May meeting

During the May meeting, members who attended Letters of Joy shared their experiences and showed what they did in their classes. Everyone agreed that they enjoyed the event and found it to be beneficial. Other members shared what they have been working on: Jadie Henton and her friend created a clever calendar; Sandee Freeman made some beautiful large postcards that incorporated fabric and stitching; Sandy Placek and Genaveve talked about their entries in the exhibit of “reuse, recycle, and re-purpose” at the Irrigation Festival. Several people commented that they liked the things they learned and appreciated the sharing format of the program.

Sandee’s postcards:

Pam Hunter was presented with a gift of appreciation for her three years of service as president. It was a book of member art, with gift certificates to Olympic Stationers and Starbucks. Linda O’Neil provided the beautiful handmade book and organized the contributions, so thank you, Linda!  We are grateful to Pam for extending her term an extra year when no one else stepped up to serve.

Pam presiding at her last meeting as president:

Here are photos of the book that was presented to Pam. “Tags” created by members were pasted on pages or tucked into pockets in the pages.

The nominating committee, Pam Hunter and Sandee Freeman, presented a slate of candidates and there were no nominations from the floor. The candidates were declared elected by authority of interim secretary, Susan Blenk. Officers for 2019 to 2021 term are: President Genaveve Starr, Vice-President Linda O’Neil, Treasurer Karen Larson, Secretary JoAnne Hughes, and co-Hospitality members Flow Wilkens and Sandee Freeman.  Pam presented the gavel(s) to Genaveve and told us it was bittersweet to relinquish the responsibility but that she feels it is good to have changing leadership that will develop new direction. Linda and Sandee gifted Genaveve with a bag imprinted with Peninsula Scribes logo in appreciation for her taking on the role of president.

There were just a few submissions for the May prompt:


Hamma Hamma 2018

Hamma Hamma 2018–several members of Peninsula Scribes met with members of Nib ‘n’ Inks for the annual project day at the fire station.  Theresa Wall led the whole day in making loads of ephemera to fill an embellishment box with a July 4th theme–we made tons of cute things!  Nib ‘n’ Inks president, Karen Crate also gave us a handout with three hands on them to try.  We enjoyed a plentiful potluck lunch.  We especially thank Nib ‘n’ Inks for hosting the entire day!  It was a fun filled productive day.
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Calligraphy with Rebecca Wild, March 8-April 19

First,+Love+jpegCalligraphy with Rebecca Wild, March 8-April 19  



“Beautiful writing”, a simple definition of the ancient art form of calligraphy, is the study of the 26 letters on which our culture rests. In this 7-week class, we will focus on both lower and upper case Italics, as we learn basic lettering principles, technique and practical and creative uses for calligraphy. This is designed for beginners and those who need a refresher course. Bring a healthy dose of patience and concentration as you practice your ABC’s.

SUPPLY FEE (payable to the instructor on the first day of class):

$10 supply fee for left handed students

$15 supply fee for right handed students

·       Ink-$2.00

·       Nib holders-$1.00 each

·       Paper-$5.00

·       Nibs $1.80 each

·       Exemplars-$3.00

Click below to register


January Meeting

Linda O’Neill did an amazing two part program in January.


During the first half of the program she took us through the steps she used to produce her Bird and Words poster that she did for Carol DuBosch’s year long class.

The second part of the program was Akin, an informal calligraphic hand.  We all had fun practicing it.  It has many possible applications!


January Meeting Friday 12th

Peninsula Scribes Meeting
Friday, January 12, 2018
Sequim Community Chiurch
10:00 a.m.
Program Presentation by
Linda O’Neill
1)  Taking a Project from Beginning to End
Linda will talk about her final poster project in Carol DuBosch’s year-long study class.  She will show the steps she took in finishing her final project — a poster entitled “Birds & Words”.

Birds and words stroked and levels

2)  Akim Cursive
Linda will demonstrate Hans Joachim Burgert’s informal script he named Akim Cursive.  It is a fun, relaxed, informal type of script which is most attractive and easily learned, but requires practice for proficiency.  This script breaks from traditional calligraphic scripts
  •      monoline pen (fine line ballpoint pen is preferable) Linda likes the Pilot G-(0.38) todo Akim.
  •     Lined paper  (i.e. notebook paper, or layout bond prelined before class.
  •     Supply fee:  $2 for handouts

December Meeting

Our December 9th meeting was a lot of fun.  We began with an “Immersion in Italics” led by Genaveve Starr.  We then participated in a holiday potluck. The food was delicious!  The  highlight was letter cookie decorating.


September Meeting

We started fall off with a great program by Carolynn Dallaire on Word Art. Here is Carolynn discussing letter creation with Susan Blenk.

This is exciting! Katharine, Suzanne and Stephanie, a three generational calligraphy family having fun together!

Pam Hunter, Our president having fun!

One members birthday card to her grandson.