Saturday, December 17, 2016

November 2016

Sacred Geometry

In the Fall, three members travelled, against all weather odds, to the Island to take a workshop with Lorraine Douglas from Sidney. This was a fundraiser for the Esmé Davis Scholarship fund with the Fairbank Calligraphy Society. We spent a blustery wet day studying Beautiful Geometry.

You know when you go merrily along and the workshop contents speak to you and you go home and you continue to practice and play with the things you've learned and you obsess about it just a little and then! you find that you have had the best tool for the job in your studio all along and wow! you take off with it and create all kinds of fund things?! 

A bow compass with a ruling pen on one end instead of pencil lead. The possibilities open up with what you can do and what you can write with.............and you end up using Finetec gold in it on everything!


We were told to go forth and share. It seemed like an obvious choice for a program. 

Thanks to Lorraine, a new technique with lots of possibilities to use with lettering.

October 2016

October 2016 Study Group

Study session months are often newsletter months as well. After we finished collating and stitching the newsletter, we got down to the fun stuff! Often members bring something that they are working on but there is always something to share as well. 

Some of us were revisiting the work of Adolf Bernd which Peter Thornton brought to my attention at the conference in 2007, Island Magic, on Vancouver Island. 

We always have a good time at our Study Group Sessions and encourage more members to give it a try!