Thursday, July 1, 2021

July 2021 Scribnote


 

JULY 1, 2021 SCRIBNOTE

 A MESSAGE FROM THE GUILD PRESIDENT

 Things finally seem to be opening up and you can even go out without a mask some places. The virus is not gone and we must continue to be cautious. I think it's important to get vaccinated. The rest of the world continues to struggle with the virus, mainly because of the lack of availability of the vaccine.

We have continued with Zoom for our meetings and personally I find them very enjoyable. We are looking into having an in-person meeting for September at the church. Masks will be required for those who have not been vaccinated. We have talked about continuing the Zoom meetings as well, mid month and during the winter months. Everyone seems to be happy about that. There are a lot of benefits to having the meetings using Zoom, such as everyone gets a pretty good look at the show and tell items, also if you can't attend the meeting you can watch the recording and not miss anything! Not to mention the advantage during the winter months and to our few long distance members.

I continue to take classes on Zoom but not as many as I was. Over the past 3 months I have taken advanced spencerian with Harvest Crittenden, a couple of drawing classes with Jamie Morin, Celtic Knot with Cheryl Tefft, cookie decorating with Andrea Reno, bone script with Carol Dubosch

A short overview of our meetings:

April 3, 2021

Quote: "If you really want to do something, you will find a way. If you do not, you will find and excuse." - Jim Rohn

Things discussed - August Picnic ( August 7, 2021) Book Exchange. simple book, to get one, you must bring one. As we have done previously wrap the book and please include some of your own art work and/or calligraphy.

Book Project foe Maureen's family - We are in the completion stage - Angie West will bind the book and Ginny VanderHey and Pat West will add finishing touches and mail to Maureen's daughter and son.

Show and Tell for April

Angela Michielutti

Angela Michielutti

Angela Michielutti

Cartonnage by Angie West

Angie West

Angie West


Cards from Maureen Trubac


Gone but not forgotten Rosie and Maureen

Lindy Warner

Lindy Warner

Lindy Warner

Renee Tuveson


Ginny's Grilled Pizza

Food processor:

3 1/2 cups of flour

1/2 tsp of salt

Mix together:

1 1/4 cups of warm water

1 package of yeast

2 tablespoons of olive oil

1 teaspoon of sugar

Add wet ingredients to dry in food processor (I'm sure this can be done by hand) you may need to add a bit more flour if the dough is too thick. Put the dough into a bowl that you have added a tablespoon of oil to moisten. Let rise about an hour or so.

For the grill....I cut the dough into six pieces, flatten out and place on a pan sprinkled with corn meal.

We spray the grill with Pam or an Olive Oil spray, put the pieces of dough that have been patted down or rolled out, maybe about 6 inches, onto the grill. When the dough gets a nice grill mark, not dark, turn it over and working quickly, brush lightly with olive oil, put on the tomato sauce, cheese and whatever toppings you like. Let grill till chesses is a bit melted or the dough is crispy and has a grill mark on the bottom. If it starts to get too cooked transfer to the top shelf on the grill so you don't burn them. Enjoy!

Ginny

 

May 1, 2021 Meeting

Quote: "A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others." - Salvador Dali

Special treat pictures of Maureen's Book, created by the members of MCG.



Book 1

Book 2



Title Page



Pat West

Renee Tuveson

Rose kopec

Sharon Esmont

Susan Kavanaugh

Judy Theurel

Laura Fuderer

Laurie Heyden

Angela Michielutti

Angie West

Anna Schlemma

Barbara Fedder

Barbara Walsh

Ginny VanderHey

Colophon Angie West





June 5, 2021 Meeting

Quote: "Success is a worn down pencil." Robert Ronschenberg

Anna Schlemma did a demo of her miniature paintings and the creative juices were flowing. Lots of tips and hints using gouache, water color, markers, colored pencils stencils, cutouts and ephemera. and to quote Judy Theurel. " Our lovely Anna Schlemma lead us in miniature painting. Several of us participated right along with her. She made it look sooooo easy....and it was! Not only did she demonstrate how to do these mini paintings, but she gave us lots of ideas to embellish them and how to make them uniquely ours. She suggested several small keepsakes that we could use to make our paintings special. There are not enough words to describe how much fun this demonstration was. Thank you, Anna !!!!"


Discussed: Picnic - we will determine at the next meeting if we will bring our own lunch or do a pot luck as usual. 
 July is the month we pay our guild dues  and Angie West suggested that we skip dues this year and everyone agreed this would be a great idea. We will still need to update all member information.
 Angie was asked about scheduling a marbling play date with the guild and Angie was receptive to the idea just need to figure out a date and place (probably at the church)
 Our dear friend and member Linda Elder will be relocating to California, we will all miss her and will make sure to invite her to our zoom meetings in the future. 

