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.


·     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!

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Party Time!

 Saturday, December 12, 2020
10 am via Zoom

In our annual tradition, instead of a meeting we will party in December!  Vicki will send out details and the Zoom link in an email to all members later this week.  Secret Santas will be reveled and we will draw for lots of good prizes. Even if you are not a Secret Santa, plan to attend to be eligible for the door prizes. Dress up for the holidays and bring your own eggnog (or other beverage); let's celebrate!

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Next Meeting: November 14, 2020 Zoom, 10 am


More fun lettering with Angie! 

Join us as Angie Vangalis explores decorating letters with a smorgasbord of pens and markers using her Giving Thanks alphabet.  She will be demonstrating a variety of tools listed below. You may use what you have at home, or if you wish you can order some new supplies through the Texas Lettering Arts Council (TXLAC), the sponsor of the 2021 international calligraphy conference Legacies III. Details on ordering are below. Deadline to order is November 6th for delivery by the November 14 meeting. Orders for your Secret Santa or holiday gifts may be placed after that date.

Angie is also looking forward to sharing her studio space with everyone at the meeting. Vicki will send Zoom link a few days before the meeting.

Supplies: (bold items are needed, others are optional)

- 2 or 3 print outs of guidelines and exemplar (handout PDFs will be sent with Zoom link email)
- Sakura Glaze pen (black) or Permanent waterproof pen like Pigma Micron 05.
- Tracing or Marker Layout paper for placing on top of Guidelines.
- 2 paper clips
- Elegant Writer black calligraphy pen any size
- Gelly Roll Metallic gel pens
- Moonlight opaque gel pens
- Zig Bullet/Dot Markers
- Zig Scroll & Brush Marker
- #2 paint brush and a small pot of water – OR
- Water brush - small/medium tip
- Paper towel - cut into 2 halves

TO PURCHASE Art Supplies: Click here for a list of supplies. This PDF contains photos and descriptions - but will not add totals. Just copy and paste the items and quantities into an email to Please order by November 6th if you would like your order delivered by the November 14th meeting.  The following file is only compatible with Apple IOS; it will add up your order.

TO ORDER: List desired items in an email or send this completed form to  Please include your name, email, phone and shipping address. Pricing includes tax. Shipping is flat rate $5. You will receive confirmation invoice/email on the status of your order and to pay from. Items will be shipped within a day (if we have them in stock) or up to 2 weeks not in stock.

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Sunday, October 4, 2020

 Next meeting:

Saturday, October 10,2020
via Zoom, 10 am

Tool time!

October's program will be "Tool Time" with an InkTober theme: black and white. Several of our members will share their favorite lettering tools, a quick demo and/or tip, and shopping information. For more on the InkTober lettering challenge, see the article on page 5 of this newsletter.

Our meeting will again be on your computer or device at home by clicking the link for Zoom. Vicki will send out the link via email to our members a few days before the meeting. Hope to see YOU there!