Sunday, March 22, 2009

List of Guild Library Books

This is a list of the guild library BOOKS, it does not include the exchange newsletters. If you notice anything is missing from the list, please let either Val, our librarian, or Kathleen know.
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
6 ABCdarium
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
42 Scribe George Thompson
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

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The year at a glance...

For a quick referral, here is our year, all planned!!

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

GalleriaNew Year’s Resolution

Summer Gathering?



14 -Fun à la Carrie Imai

Instructors: Bev, Kathleen & Violet

Homework – Completed paper bag book,

and Valentine exchange

Summer Gathering?



14 - Cuneiform

Instructor – Anita Boyd

Homework – February book

31 - April 1 – workshop with Georgia A.

12 - 13 - Workshop with Lorraine Douglas:




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

GalleriaMemory Book filled with summer adventures



9 - Meandering Card

Using Akim

Instructor: Violet Smythe

GalleriaA 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

12 -Christmas Party

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

March Galleria

One more photo of Anita demonstrating Cuneiform lettering......answering one of the many questions!

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.

Nan's book.

Rita's book.

Eileen's 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

March meeting

With permission from Carrie Imai, Anita Boyd was able to share the Cuneiform alphabet she learned at a workshop with Carrie.

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

Yellowpoint Retreat

For 29 years, Fairbank Calligraphy Society in Victoria, BC has been holding an annual retreat in March. This is always a well loved event and looked forward to by all who attend. This past weekend was no exception! There were about 60 or more in attendance to spend some time together, gain some pounds on the gourmet meals, get together with old friends and make some new ones, work on some calligraphy or other art projects and enjoy the shareshop on Saturday morning. This year it was lead by Trish Klus and we learned how to make a scroll book with a little leather journal inside the scroll. There were many steps but it was such good fun!

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!

Exhibition in Richmond

Our new Exhibition Committee, headed up by Margot Ferris, has hung their first major showing of our exhibition. We did have a smaller show up earlier in the year but this one has 30 pieces hanging!

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.