Thursday, March 25, 2010

March Meeting - monoprinting

The March meeting was all about monoprinting, an interesting way to decorate your paper.

Rita, Louise and Marilyn - eraser printing

Louise's examples or eraser printing

Louise, Nan and Margot - eraser printing

Nan's page

eraser printing samples

Marilyn - matte board printing

samples of matte board printing

Sandi, Marilyn and Rita working with matte board printing

styrofoam printing examples

Eileen, Wilma, Diana and Frank - styrofoam printing

making the design in the styrofoam

styrofoam printing - speedball inks and brayer

Terry, Eileen, Wilma, Frank and Diana hard at work!

various samples from the day

Trevor and Frank taking a break!

Maryann is a regular attendee now, how cool is that?!
Looks like everyone had a great time while I was on the Island at the Fairbank Calligraphy Society annual retreat to Yellow Point Lodge. I would add some photos but they won't appear in the right order! I always forget that about this blog program......suffice it to say, we all had a wonderful time and everyone survived my Akim Cursive shareshop on Saturday morning. The theme for the weekend was Journalling and WoW! did we see some wonderful examples!!
April meeting coming up soon.....Violet is helping us explore brush lettering with the fibre tip brushes like the ones you get at Daiso or the sets of Zig brushes (actually double ended, brush and scroll nib). See you there!

Thursday, March 11, 2010


While I basked in the sunshine under a palm tree, the rest of the guild were treated to Kathleen and Trevor teaching the Legend alphabet.

Kathleen demonstrating.



Maryann, bored by it all!

Trevor and Kathleen

Frank and Trevor - Valentine Buddies!
There was also our annual Valentine card exchange which by looking at the centrespread in the newsletter, was another success!
Next meeting is Saturday, March 13th!