Wednesday, July 6, 2022

July 2022 Scribnote


JULY 2022

A MESSAGE FROM THE GUILD PRESIDENT

 It has been a busy year and I can't believe it is already July! So sorry for this late posting - but as they say Life Happens! 

I have been taking many classes, is there a group for those addicted to zoom classes? Last February I signed up for "Introduction to Geometic Art" with Clarissa Grandi in the UK. I have always loved geometric art but am not a math person. Clarissa is a math teacher, but she removed much of the math and we just were able to follow her instructions and I am hooked! I can even reverse engineer simple designs and create them. I stress the "simple", though my way of doing something and the correct way are totally different!

A design I reverse engineered

I have really enjoyed her classes and am signed up for more. 


APRIL 9, 2022 Meeting

Quote: "The letters don't get their delight,when done in haste and discomfort, nor merely done with diligence and pain, but first when they are created with love and passion." - Giambattista Bodini (1740) - came from a family of engravers and himself created over 300 typefaces. Quote compliments of Anna.

Discussed: In person meetings, still watching the Covid numbers and it is still out there. Another booster is planned but most have not received it yet. Picnic in August will be at Ginny's house as in the past. Last year we were there were only 6 of us and we were on the screened in porch. Also discussed Skillshare as several members also belong and enjoy skillshare. 

Our project for this month was to share our favorite tools as this is a favorite and we have done it before.  

A quick rundown of the tool are as follows:

Anna – Vintage Page Design Wood Punching Cradle (Susan made one herself and has

sent everyone the instructions). Also, Anna enjoys the Caran D’Arche Nip Holder.

Ginny – Oblique Nip Holder and 3 types of pencils. She uses pencils all the time.

Judy – Pilot Eno Colored Mechanical Pencils and a Johnson Level & Tool 9250 Laser

Mouse .

Kristy – Sparkle Pop Pens

Laura – Sakura Micron Pens

Marty – WC Blending Solution & Gouache (Solutiona according to Renee’s

typo—sounds more exotic)

Pat – Score Board

Rose – Brody Pen and wedge brush

Renee – Sakura Gel Pens & Staedtler Mars 522 Compass

Tina – EZA small sized pen & a folded pen that she made

Other Favorites that we discussed - Faber Castell pencils, Repesco Mechanical Twist

Pencil Sharpener, Signo White Gel Pens,


 MAY 7,2022 Meeting

 Quote: "The gratification comes in the doing not in the results." - James Dean . Quote compliments of Ginny

Discussed: Our sister group "Pen Dragons" had their first hybrid meeting, that is both using zoom and in person. It was fun and interesting but they see that they will need to spend some money for it to be a really useful way to go. Our guild is much smaller then Pen Dragons and we may try a hybrid meeting in the future as Angie W volunteered to help. 

Traci V gave us a demo of Padlet and we will give it a try. Padlet is a fairly simple way to share your work and ideas to the group while not using regular social media.

Our project for this month was to do color charts using watercolor pencils. What fun this was, we really enjoyed everyone's samples.



















JUNE 4, 2022 Meeting

Quote: "Art is the one place we all turn to for solace." - Carrie Mae Weems. Quote compliments of Ginny.

Discussed: Again we discussed in person meetings, the "OWL" is a devise that sets in the center of a group and rotates toward anyone who speaks. This is apparently the best thing to use but the cost is approximately $1,000, and this is beyond our means. We will continue to research this.

We now have a new treasurer! Thank you Angie W for taking over, Laurie H has retired though she will continue to be a member. 

Dues are due in July! Membership forms will be sent out via email, please fill out and mail with your check. 

Our project this month was to do a single letter, using our watercolor pencils to illuminate.


 

Traci

Traci

Renee

Laura

Judy

Ginny

 

CALENDAR for 2022

July 2: 

August 6:

September 10 : Labor Day is Sept. 5

October 1: Free Class with Suzie Beringer "DIRDS"

November 5:

December 3:

 

THINGS OF INTEREST

https://www.pendragonscalligraphy.org/


 PADLET LINK

 

Just hold camera over this link, do not take a picture. It will take you to padlet

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

October 1, 2022

Announcement from the Board

The Board of the MCG is excited to announce a free class to the members.  The class will be “Dirds” by Suzie Beringer on October 1, 9:00 to 11:00 am with a second session from 1:00 – 3:00 pm on the same day.  

Think about having a quick lunch and some working time between sessions.

Live session limited to the first 30 new or renewing members this year.  Memberships are due July 1 every year.

The class will be available for viewing for another month.  Please contact Angie or Ginny with questions.

I found Suzie on Instagram and am wowed with her breath.  She was supposed to teach at the calligraphy conference that was cancelled this summer and we are lucky to be able to book her.  

Angie

These little quirky calligraphic birds were developed by Suzie Beringer as another way to use our lettering skills - but they are so much fun to make….flapping wings, bases on springs etc…..also, they make great gifts. There are many ways to display them which is part of the fun….the possibilities are endless.


