Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Next Meeting:
Saturday, April 11, 2020; 10 am
via ZOOM!

Virtual Meeting, i.e., social distancing!

The coronavirus pandemic is changing our lives. Our April in-person meeting is cancelled for two reasons. First, McLennan County has issued an order that no more than 10 people can gather in person, and second, St. Matthew Lutheran Church is closed for now. However, a way around that is TO MEET electronically in front of our devices (desktop, tablet, phone, etc.) via the ZOOM platform. We will be able to see your smiling face and say hello to each other!

Vicki will send out details to all members via email early next week. We will also schedule a "practice" Zoom session the evening before for those who are not familiar with it. Don't worry; it's easy.

Word of the Month: SUBTLE is still on!
Secret Pal reveal delayed until May

The newsletter is in process and will be published later this week. Many more details will be included in the newsletter.

This is NOT an April Fool's joke... unfortunately! 

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Next meeting:
Saturday, March 14, 2020
10 am St. Matthew Lutheran Church,
Waco, Texas

Learn Peter Thornton's Button Alphabet
Come to the March meeting to learn Button Lettering as well as parallel pen tips! This lettering style was invented by Peter Thornton. Louie Lemoine used it (with his permission) and Bonnie Houser (with the San Antonio guild) took the class. Bonnie generously shared it with us at the Southwest Calligraphy conference. Christy Town thought it would be a great program for us to have some fun with.  

Supply list:  

  • liquid watercolors like Ecoline, Hydrus watercolors, or liquid sumi
  • parallel pen with or w/o ink; size 6.0 mm or 3.8 mm (can be ordered through MC Art Supplies)
  • marker paper by Canson, or any smooth blank paper
  • a few favorite words or short quotes 
  • two water cups
  • paper towels 
  • dinky dips or small containers for mixing colors
  • colored pencils 
  • light pad, light box, or iPad (optional) 

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Next meeting:
Saturday, February 8, 2020
10 am
St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Waco, TX

Repoussage: Embossing metal!

Repoussage is a metalworking technique of ancient origin used by most early civilizations, in which a malleable metal is ornamented or shaped by working from the reverse side.  The word repouss√© is French, meaning “pushed up,” derived from the Latin pulsare, “to push forward.” Intricate designs and lettering can be wrought on pliable metal, such as silver and copper, using this technique. Jo Anne Norwood will teach us this skill. Come see how you can adapt this to your lettering.

Pencil, eraser
12” metal ruler
Scissors or X-acto knife
Masking tape
Tracing paper
Hard surface board – glass, Plexiglas, or cutting mat
Stylus, liner/outliners that you may have, even a small metal crochet hook

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Next meeting:
Saturday, January 11, 2020
10 am
St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Waco, TX

Time with the Saint John’s Bible

Our program for January will be a special presentation and time to peruse the Baylor University Libraries Heritage Edition of the St. John’s Bible. We will have three volumes on display — there will be a brief presentation about the project and then time for everyone to get a close look at the artistry.

No need to bring anything for the program this month.