Welcome Dip Pen Peeps –
It’s September already and that means is Pen show time! This will be Kaligrafos third year to be setup at the Dallas Pen show. Last year topped our inaugural year and I’m thinking this year will top that This could be the year that actually establishes us as a mainstay for the show and have people look us up! It’s a fountain enthusiast’s dream but there is fine chocolate and ink wells to be found at a couple dealers. And, I’m not even going to mention INK…Oh, wait…..I just did. Well, you won’t find a bigger selection of ink anywhere and yes they can be used with our dip pens! You’ll not see me at the meeting as I’ll be at the show doing my best “selling/recruiting”. Come on by in the afternoon and say “Hi”.
Still pushing for decorated Rounds for the Austin Tree Whispers exhibit. I have only received one completed Round thus far. For those that took rounds at the August meeting and haven’t completed them simply set aside 20m this weekend and Pen a letter to your favorite childhood tree. As I start getting them I will post them to our FaceBook page. The round can be decorated, drawn on, poem written (these are rough and will bleed so choose your writing tool and medium carefully), whatever your heart desires. Check out the Treewhispers blog
As I write this the folks in North Texas are getting a little crazy thinking there will be no gas. It’s a feeding frenzy on a magnitude I’ve never seen. All the while the folks in Houston and along the coast have had their world turned upside down with Mr. Harvey, and I’m not talking about Anton. I’m sure we all know someone in the area affected and there will be a long road ahead to get all those affected back on track. As a calligrapher there’s not much we can do, but as a Texan there is a whole lot. There are many small organizations and business’ that are lending a hand and many more that will need help in the weeks and months to come. All I ask is that we all come together and help one another whether it’s a time or monetary donation every little bit helps. It may not be now that you can help or know how to help but when the time comes and presents itself you’ll know and take that opportunity to step up….it’s what fuels our inner spirit and gives us character and the fire to create something in the future.
Yves Letterme is coming at the end of the month and he’ll be teaching us Drawn Capitals. See Sherry/Betty for details and sign up. There are still a few openings if you’re on the fence…just pull the trigger! You may not know, he is from across the pond so to getting him for a local workshop is HUGE. Otherwise the only way to get a class with him is at a conference.
For those in attendance at the August meeting I gave the sad news that the Library is being dissolved. Please check the Library Thing and get your request in for any books you want to purchase (we are trying to keep up as best as possible what’s available but it’s not guaranteed if you find on the Library Thing it’s still available). Some are already spoken for and what’s left will be sold at the November Bazaar.
I didn’t have a single soul approach me about the Valentine’s Social or reach out via email, snail mail, or gmail…..So….I’m leaving this right here…
Don’t laugh too hard when you read this. But, it’s all about planning and even though Valentine’s Day is seemingly forever away designing, writing, printing, mailing doesn’t happen overnight and the end of the year is packed with holidays! We need a Ring Leader and several point people to have it run smoothly. Reach out now to Cynthia or myself to get this HEART THUMPING!