Saturday Workshop Change

Dear Members and Followers,

Please be aware that the October Saturday afternoon workshop has now been swapped with the November Saturday afternoon workshop.

Questions and requirements please see your magazine or email us.

Interesting Event


Iconic Australian Literary Manuscripts   In association with exhibition The Life of Patrick White, Maggie Patton, Manager of Original Materials, talks about a selection of manuscripts from The Mitchell Library's extensive collection. Works from Australia's literary giants, including Patrick White, Henry Lawson, Banjo Patterson, Ethel Turner and Miles Franklin, will be on display.



Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Oct 04 Cost: $30 Numbers Limited to 15
Venue: State Library of NSW, Macquarie Street, Sydney
Bookings: State Library of NSW www.sl.nsw.gov.au/events/events_t.. (02)92731770

A Few More Responses


Who Are You?
Glenis Sheather

What Position/s do you hold at Calligraphy Southscribes?
Membership Secretary

How long have you been involved with Calligraphy?
11 Years

Why Calligraphy?
I have always been interested in writing.  At the risk of sounding positively ancient, the reason for that probably stems from learning to do “running writing” with dip pen, ink and slope card at primary school and then using dip pen and ink again for Pitman’s Shorthand when I did a Secretarial Course at Business College.

Favourite Hand and Why?
Copperplate.  Not only do I love its elegance, but once I get into a rhythm I find the “pressure-on-pressure-off” technique very relaxing.

Favourite Piece of Calligraphy Gear and Why?
My roll-up pen holders.  I like being able to place my pens in size order in their individual compartments.  Not only does it keep them safe, but it makes picking out the correct pen easier.

Most successful Calligraphy tip?
Calligraphy is not handwriting, rather you are drawing the letters, so take your time.

You would like to see Calligraphy Southscribes where in one year’s time?
I would like to see Calligraphy Southscribes have more members involved in our activities.

Who Are You?
Kay Pittman

What Position/s do you hold at Calligraphy Southscribes?
 Publicity Officer

How long have you been involved with Calligraphy?
 More years than I care to remember.
Why Calligraphy?
Always been interested in beautiful writing 

Favourite Hand and Why?
Uncial because you only need two guidelines 

Favourite Piece of Calligraphy Gear and Why?
Sheaffer cartridge pen, I always seem to go back to them, as it dries so quickly and rubbing out guidelines can be done so much quicker. 

Most successful Calligraphy tip? 
Use a candle on envelopes after writing, for waterproofing, to test try and hold under water. It works! But only if the ink is dry.

You would like to see Calligraphy Southscribes where in one year’s time? 
Still going

Workshop Fun


Have you been attending our workshops? No! Why Not? Look at all the fun you have missed out on!

Elaine's Versatile Uncial Workshop


One of the Masterpieces created in Elaine's class by Kath
The Results from Gloria's Brush Book Afternoon Workshop
And more

What fun!
See what fun you missed out on. Check out the workshop page for upcoming events.

More About Your Committee




Who Are You?
Valerie Keevers

What Position/s do you hold at Calligraphy Southscribes?
Secretary and Public Officer.  Past President.

How long have you been involved with Calligraphy?
25 years

Why Calligraphy?
My love of colour and design, words and heraldry drew me to calligraphy as a creative outlet, when I closed my dressmaking business.

Favourite Hand and Why?
Uncial and all forms of Italic because I find them expressive and adapt easily to whatever words I am working with.  However I use all scripts from time to time.

Favourite Piece of Calligraphy Gear and Why?
The flexible pen, as I can re-create any script to highlight the emotion of the words in a piece whether it is traditional or modern in design.

Most successful Calligraphy tip?
Practise and more practise in the early stages of your adventure into calligraphy develops an undying love of the fine art and all the associated arts.

You would like to see Calligraphy Southscribes where in one year’s time?

Continuing to bring this beautiful art to the attention of people, so that it does not disappear into the sands of time, only to be lost again for hundreds of years.  By using the electronic media and any other means to our advantage, increase our membership so that we can influence others particularly the younger generation to see the advantage of using knowledge that has survived for centuries and is the basis of their taken for granted, writing skills.


Who Are You?                  
Jan Armstrong
What Position/s do you hold at Calligraphy Southscribes?   
 
Treasurer,  Scripts & Scribes for All Seasons Co-Ordinator
How long have you been involved with Calligraphy?             
2 ½ years, enthusiastic learner

Why Calligraphy?                                                                            
Discipline, Discipline, discipline

Favourite Hand and Why?                                                      
Copperplate

Favourite Piece of Calligraphy Gear and Why?                    
Coke Pen suits my messy style

Most successful Calligraphy tip?                                               
Watch, Listen & Learn

You would like to see Calligraphy Southscribes where in one year’s time?

With lots more members, old & new. The core members have so much expertise to share.  We must keep it alive.

Workshop Reminder - Modern Italic

Members and Followers,

Don't forget to book for our next workshop beginning 19 September - Modern Italics. Full details are located on our Workshops Page. You wouldn't want to miss out!