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Our October Meeting

At our October meeting, Shannon Savage demonstrated making non-traditional inks.   She mixed Gouache,  dry pigment  powder by Kremmer, black Chinese stick ink using a black slate grinding stone, and colored Chinese ink sticks using a gaken dish.  She and Pam Hunter provided a wide variety of quality art paper for each of us to try.  It was a rewarding day to visit with others, and find out how the different non-traditional inks responded to being written on quality paper.  I have never given much thought to grinding my own ink but after seeing the demonstration, the vibrancy of the inks and how they flowed I would like to give it a try.  The inks were so superior in color to the bottled inks.
by Becky Riepe
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Scribes at Things to Do in Sequim

We had a display table at the Things to Do in Sequim event at the Sequim Prairie Grange on October 1.  There were about 50 clubs and organizations there for the community to learn about them.  We had a lot of interest in our guild, many people saying they didn’t know there was such a club.  It was a great way to let people know we exist and many were encouraged to come to a meeting to learn more.grange-table

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October Meeting

Hope to see you there THIS Friday, October 14th!

We meet at the Sequim Community Church at 950 5th Ave. from 10-1 on the Second Friday of the Month.

Please bring your car around the church to the entrance on the far side of the driveway.

October Meeting
Program: Writing Fluids with Shannon Savage
Shannon will be doing a demonstration on different writtngfluids and how they work on different papers. You will be able to
experiment and see what you gravitate toward in your own work. This will also help save you effort and money as you discover what will work best for what kind of project!
Sharing: Everyone!
Please bring your calligraphy project or problem to the meeting. Its good to share creativity and its also good to get support and some helpful brainstorming as artists! Within our guild we have a lot of shared skill and wisdom! Make use of it. Also…if you have information about a new opportunity to learn or display calligraphy, please bring us that info to share with the whole group!
Guild News
We now have 50 members signed up!
We have assembled new member packets to help newcomers integrate into our guild.
We are exploring ways to get together for mutual support between meetings.
We are also looking to see if there might be a better meeting place beginning in 2017.
Our November meeting will be about making holiday cards.
Our December meeting will feature Linda O’Neill doing a variation of her Hamma Hamma program.
At our December meeting we also would like to have a potluck to celebrate the Holidays!
Our plans for 2017 are shaping up and it looks like we will be having interesting presentations of techniques and lettering in each of our meetings and several workshops for us to attend as well. More at our meeting!
Terri Kruger’s One Day Classes  
Terri will be teaching Narnonian-Uncial Monday-October 24 th
Textured ABC’s Wednesday-Oct. 26th
Blackletter on Saturday-October 29th

Each class costs $50.00 with a $5.00 supply fee. They are all at Terri’s home (Discovery Bay).
They run from 8:30am-4pm.

The posters with the registration information will be posted.
Questions: Contact Terri Kruger at
terrinkruger@gmail.com

 

September Meeting

A variety of hands were demonstrated in our September meeting by members.

 

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Here is Terri Kruger working

 

 

Upcoming Workshops and Classes

There are some exciting workshops coming up in the next couple of months. If you are interested in participating in these, please contact Linda O’Neill.

  • Barbara Close will be doing a free 4 hour class for Scribes members – Gestures in Graphite, on April 8th from 9am to 1pm. This will be filled by a lottery from members.
  • Barbara Close will have a 2 day workshop on April 9th and 10th – Power Pages: Design Techniques.
  • Rebecca Wild will teach May 14th and 15th – Lines, Layers and Paul Klee.
  • Terri Kruger will be teaching Narnonian Lettering at the May 13th meeting
  • Jo Uhlman is tentatively scheduled to teach in June. The final scheduling of this class is dependent on interest.

These all sound very exciting. Thanks Linda for putting these workshops together for our membership.