Linda Goralski Memorial Card Project
In 2014, The Fabulous Las Vegas Scribes adopted local nursing homes. Each year members make cards with decorated papers, original artwork and/or calligraphed sayings for residents of the homes who are in need of a little cheer or who need a card to send to one of their loved ones.
In 2019, this project was renamed in honor of founding member, Linda Goralski. You can learn more about Linda here.
This annual project is a hit with our members, some make the cards, others letter them, and the cards we create are Fabulous!
Annually, the Fabulous Las Vegas Scribes make Weathergrams to hang in the Healing Garden trees. They are meant to disintegrate or blow away naturally. We write the names of the 58 victims from the 1 October 2017 shooting in calligraphy and some of our members hung the individual Weathergrams in their trees.
It was our way to remember the people who will always be in our hearts.
We write the names in waterproof ink on kraft paper, the paper may disintegrate but the names last.
We have hung Weathergrams in January 2018 and October 2019. In 2020, because of the pandemic, some members hung their Weathergrams in trees around town.
2021 Programs Schedule:
We meet on the third Saturday of the month at 1 pm (PST). Meetings start promptly.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are meeting on Zoom. If you would like to join us as a guest, please email email@example.com for the link.
Kettles and Quills
More to Explore
If you've always wanted to make books or play with paper in an artsy way, come play with us.
First-time guests are welcome to check us out for free before committing to a membership. Our members love sharing their skills and resources, you would not believe the talent we have in our group and how much fun we have every month at our meetings. There is lots of laughter, sharing and snacks to boot!
If you’ve never done calligraphy and always wanted to - we can direct you to some online introductory calligraphy courses; and join our Society and come to meetings.
If you’re an accomplished calligrapher and have been looking for a group in Las Vegas, we want you too!
In addition to our members who do calligraphy, we also have members who make books, boxes, origami, and work with paper in other imaginative ways.
We offer monthly meetings where you can work on calligraphy and a paper project (see the schedule on the left). In addition to the meetings, we participate in community events and sponsor workshops for a more intensive, hands-on learning experience.
If you have a child who isn’t being taught handwriting, we can help with that too, but there are some things to be aware of - check out our Policies tab to see what we can offer.
Then click on the links to the left and the ones in the Resources tab to be inspired for your next beautifully lettered project on gorgeous paper.
Paste Paper Day
Paste Paper Day is a fun, member's only event, happening in the fall. Utilizing different pastes and paints we play with different tools and papers to make our own decorated papers.
On paste paper day, we also generally make "dirty pour" pieces as well. This is a mix of glue, water, and acrylic paint mixed together with a splash of silicone poured onto canvas. As this pour settles it bubbles and the "cells" evolve.