, music paper, book paper)

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.