Welcome fellow line linguists –
Father Winter woke from his slumber and ushered us into 2018 with our coldest temps yet. Good thing for us that lettering (for the most part) isn’t done outside! Burrrrrr. May this cold snap give you the jolt to warm up to some beautiful lines for this year.
Give yourself a Tree Round of applause! Ya’ll stepped up to my challenge and crushed the goal to make100 rounds! Congratulations!!! They’ve been shipped to Dana (Austin’s President) in November and are in the process of being strung if they aren’t done already. I know they had stringing parties scheduled through the month of December. The reception is February 9th from 4-6pm (that’s a Friday, so I doubt I’ll be able to make it) and runs until March 2nd. It would be fantastic to see it in person. If anyone is interested in going to see the exhibit please let me know. Maybe another road trip on a Saturday like we did for the St. John’s bible?
Keeping in tune with exhibits the goal is to have the Austin Tree Whispers exhibit move north to the Dallas area. If the “leaves” align there will be an exhibit at Frisco Fine Art. Accompanying the rounds hanging down would be broadsides with a Nature theme on the walls, so get those nibs sharpened and brushes limbered up show we can knock the socks everyone with a walk through a calligraphic forest. We will add more rounds to grow the forest as well, so be on the lookout for a paper making play day!
Now for some fuddy duddy stuff only because I have to……
It’s that time of year already (Kaligrafos year that is) to be thinking ahead for the Board positions that’ll be up for election. This year is the President and the Secretary. I will announce the nominating committee at the meeting. If you would like more information on either position feel free to ask myself or Jeri (current Secretary) about all the fun we have (it’s not all work) and if you’d like to toss your hat into the ring for either position please let one of the folks on the nominating committee know.
Oh, one more thing, but this is fun stuff. Next month is February and that means VALENTINE’S social…..Wooo Hooo. Start working on your hand made card if you haven’t already.
And for a last minute announcement**
All Library books that are left will be available one last time at the January meeting for purchase. All books will be half off the marked price. Any books left after the meeting will be taken to Half Price Books and sold and the money put into the “Kitty”.
May your fingers stay warm and ink fluid.