A full room of scribes and paper lovers met. Pat Evans held a workshop on making Jacobs Ladder bound booklets for currency. She also brought a badge maker and scribes made lovely buttons to don their aprons. The scribe huddle lead by Cindy was Gothic. A guest artist, Diane Bush, joined us and requested interest in teachers for a senior center.
The first meeting of FabulousLVScribes was met with much enthusiasm. The new board was sworn in, books were made under the wonderful direction of Linda Shaffer, Vice President and the huddle with pens to paper flourished with the Gothic typeface headed up by Linda Goralski, Programs Chair. The pig was passed and prizes won and the year ahead planned.
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November is our annual meeting. We approved officers and chairpersons for 2017, approved our revised bylaws and approved a budget. In addition Linda G provided us with two paper projects. The first simple cutting project evolved into a lovely 3D dove. The second is a meandering book folded and cut from one piece of 5.5 x 11 paper. Two groups then formed, one working on uncial and the other with pointed pen. The only bad part of the day was the fact that the freeway was closed, traffic was terrible and many members had difficulty making it to the meeting. Happy Thanksgiving to all.
The Fabulous Las Vegas Scribes held the October monthly meeting at the Vegas Valley Book Festival. This is our third year participating in this exciting festival.
Nancy Sampson gave a great lecture on the history of calligraphy assisted by Jane and Cindy on the document camera, members demonstrated a variety of hands, paper and book arts were on display (Linda Goralski's beautiful origami!) and Pat Evans demonstrated a simple binding method. It was a fun day!
Oh a buffet table of tools! Our scribes and paper artists shared tools from their studios. What an assortment of great supples, proportion scales, deckle-edge rulers, paper cutters, light boards, ink holders and so much more. We even put our newly-acquired document camera to use for a demonstration on how to make an envelope using a favorite tool of many of our members - the envelope punch board.
In addition the upcoming election for board positions was presented. Our board members are volunteers and work together to keep our society moving forward and growing. The job descriptions are available in the link below. If you want to volunteer for any position, contact our president or any board member!
Simple signatures were stitched using a five-hole pamphlet stitch. The signatures were woven together using embroidery floss to form a larger book. The greatest challenge was seeing the pamphlet stitches that were a light color poly thread on white paper. Using a contrasting thread to stitch the signatures would make the weaving process much easier. We also made button badges using the Badge-a-Minit machine. A brand new member was welcomed by winning the raffle prize, a much sought-after Speedball mug donated by Angie Vangalis.
At our meeting today, Mary taught us how to transfer a drawing to the lino block, carve it and print it. There were some really great little blocks sitting on our tables. Nancy also led a group of members and guests in writing Uncial. Uncial is a hand that came into use in the 200s and is written with a broad-edge dip pen. We are going to continue Uncial next month and perfect this hand before we move on to another one.
Saturday, June 4: Kids' Day at Kingman Regional Medical Center. Dennis, Cindy and Nancy who drove from Las Vegas, Angie who was in town from Texas (!) and Pat who lives in Kingman scribed close to 500 names on bookmarks for kids and adults. It is so fun to see the response of the attendees. This was our third year participating in this community service event.
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