June Show and Tell

Thank you from Kris Trubac

Thank you from Kris Trubac

Angie West

Angie West

Angie West

Angie West

Angie West

Angie West

Ginny VanderHey

Judy Theurel

Judy Theurel

Renee Tuveson



CALENDAR

July 10: Regular Meeting via Zoom

August 7: Annual Picnic/ Book exchange 

September 11 : Labor Day is Sept. 6

October 2:

November 6:

December 4:

 

THINGS OF INTEREST

Lessons Online

Kestrel Montes - https://www.inkmethis.com/

Younghae Chung - https://www.logoscalligraphy.com/home

Cheryl Tefft - https://www.facebook.com/Calligraphics1

Harvest Crittenden - https://www.acornartsclassroom.org/

Carol Dubosch - https://www.caroldubosch.com/

Barbara Close - http://www.barbclose.com/

Heather Held - https://heathervictoriaheld.com/

 

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Amity Parks - March 17-18-19, 2022

 

 

P.O. BOX IN SOUTH BEND

Due to a lack of much mail at our Post Office box in South Bend we have suspended any mail sent to that address. If you have anything to send to the Michiana Calligraphy Guild, please send to Laurie Heyden, 18292 Courtland Dr., South Bend, Indiana 46637 or Renee Tuveson, 928 Finch Dr., South Bend, Indiana 46614.

 

 

POLICY FOR MCG

Our workshops seem to have people sign up and then decide not to attend. We have been very generous in returning monies paid for the workshop if someone decides not to attend at the last minute, but we are going to have a change in this policy. There will be a nominal fee if you drop out of a workshop. If there would be an emergency, for instance the birth of a grandchild, illness, etc., then the board will take this under advisement to decide on a course of action regarding a refund. Also, if the workshop is filled, and there is someone to take your place, that would also qualify for a refund. So please, if you want to sign up foe the workshop, make sure that you put that date on your calendar as a commitment. We have a small calligraphy group and we struggle to fill workshops at times. We need all of you to attend as many as possible so that we can continue to have quality instructors.

 

ARE YOU ON FACEBOOK?

If so, look up your favorite calligraphers, because they are on Facebook also. I like to look at Barbara Blose, Reggie Ezell, Julian Waters, John Stevens, Rachel Yallop, Pendragons, Capital City Scribes, Yukimi Annand, etc.. There are lots of beautiful

 

 

AMERICAN FRAME

Just a reminder that if you order from American Frame, please mention MCG, and  they will give us a small stipend.

 

 

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP

Annual dues of $15 are due at the July meeting. Our annual dues have not changed in many years and are put to good use for supplies for our Make It/Take It at meetings and our annual raffle in August, and in December our donation to local charities. Please remember to bring your dues to the July meeting or send to Laurie Heyden, our treasurer at 18292 Courtland Dr., South Bend, Indiana 46637.

 

OFFICIERS

 Renee Tuveson, President and Blog,  rtuveson@hotmail.com

Laurie Heyden, Treasurer, silverbird323@jahoo.com

Judy Theurel, Secretary, judy@theurel.com

Sharon Esmont, Study Group sesmont@aol.com

 

 





Thursday, April 1, 2021


APRIL 1, 2021 SCRIBNOTE

 

A MESSAGE FROM THE GUILD PRESIDENT

My email was hacked! I have had the hotmail email for twenty years and it was attached to everything! What a nightmare! I made a list – tried going through it item by item and still I missed things and would wake up in the middle of the night remembering something I missed. Didn’t realize how many groups and organizations I belonged to! How much trouble it was changing everything to the new email. The last couple of months I felt like a hostage to my computer. I am a pretty careful person, I don’t click on any links sent to my email, USUALLY. But this one was so authentic looking and it was from my email provider; or so I thought. With in a half hour my husband received an email from me stating I was sick and needed groceries and I could no longer receive any emails. So be careful out there, my hacker was listed as being from Nigeria.

 Amid all the chaos I still am addicted to Zoom classes. I signed up for a dozen classes in the past 3 months. Heather Held, Suzanne Cunningham, Barbara Close, Harvest Crittenden, Jen Sweeney and Laurie Doctor to name a few. The latest with Mike Kecseg on his pointed blackletter and pointed uncial. I keep telling myself to slow down and then I see a new class and I am lost.

On February 26 our guild lost one of our members, Maureen Trubac a dear and very talented woman passed away. There is no one as friendly or as generous as Maureen, she will be missed by all of us. 

Anyway onward and upward!


                                          January 2, 2021 Meeting:

Normally we do not have meetings in January but since we are mostly housebound and using Zoom we decided to do it.

QUOTE: Do more that belong; participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe; practice. Do more than be fair; be kind. Do more than forgive; forget. Do more than dream; work.  – William Arthur Ward

 We set up a few demos, discussed group projects for the coming year such as our August Picnic and Christmas exchanges.

