Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Next meeting details:

Saturday, April 8, 2023; 10 am
Saint Matthew Lutheran Church
800 N. New Road, Waco, Texas

Secret Pal Reveal

Wonder what’s under all those pretty wraps?  After 3 months of sending mail, delivering packages, and guessing, the time has come to find out who’s behind all those secrets.  The April program is devoted to revealing who’s been sending secrets to whom.

To the 10 people who are participating in this oh-so-fun exchange, please be sure to bring everything you have received, including the wrapping to show off and explain (empty candy wrappers OK!).  Also, be sure to create a “Thank you” card to give to the person who is responsible for the goodies sent to you.  You will have about three minutes to present the items you received.  For those who did not participate, enjoy the eye candy and wealth of ideas.  Everyone, enjoy the show! 

Monday, February 27, 2023

Next Meeting: Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 10 am

at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Waco, Texas

Decorative Lettering
Member Cindy Boney will present the morning program on developing your own Decorative Lettering exemplar. She will provide instruction on creating a "step-out" process of creating decorative letters, which is fun and easy for beginners as well as those with more advanced skills. She will provide samples for inspiration as well as an enlarged Times New Roman font for tracing. Please bring a pencil, micron or Sharpie pens, washi tape, and a ruler. Optional supplies include a broad-edge nib/parallel pen so you can use your own lettering style and/or colored markers for adding details.


Free Afternoon “Open Studio” idea from Suzi Ickles
Bring everything you will need.   No fee, no registration!
This year the guild has enjoyed a lot of excellent programs/workshops. How about working more on one of those after our March program? It’s an opportunity for you to continue work on a past program/workshop that really spoke to you. After Cindy’s program we can gather from 1 to 4 in the Fellowship Hall to continue our personal creative journey. You can work on what you want, but consider the previous topics this year: Watercolor for Calligraphy (Sarah Pick), Pointed Pen Lettering (Jennifer Mauricio), Pencil Lettering (Jeanne Dittmann), Bookbinding (Virginia Green), Blackletter (Jane Stanfield), Doodle Lettering (Roxanne Glaser), Versals (Debbie Dutton). It’s a time for you to get out your tools and supplies of your choice! Bring everything you need. Let’s revisit the things YOU want to do.  And the room is a delightful place to work!

We could sit in groups by topic based on our individual interests. Or not. If someone wants to peruse our fabulous library, they can. Or even redo or start their name tag. Or bring something started at home that needs some suggestions.

Since there is no “teaching,” there would be no fee for those to stay. No registration form. Bring a lunch or go out to eat. No deadline to get back. Let’s make it easy for all! We already have the church reserved that day so let’s try this opportunity.

Monday, January 30, 2023

Next meeting: Saturday, February 11, 2023

Saturday, February 11, 2023; 10:00 a.m.
Saint Matthew Lutheran Church, Waco, Texas

Next meeting:
Versals on Book Paper & Book Binding

Debbie Dutton from Houston will be our presenter for the February free morning program and paid afternoon bookbinding workshop. In the morning we will draw the versal letters, transfer them to book paper, paint, and turn it into a finished art piece.   In the afternoon we will create a bound book with gorgeous papers and buttons.


Morning Supply List:  
Watercolors or gouache
Watercolor brush, round & small
Water container
Gold and white UniBall gel pens
Light gray markers for shadows
Black waterproof fineliners
     (Micron 05)
Pointed pen and ink
Glue stick
Tracing paper or marker layout
Pencil and eraser
Light box or pad if you have one
                Debbie will provide a color handout and all papers. $2 supply fee day of the meeting.


($20 WCG fee + $12 supply fee = $32 total fee; nonmembers $47)

Afternoon workshop supply list:
Pencil, eraser
white pencil
2 big clips
X-Acto knife & cutting mat
Bookbinding awl
Debbie will provide: all papers, templates, floss, needles, beads, and handout for the $12 supply fee.

Online Registration Form for Debbie Dutton’s Buttonhole Book  
Please register by: Wed., Feb..  8th !

TO REGISTER:  Use this link for the Google form. No paper copy needed! 

Pay via PayPal at this link.   Select SEND, log into your account, enter the amount ($32 or $47) and add “Buttonhole Book workshop”, then complete the transaction. 

Thursday, December 29, 2022

Next meeting: Saturday, January 14, 2023; 10:00 a.m.

Drawn to Gratitude

with Roxanne Glaser, SuperDoodleGirl 

Calming the mind with breathing exercises and mindful doodling creates a space for the subconscious to settle into stillness and gratitude. The beauty of doodling as a mindfulness activity is that it is intuitive and simple to learn.
The Morning Program (free)
Learn the drawn to gratitude process using the phrase “Gratitude Creates Abundance.” In this 60-minute session, you will learn how to sketch your letters, create connections, and calm your mind. Due to the fast-paced nature of this session, we will all use the same phrase. Roxanne will provide a demonstration of how she adds color. 

The Afternoon Workshop ($20 for members; $35 for non-members)
Take your new skills to the next level as we explore drawn letters and doodles through several iterations. In this 3-hour workshop, you will learn how to layout words on the page, creatively connect letters and words, and use watercolors and pens for embellishment. Quiet your mind, connect your breath, and focus on the lines as you follow the movement of the pen and colors on your page. Feel your preferred creativity state gently quiet your inner critic.

Supplies to Bring:
Note: This technique can be completed with any simple markers and pens that you have on hand. She will be using the supplies listed in parenthesis that are from her Doodle Basics Kit from Marker Supply.

A couple of phrases you would like to letter
Mixed Media or Watercolor Paper (Canson XL Mixed
       Media Paper, 7”x10”)
Waterproof Black Markers/Pens (Identipen, Black
       Glaze Pens, Micron (05 and 01)
Embellishment Pens (Sparkle Pop Gel Pens, Posca
       Paint Pens, Gelly Roll Pens)
White Gel Pen (Uniball Signo UM 153)
Watercolors or Water-based Markers (Roxanne will
      demo Windsor Newton Dark Blue and Yellow
      Ochre Calligraphy Ink)
Ecoline Liquid Watercolors (337, 201, 552)
Tombow Markers

Online Registration Form for
Roxanne’s Drawn to Gratitude  
 Please register no later than: Wed., Jan.  11th !

TO REGISTER:  Use this link for the Google form. No paper copy needed! 

Pay via PayPal at this link.   Select SEND, log into your account, enter the amount ($20 or $35) and add “Drawn to Gratitude workshop”, then complete the transaction.