|1||Alphabeas Library books (2006?)|
|3||A Handwriting Manual||Alfred Fairbank|
|4||A Heaven Sent Grace: a Profile of Irene Wellington||Nancy Ouchida|
|5||ABC Canada||Lindley McDougall|
|7||Advanced Calligraphy Techniques||Diana Hoare|
|8||Alan Blackman's Envelopes||Alan Blackman?|
|9||Alphabets and Numbers of the Middle Ages||Henry Shaw|
|10||Birds in Medieval Manuscripts||Brunsdon Yapp|
|11||Book Works||Sue Doggett|
|12||Calligraphic Swash Initials||Arthur Baker|
|13||Calligraphy Masterclass||Peter Halliday|
|14||Calligraphy Now||Margaret Shepherd|
|15||Calligraphy Today||Heather Child|
|16||Celtic Art (the methods of construction)||George Bain|
|17||Chinese Watercolours||Josef Hejzlar|
|18||Coloured Pencil Techniques||Iain Hutton-Jamieson|
|19||Copperplate Calligraphy||Dick Jackson|
|20||Cover to Cover||Shereen LaPlantz|
|21||Creating Handmade Books||Alisa Golden|
|22||Creating Letterforms||R. Sassoon|
|23||Creative BookBinding||Pauline Johnson|
|24||Creative Paper Crafts|
|25||Decorative Paper||Diane V. Maurer-Mathison|
|26||Dick Beasley: A Retrospective Catalogue of his Exhibition|
|27||Door Posts||Timothy R. Botts|
|28||Faculty Exhibit of Calligraphy N.W. 11th Conference|
|29||Fine Words Fine Book||Society of Scribes & Illuminations|
|30||Flowers in Heraldry||Alcuin Society|
|31||Gift Wrapping and Greeting Cards||ed. Lydia Darbyshire|
|32||Greetings Galore||Lynn slevinsky|
|33||Heraldic Design||Heather Child|
|34||How to make Holiday Pop-ups||Joan Iravine|
|35||I Believe||Alcuin Society|
|36||Lettering Arts||Joanne Fink & Judy Kastin|
|37||Lettering for Architects and Designers||Martha Sutherland|
|38||Lines I Like||Emily B. Shields|
|39||Making your own Marbled and Decorated Letters||Jane H. Reese|
|40||Marker Lettering, Vol. 1, 11, 111||Lynn Slevinsky|
|41||Reflections||Bow Valley Calligraphy Guild|
|43||Sixty Alphabets||Gunnlaugur S. E. Briem|
|44||Step by Step calligraphy||Susan Hufton|
|45||The Art and Craft of Hand Lettering||Annie Cicale|
|46||The Art and Craft of Handmade Books||Shereen LaPlantz|
|47||The Art of Calligraphy||George L. Thompson|
|48||The Art of Illuminating||W. R. Tymms & W. D. Wyatt|
|49||The Calligrapher's Companion||Mary Noble & Janet Mehigan|
|50||The Calligrapher's Handbook||ed. C. M. Lamb|
|51||The Grammar of Ornament||Gwen Jones|
|52||The Italic Way to Beautiful Handwriting||Fred Eager|
|53||The J. Paul Getty Museum 1985 Appointment Calendar|
|54||The North Light Illustrated book of Painting Techniques||Elizabeth Tate|
|55||The Oxford Dictionary of Quotation (Third Edition0|
|56||The Script Letter||Tommy Thompson|
|57||The Spirit of Calligraphy||Bow Valley Calligraphy Guild|
|58||ThreeClassics of Italian Calligraphy||Introd: Oscar Ogg|
|59||Versals, Scrolls, Scripts|
|60||Writing, Illuminating and Lettering||Edward Johnston|
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
ALPHABEAS Calendar for 2009
Galleria is a 'show and tell' program at our meetings to display homework from programs and workshops. Several times a year it aims at encouraging members to create a piece. Members are also welcome to present other items of interest at any time.
10 - Paper Bag Book
Instructor – Bev Allen
Galleria –New Year’s Resolution
14 -Fun à la Carrie Imai
Instructors: Bev, Kathleen & Violet
Homework – Completed paper bag book,
and Valentine exchange
14 - Cuneiform
Instructor – Anita Boyd
Homework – February book
31 - April 1 – workshop with Georgia A.
12 - 13 - Workshop with
11 - Akim Lettering
Homework ‘Spring!’ using cuneiform
(‘spring’s here’, ‘spring forward’, ‘spring break’, ‘spring in your step’…)
10 – Origami Tag Book
Instructor: Janice Woodland
Galleria –Memory Book filled with summer adventures
9 - Meandering Card
Instructor: Violet Smythe
Galleria – A to Z
3 & 4 – Workshop with Martin Jackson
14 - TBA
Show and Tell – 2 last workshops
3-4 –Workshop with Connie Furgason
13 - Memory Book
Instructor: Louise Menard
Show and Tell – 2 recent workshops
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Our Gallerias are divided into two types. One is an assigned theme and that happens maybe 3 or 4 times a year tops. The others are more of a show and tell type of Galleria rising out of the meeting programs. March was one of the latter. We made meandering books at the February meeting and were revisiting techniques learned in our workshop last year with Carrie Imai. Here are some photos showing how some members finished their books.
Kathleen's "inside" showing her quotation on each "page"
Muriel's finished project.
Closeup of one of Joyce's pages.
Joyce's complete book.
Violet made a smaller version of the meander book and took it to Mexico as her trip journal. Here's one side.....all about places and things to do on the Yucatan Peninsula.
and the other side...good thing to practice in Mexico! your numbers in Spanish.
Dos Dos Equis, por favor!
Bev explaining a scroll book she learned at Yellowpoint.
Thank you to Kathleen for her photos!
And there you have it! Our next Galleria at the April meeting is to use the Cuneiform lettering and "spring", it could be spring forward, spring in your step, or Spring or ?; you are only limited by your imagination!
Saturday, March 14, 2009
I went around the room and took photos of everyone's work. We all made very good progress with these letters! I am not going to show you everyone's here as I am also writing up the day's activities for the next Broad Edge. Here is Frank's work:
Eileen was making a meander book with today's program. Here is her title page:
Muriel tried some of Anita's suggestions about twisitng the pen to produce a bit thicker stroke, an edge to it, if you will.
Here is Sandi's work sheet:
A round of applause to Louise and her kind neighbour, Barry. They worked and produced pens for us made from doweling for the handle and doll house shingles for the nib. Thanks Louise! and Barry!
Thank you Anita! a very worthwhile program!!
Monday, March 9, 2009
See where the little leather bound book goes...
We even covered the inside of the scroll!
I decided to write the instructions in the leather bound booklet.
This is the spectacular view from our cliff cabin window.
We had a bit of every weather imaginable this weekend, lovely sunshine, bit of rain, sNoW! and then back to sunshine.
Huge round of applause for Ginny and Joan for their wonderful organizing.
And now back to reality!
We have a meeting on the 14th of March and a workshop with Georgia Angelopoulos at the end of the month. See you there!
It is now showing in sunny Richmond in the Rotunda at the Richmond Cultural Centre. It will be there until the end of March. The address is 7700 Minoru Blvd (Minoru Gate), Richmond. It is directly across the street from Sears at Richmond Centre.
The photos are courtesy of Margot Ferris.