Letter from the President

Greetings NCG Scribes!

It has truly been an honor to serve as your President this year! We have had a great time filled with workshops, an anniversary, Scribehaven and fabulous meetings. We have welcomed new members and refined the way we approach our group.

The 2016–2017 Board has done a fabulous job and I must thank each and every one of you for making my job easier and fun! Every time I reached out to ask something of any Board member I was met with a positive attitude and and a love of lettering and this group. Special thanks goes to our Election committee in this past month — not an easy job I’m sure!

Please make plans to join us for the May meeting — we have elections coming up, a fabulous Program and plans for the following year. Also, don’t forget your Lettering projects to display!

Lastly, please read your newsletter carefully to make note of all our exciting events and deadlines. 

I humbly thank all of you again for this year and I look forward to being an active part of this group in the future! 

See you at the Plaza!

Lisa Webb, President

Letter from the President

Spring Salutations Scribes!

I trust the warmer weather is agreeing with everyone — perhaps a few sneezes, but its been so nice!

It was so nice to see everyone at the opening of our Centennial Art Center exhibit! Kudos to Valerie for all her hard work as Exhibit Chair and to all members who submitted artwork. Didi at the CAC did a marvelous job of displaying all the pieces. I urge you to grab a guest and go see it if you haven’t already as it runs until March 23rd. It is such a honor to be part of the calendar at the CAC.

Wishing all who attend Scribehaven a fun and magical time of lettering! Thanks to Vicki Brandt for once again spearheading this retreat for us and for all the members who are sharing their talent and expertise.

Lastly, please read your newsletter carefully to make note of all our exciting events and deadlines.

See you at the Plaza!

Lisa Webb, President

Lettering Project 2017

Our Lettering Project for 2017 will be a bit different than the two previous years. This year we will have a different project for each month. These projects will help us to utilize the training that we have received and the skills that we have built. They will also provide us with some finished pieces for future exhibits. The projects for 2017 are used with the permission of the Warmland Calligraphers Guild of British Columbia, and adapted from projects that they have completed in the past.

January: Create a small piece with lettering not exceeding 4" x 6". Decorative or graphic elements can exceed the 4" x 6" dimensions if you like, but lettering must not.

February: Do a piece on black or dark paper using colored inks, gouaches, or other color media. No size limit.

January and February projects will be shown at the March Guild meeting.

March: Create one single letter presented as a piece. Think Heather Held’s Enchanted Letters or other decorated letter classes that you have taken. No size limit, but only one letter.

April: Create a piece using at least three sizes of broad-edge lettering. This can be all one hand or multiple hands. No size limit.

March and April projects will be shown at the May Guild meeting.

May: Do a monochromatic piece using shades of one color, either on white/light background paper or on black/dark paper. No size limit.

June, July, and August: our projects will the normal Envelope Exchange, which will be shown at the September Guild meeting.

September: Create a piece using only pointed pen in Copperplate, Spencerian, or a pointed pen variation. No size limit.

October: Create an alphabet – miniscules, majiscules, or both. Use the media of your choice and the hand of your choice. No size limit.

May, September, and October projects will be shown at the November Guild meeting.

November: Create a piece showing contrast. Limit yourself to ONE tool and try to get the most out of that single tool. No size limit.

No December project as we will be preparing Christmas cards and other holiday decorations.

November projects will be shown at the January Guild meeting.

Letter from the President

Cheers to all in the new year!

I was so glad to see those of you who joined us at our Guild Christmas party! Thanks to Lynn and Ken for being such gracious hosts and opening up their lovely home.

Looking forward to our January meeting — we have a lot to discuss in a short period of time.

Please remember to bring your Lettering Projects to display at the meeting. We will be discussing our upcoming CAC Exhibit and Scribehaven, among other events.

Speaking of our CAC Exhibit — it is right around the corner — February 3rd! If you have pieces to display (and everyone is URGED TO CONTRIBUTE!) please bring them to our January meeting. You will find exhibit guidelines and forms within the newsletter. It is such a honor to have these art shows and venues available to us — please help us fill the space!

Lastly, please read your newsletter carefully to make note of all upcoming events and deadlines.

See you at the Plaza!

Lisa Webb, President

Letter from the President

Greetings Fellow Scribes!

I hope everyone is enjoying the colors of autumn!

I am looking forward to our November meeting and returning back to the Plaza, our regular meeting place.

We will be discussing some exciting events coming up for our Guild — exhibits, workshops and Scribehaven, our winter retreat at Kentucky Lake.

Thanks to all who attended the 35th Anniversary in September. We had a lovely time and took a lot of pictures! Thanks to Beth for the Anniversary collage on the front cover of our newsletter! We will be showing highlights of our Anniversary as well as a historical slideshow for our Program this month. Special thanks to Carol Ann Baily for her time in compiling the pictures!

Those of us who attended the St. John’s Bible event at Carson Newman University were truly blessed to meet Donald Jackson and share in the ongoing gift of the the St. John’s Bible. The first handwritten Bible in 500 years is truly a creation in a class all its own. I hope you will join me in welcoming some guests from East Tennessee this November meeting as well!

Lastly, please read your newsletter carefully to make note of all upcoming events and deadlines.

See you at the Plaza!

Lisa Webb, President

THANK YOU!!!!

Once again, our heartfelt thanks to Vicki Brandt for her winning NEW LOGO design! Also, thanks to all who submitted designs. They were all incredible and your time and artistry is appreciated.

Greetings Fellow Scribes!

I hope everyone has had a fabulous summer!

I am so excited about our new LOGO on the front cover! The chosen design (as well as the final three) were submitted by none other than our UberCalligrapher Vicki Brandt! Thanks Vicki for sharing your artistic talent and creative vision with our Guild. The logo will surely serve the Guild well for the coming years.

Once again, our Thirty-Fifth Anniversary Celebration will be in the form of a Champagne Brunch! It will take place on our September meeting day of September 10th — immediately following our meeting.

PLEASE NOTE: the meeting place will be at LION’s HEAD CONDO’s Clubhouse — not at PLAZA. Address and particulars are in the newsletter. Please make plans to come — we are so looking forward to celebrating our history as a group together! I hope you have all found the E-vite online and have had a moment to RSVP. If you have not received your E-vite, please contact me immediately if you plan to attend. This will be a catered event and I think it is going to be lovely!

If you are part of the Summer Envelope exchange, please don’t forget to bring your beautifully lettered envelopes to display at the September meeting.

Lastly, those who have forgotten to pay dues will receive one more newsletter (September’s). Please read your newsletter carefully to make note of all upcoming events, workshops and deadlines. I am looking forward to sharing a wonderful year together.

See you in September!

Lisa Webb, President