Thursday, July 1, 2021

July 2021 Scribnote




 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!



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


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:



Lessons Online

Kestrel Montes -

Younghae Chung -

Cheryl Tefft -

Harvest Crittenden -

Carol Dubosch -

Barbara Close -

Heather Held -



Amity Parks - March 17-18-19, 2022




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.




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.



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




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




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.



 Renee Tuveson, President and Blog,

Laurie Heyden, Treasurer,

Judy Theurel, Secretary,

Sharon Esmont, Study Group