 Show and Tell always a treasure of inspiration for all.


Angela Michielutti

  • Book by Anna Schlemma

Book by Anna Schlemma





                                        Book by Juergan Vercaemst purchased by Linda Elder



Judy Theurels Chalk Board


                                                  February 6, 2021 Meeting

QUOTE: Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy; to follow but not to imitate; to praise but not to flatter; and to lead but not manipulate – William Arthur Ward.

Amity Parks workshop is on hold, we may to it virtually, Ginny is looking into this and will let us know.

Excitement for the guild, Ginny VanderHey, Anna Schlemma and Pat West had work featured in an article in Letter Arts Review #34.4!

I did a demo with the wedge brush, using the technique taught by Jen Sweeney. I made my Christmas cards this past year using Jen’s technique.

Show and tell!


Birthday Card by Angela Michielutti

Angela Michielutti

Angela Michielutti

Birthday Cards sent to Angela


Book and Marbled Paper by Angie West


Angie West

Bool and Marbled Paper by Angie West

Angie West

Book by Anna Schlemma

Anna Schlemma

Anna Schlemma



Ginny VanderHey

Ginny VanderHey


Ginny VanderHey

Ginny VanderHey



Judy Theurel

Judy Theurel

Judy Theurel



Pat West


Pat West

 

Pat West


Pat West


Pat West

Rose Kopec

Rose Kopec

Rose Kopec

Rose Kopec


Renee Tuveson

Renee Tuveson

Renee Tuveson

Renee Tuveson

Renee Tuveson

Renee Tuveson



                                                     March 6, 2021

QUOTE: “Honor the friendship that allows you to pick up from where you last left off, regardless of how long it’s been since you connected. The friendships that survive hiatuses, silences and space, those are the connections that never die”. – Billy Chapata

We lost a dear and treasured member, Maureen Trubac. She was a very talented and generous artist. Maureen, was a long time member and much loved by all.

We welcomed back to our little group Barbara Fedder, so wonderful to have you back Barbara!

Angie West gave us a wonderful demo on Suminigashi marbling. Bad news is that with all the chaos in her day Renee accidentally deleted the video. Those of us in attendance had a wonderful time, unfortunately I was not able to share this.

Show and tell.

 

Angela Michielutti

Angela Michielutti

Angela Michielutti

Angela Michielutti


Angie West

Angie West


Angie West


Laura Fuderer

Laura Fuderer


Birthday cards received by Diane Collins

Laurie Heyden

Laurie Heyden


Rose Kopec

Rose kopec

Rose Kopec

Rose  Kopec

Rose Kopec


Renee Tuveson

Renee Tuveson

Renee Tuveson





Renee Tuveson



                                                MAUREEN TRUBAC

The Art of Maureen Trubac


Most of you know that I was born in New Jersey and moved to Elkhart, Indiana in 1974 with a three year old and an eight month old when my husband accepted a position with Miles Laboratories. We didn’t have a single family member within 650 miles, but two young children and a dog kept me busy. I cooked, cleaned, sewed, and drove the girls back and forth over the years.

 Around 1994 I took a class in calligraphy at the Elkhart Career Center which opened up a whole new world of art to me. Soon after that, I joined the Michiana Calligraphy Guild and continued to take classes with Anne Binder, Karen Pilzer, Alice Hoover, and more. It was in Alice’s class one weekend that I heard someone talking behind me and recognized that pure New York accent. I turned around and there was Maureen Trubac, and we chatted briefly about our time on the East Coast. Her husband, Ed, was a professor at Notre Dame University and they had been living in Granger since the early 70’s.

 Maureen and I took workshops with the guild after that and in 2000 we both took the year-long Reggie Ezell class at the South Bend Art Museum. Maureen was a lefty, which made calligraphy for her a bit harder, but her work was beautiful. After the Reggie class, a study group was started and we met twice a month. Maureen and I were both officers for several years in our guild and worked well together, which gave us more time to chat. Somewhere along the line, Anna Schlemma, Maureen and I would get together at one of our homes to work on calligraphy, share books or just chat. We called these our “Art Play Days”. It would be like a make it/take day with various techniques we wanted to share with one another.

Art of Maureen Trubac


 Pat West joined us a few years later when she retired from working at Bayer. Pat remembers meeting Maureen at the Reggie class and that she would give great care and thought to her planned-out process and learned a lot from her. When Pat’s husband Don passed away, Maureen and Ed came to Don’s viewing and Pat was very surprised and honored to see them there. Pat always enjoyed Maureen’s critiquing which was always done in a positive and supportive was. Maureen had art training and also taught classes at Notre Dame.

