Fellow scribes –
The calendar says it’s Fall but the temperatures are reminiscent of Summer not wanting to let go. Looking forward to cooler weather but not the shorter daylight. There’s always a trade off. And trade off is something that rang strong with me in Yves workshop, Drawn Letters. But even more so in the one day pointed brush intro he gave on Friday. Foundation is everything not to mention symmetry and motion but to say there are NO rules (insert CHEERS here) then you are responsible for your own letters…..well, that’s scary as “H E double hockey sticks”. You have no one to compare to and no one to blame when it looks awful. It’s a double edge blade and if you are not extremely careful you will have more blood than ink on the page! Yves workshop was superb and humbling.
The Dallas Pen show was another success, in my opinion. A Huge thank you to Rick and Eric hanging out for both days from beginning to end. Micheal Sul was there this year and Paul Antonio made a guest appearance Friday evening and sat down at our table and did some lettering! That was pretty amazing. There were roughly 100 names penned this year at final count (I’m sure a few were missed), but there were new faces and some past faces and much talk of our favorite topics; pens, nibs, paper, and INK – oh the ink is quickly becoming my weakness.
How about some Fall themed Rounds for the Austin Tree Whispers exhibit? We are only about 1 month away. November meeting will be the last meeting to get your rounds into me so I can ship them to Austin. I spoke with Dana (President of Austin) and she is really excited about us sending the rounds to them and participating. I don’t want to take any rounds home after this meeting that are blank. Come grab another one to decorate! Check out the Treewhispers blog
Don’t forget that next month is our annual Bazaar. Anything handmade or pertaining to art can be sold. Make sure you have your name or identifier on the items so the cashiers (Rick and Tom) will know who gets the money. 10% of sale price will go to Kaligrafos. Cash, Check, or Plastic is welcome. And, don’t forget to bring a friend. It’s a great time to start shopping for the Holidays!
THANK YOU……..TRISH MANCHE! She has volunteered to be the Valentine’s Social Champion! If you want to be a part of a fun time I’m sure Trish could find a way for you to help out. It’s always a great time when you can create with friends.