Committee Meeting and Informal Workshop

Dear Members and Followers,

Just a reminder that the first committee meeting and Saturday afternoon informal workshop is being held this Saturday, 1st February.
All members are invited to participate in the meeting. We would love to see you there! The informal workshop is open to all.

Graceful Envelope Contest: The Superlative Letter S

A fun way to jump-start a creative 2014 is by entering the Graceful
Envelope Contest, conducted by the Washington (DC) Calligraphers Guild and
the National Association of Letter Carriers.

The 2014 theme, The Superlative Letter S, asks calligraphers to create a

Graceful Envelope by symbolizing some sentiment starting with the letter S and
addressing it in sublime or spirited script. Deadline is March 24, 2014;
there is no entry fee.

See the Call for Entries

<http://www.calligra phersguild. org/envelope. html>for rules and a
flier <http://www.calligra phersguild. org/PDF/2014Grac efulEnvCall. pdf>.
Please spread the word among your guilds and local schools, because there
are three separate categories for children. Winners will be chosen based on
artistic hand lettering, creative interpretation of the theme and effective
use of color and design, including incorporation of postage stamp(s).

Get inspiration or just enjoy the eye candy by viewing past winning

envelopes. Links are at http://www.calligra phersguild. org/envelope. html

--Lorraine Swerdloff

Graceful Envelope contest coordinator

<http://www.calligra phersguild. org/envelope. html>

Calligraphic Quote

Dear Members and Followers,

How about a calligraphic quote:

"Contained in every bottle of ink is at least one good letter - so keep dipping!" - overheard in a Peter Thorton class

Alpha Erasers - Workshop

Dear Members and Followers,

We are lucky to have a well known Canberra Calligrapher, Pam Kemp, holding a workshop for us on the 8 February. Pam describes this workshop as:

"A fun relaxed way to create an alphabet with a difference and add another dimension to your calligraphic creations. Using the prepared erasers and combining them with lettering, a splash of colour and a touch of gold we will make a finished piece of calligraphy and explore ideas for some smaller projects."

Contact the workshop coordinator for bookings.