 I remember going to Maureen’s house so she could help me with drawing, which I really wanted to do but my brain would not cooperate with. She was generous with her time, supplies, and knowledge. When she and Ed moved to St. Mary’s after Ed’s health was declining, I helped her sort through some of her calligraphy supplies and was fortunate to receive some of her paper, paints, and books. I loved sitting next to Maureen at workshops to glean her knowledge of color, which I did not have but knew that she could suggest things to me and I would put them into action.

Cards from Maureen

 Maureen was a dear friend and I am close to tears as I write this. I remember clearly on the day I read Facebook to learn of Maureen’s passing when her daughter Corinne wrote on Maureen’s page. I was shocked and saddened; I couldn’t talk to anyone about it all day. I miss you more than words can say, Maureen and hope that you and Ed are happy in Heaven’s paradise. When I am in my art room, I can always find you in books, cards, and broadsides that you gave to me along with the beautiful watercolor Kingfisher that you painted for my home in Florida that I see every day as I walk to my bedroom. Thank you for all the love and encouragement that you gave to me and to others and for that I will always be grateful and blessed.

Rosie Kelley and Maureen


 Ginny VanderHey

3/30/2021

 

 CALENDAR

 

April 3: Show your Workspace

May 1: Your favorite tool

June 5:

July 10:

August 7:

September 11 : Labor Day is Sept. 6

October 2:

November 6:

December 4:

 

                                        THINGS OF INTEREST

These are websites from a previous post that I thought would be nice to re-run.

Heather Held - https://heathervictoriaheld.com/

Maria Helena Hoksch - https://calligraphybymariahelena.com/

European Pointed Pen Collective - https://www.pointedpencollective.com/

Harvest Crittenden – Acorn Arts - https://acornartsclasses.org/

Nina Tran - http://anintran.com/

Gemma Black- http://www.gemmablack.com/

Ardington Academy -  https://www.ardingtonacademy.com/#/

Yukimi Annand - https://yukimiannand.com/

Yukimi’s website is currently under construction , but you can see some of her work.

Pen Dragons - https://www.pendragonscalligraphy.org/

Carol DuBosch - https://www.caroldubosch.com/

Joy Daniels - http://joydanielscalligraphy.co.uk/

Rachel Yallop - http://www.rachelyallop.co.uk/

NOTE: I received a very nice note from Ms LouAnne Taylor regarding her student that one of her students, Amelia found this link and thought it would be useful. So I am adding it to our list. Thank you so much. One of our main goals is to encourage others to enjoy our art, so here it is and thank you so much! This link is especially great for beginners!

https://www.cartridgesave.co.uk/news/calligraphy/



UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

To Be Determined

                                                 P.O. BOX IN SOUTH BEND

Due to a lack of much mail at our Post Office box in South Bend we have suspended any mail sent to that address. If you have anything to send to the Michiana Calligraphy Guild, please send to Laurie Heyden, 18292 Courtland Dr., South Bend, Indiana 46637 or Renee Tuveson, 928 Finch Dr., South Bend, Indiana 46614.

 

 

                                POLICY FOR MCG

Our workshops seem to have people sign up and then decide not to attend. We have been very generous in returning monies paid for the workshop if someone decides not to attend at the last minute, but we are going to have a change in this policy. There will be a nominal fee if you drop out of a workshop. If there would be an emergency, for instance the birth of a grandchild, illness, etc., then the board will take this under advisement to decide on a course of action regarding a refund. Also, if the workshop is filled, and there is someone to take your place, that would also qualify for a refund. So please, if you want to sign up foe the workshop, make sure that you put that date on your calendar as a commitment. We have a small calligraphy group and we struggle to fill workshops at times. We need all of you to attend as many as possible so that we can continue to have quality instructors.

 

                            ARE YOU ON FACEBOOK?

If so, look up your favorite calligraphers, because they are on Facebook also. I like to look at Barbara Blose, Reggie Ezell, Julian Waters, John Stevens, Rachel Yallop, Pendragons, Capital City Scribes, Yukimi Annand, etc.. There are lots of beautiful

 

 

AMERICAN FRAME

Just a reminder that if you order from American Frame, please mention MCG, and  they will give us a small stipend.

                                ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP

Annual dues of $15 are due at the July meeting. Our annual dues have not changed in many years and are put to good use for supplies for our Make It/Take It at meetings and our annual raffle in August, and in December our donation to local charities. Please remember to bring your dues to the July meeting or send to Laurie Heyden, our treasurer at 18292 Courtland Dr., South Bend, Indiana 46637.

 

OFFICIERS

Renee Tuveson, President and Blog,  reneetuveson@gmail.com        

Marty Mitchell, Vice President,  martyjmm@gmail.com

Laurie Heyden, Treasurer, silverbird323@jahoo.com

Judy Theurel, Secretary, judy@theurel.com

Sharon Esmont, Study Group sesmont@aol.com