 



Suzie’s Bio

Suzie Beringer is a lettering artist who makes her home in the Pacific Northwest. With a degree in commercial art with a life-time passion for calligraphy and mark making, she is constantly exploring new possibilities and pushing herself creatively. Her work has been published in Letter Arts Review as well as other publications. As a teacher she loves to share her passion for mark making and design with others. As an artist Suzie loves the challenge and discovery that lettering on different surfaces brings. It has been said, that if something around her doesn't move quickly enough it may end up with letters on it! You can see more of her work on Instagram: penstrokedesignstudio

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

Angie West, Treasurer, angie360985@gmail.com

Judy Theurel, Secretary, judy@theurel.com

Sharon Esmont, Study Group sesmont@aol.com

 

 

Monday, April 4, 2022

APRIL 2022 SCRIBNOTE


 APRIL 1, 2022

A MESSAGE FROM THE GUILD PRESIDENT

 Things are looking up regarding Covid, though it is still very much out there. Still reporting new cases but we seem to have it under better control. We must continue to use our common sense when going out in public.

I have once again indulged myself in taking many (to many?) classes. Some of you may think I never stopped, but I did slow way down. I have taken quite a few one time only classes and do enjoy those, as they usually only involve a couple of hours and you are done. I will write more about my classes at a future date - too busy to share now

At our April 9, 2022 we will discuss perhaps meeting in person once again. Many of our members enjoy the ability to Zoom and we will try to incorporate this into our general meetings. 

January 8, 2022 Meeting

Quote: "Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more so that we may fear less." - Marie Curie

15 members attended this Zoom meeting.

 Amity Parks in person workshop has been canceled due to the uncertainty of Covid. We felt it was unfair to expect Amity to travel and expose herself unduly to Covid and also unfair to hold on to member money any longer. We still hope to have Amity at some time in the future.

I once again did a demo on the mandalas that I demo'ed last September (at an in-person meeting) and this time we were able to include some of our Michigan members that could not attend that meeting. I used the Helix #12091 6" 360 degree protractor to make the circles. Everyone seemed to enjoy this demo.

 Show and Tell which is always a fun time for all and full of inspiration.

Ginny VanderHey
Ginny Vander Hey

Quilt by Ginny VanderHey

Laura Fuderer

Laura Fuderer

Laura Fuderer

Laura Fuderer

Angela Michielutti

Judy Theurel


February 5, 2022 Meeting

Quote: "The artist begins with a vision - a creative operation requiring effort. Creativity takes courage. _ Henry Matisse   (thank you Ginny for this quote!

14 Members attended this Zoom meeting.

Demonstration: Judy showed a trick for coloring black and white ribbon for special uses and also did a demo on alcohol inks. Great fun and inspiration. 

Show and Tell - We had 43 slides of fun and inspiration from members.

Anna Schlemma

Anna Schlemma

Rose Kopec



Ginny VanderHey

Ginny VanderHey


Marty Mitchell

Pat West

Pat West

Pat West

Laura Fuderer

Judy Theurel

Judy Theurel

Judy Theurel

Judy Theurel

Judy Theurel

Traci VanProoyen

Traci VanProoyen

Traci VanProoyen


March 5, 2022 Meeting

Quote: "It is the artists business to create sunshine when the sun fails." Romain Rolland (Thanks to Ginny for this quote)

13 Members present for this Zoom Meeting

Discussion: Back by popular demand we will hold our "2nd Annual Members Favorite Tools" for our April Meeting. We are requesting that you send a photo and please include a link if you purchased online. Include style number and store if purchased locally. Please send a few days prior to our April 9th Meeting so that I can get the power point ready Please limit to 2 tools. 

Unplanned Demo's - I demo'd making a simple envelope out of a 9 x 12 piece of paper that I learned from a class I took with Anne Elser and then demo'd "The double seed of life" that I learned from Clarissa Grandi in a class I took from her. I had been doing "the seed of life" previously, but didn't know that was what it was called! This time I demonstrated with a Staedtler, Mars 552 compass. This compass is amazing and you can even use it with regular pens and markers!

Show and Tell - Tonia supplied us with some delightful pictures from a calendar the guild made in 1998! Wonderful nostalgia! And as always much inspiration from our members!

 

Guild Calendar 1998


1998 Calendar- Sharon Esmont

1998 Calendar - Rose
1998 Calendar - Joya Helmuth

1998 Calendar Diana Hutchison





Susan Kavanaugh

Birthday Cards for Diane Collins

Laurie Heyden
Judy Theurel - Alcohol ink

Judy Theurel - Alcohol Ink

Angela Michielutti

Card from Marty M. to Angie W.
 



CALENDAR for 2022

April 9: (Easter is April 17) Favorite Tool

May 7:

June 4:

July 2:

August 6: Picnic 

September 10 : Labor Day is Sept. 5

October 1:

November 5:

December 3: Christmas Party

 

THINGS OF INTEREST

https://www.pendragonscalligraphy.org/

https://www.handmadebookclub.com/



 

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,  rtuveson@hotmail.com

Laurie Heyden, Treasurer, silverbird323@jahoo.com

Judy Theurel, Secretary, judy@theurel.com

Sharon Esmont, Study Group sesmont@aol.com