Sunny and HOT the Scribes attended the LV Bookfest at the Fifth Street School Downtown Las Vegas to share the wares of calligraphy, paper making, bookmaking, and to scribe a personal name on bookmarks and to invite folks to join our group. A wonderful medley of vendors on all sides including a woodcut printing demo by Depry. Plus, authors to meet and books to buy and live talks under the tents. A great day.
Saturday preceded the Solar Eclipse of Monday with as much enthusiasm and one new member; welcome, Mark! The group shared tools of the trade from Blackwing colors to envelope creations. Stephanie wowed the group with her oxide paints. Several fine quotes and a celtic knots knock out high points along with Cindy's bookmaking swivel hole punch demonstration.
Carrie Imai - instructor extraordinaire - is coming from Los Angeles to teach a two-day workshop, "Mastering Italic" in September. Registration forms are available on the Workshop/Classes tab. The workshop is on September 23-24, Sahara West Library and open to members only. Now is the time to join as your dues includes the meetings and other events for members for the rest of the year. The workshop includes supplies. Membership applications are located in several spots on this website.
With the summer temperatures soaring in Las Vegas, our hardy Scribes turned out en masse for Celtic Knots with Cindy. Great food and fun learning how to construct those tricky knots.
In August we all bring our Favorite Tools to demonstrate. Its great inspiration for all the members to see tools that work well.
On two Saturdays in June, our own fabulous Schin Loong taught a workshop on Madarasz Script. What a beautiful hand! Schin is a master of it and an excellent teacher. We had door prizes, critiques, lots of ink and paper and writing and writing and writing. Thanks Schin for a great workshop!
Our June meeting was low key - our annual Show and Tell where members bring things they are working on or new stuff to show. Linda brought several new book forms and we want to learn them all! Nancy brought a book she made inspired by an article from 1988 in a National Geographic. Stephanie brought some sayings executed beautifully in Madarasz Script and during the course of the meeting some Father's Day cards and envelopes were made. Great food too - thanks everyone for participating!
May's meeting was an exciting array of how to make animals with calligraphic strokes. Starting with a theme of animals in our environment with creatures that bounce to birds in flight presented by our president, Mary Hill. Join us in June for a delightful sharing of tools and tips of the calligraphy and paper making trades.
Schin Loong demonstrated envelope embossing and Mary Hill, our president, reminds members of FAB LV scribes to participate in 3 design projects due at the June 17 meeting. First, a USPS stamp design. Second, a tee shirt design with the text "Be Kind & Write On." Third, a certificate that one can fill in name/date for Fab LV Scribes (letter size, horizontal) for such items as completing a beginning class or purchasing a class for a friend.
We had a great turnout to our March meeting. It began with origami. Linda G lead the workshop with paper rabbits. The huddle was Gothic. Members showed their finds from the California workshop, including S. Loong's Dog Certificates.
The quote was "In like a lion and out like a lamb" with several wonderful entries.
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