Monday, 30 March 2009

April Meeting a week earlier

Just a quick note to remind people that our next meeting in April is a week earlier than normal so it will be Saturday 4 April, as the next Saturday is Easter.

Hope to see you all there.

Monday, 16 March 2009

North Yorkshire Scribes

We also had a couple of visitors from North Yorkshire Scribes on Saturday - Sarah and Ruth, who came to see our exhibition and then popped back to the meeting for a cup of tea and chat with the rest of the group.

It was lovely to see them both and I hope they enjoyed our work.

Their exhibition this year will be in Ripon Cathedral during October so I'll post some more information in it nearer the time.

March Meeting - new members and a handwriting competition

We had 5 new members - yes 5! at our meeting on Saturday. All relative beginners so Terry took them under his wing and started them off with a Round Hand tutorial for the day.

I have to say many thanks to Terry for this as he was excellent with them and they all had a positive day. I'm looking forward to seeing them in April.

As we had no tutor this month the rest of the group all undertook the task of judging a handwriting competition! - this is part of the Northern Pen Show that is held on 25th April in Lytham, near Blackpool.

We had 6 schools enter, with 3 age groups (8-9yrs, 9-10yrs and 10-11 yrs). A piece of literature had been pre-chosen for each age group so that they were all judged fairly.

We took a school each and judged the winners of the three age groups, then came the harder task of choosing an overall winner - we went back and forward between a couple of entries for quite a while before agreeing on a winner - all the winners will be announced on the day so I'm not going to spoil the suprise!

But I will say WELL DONE to everyone who entered!

below are some images from the day

Terry's example of Capital Lettering

Judging the competition!

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Hand-made cards - baby girl

Well, finally someone I know has had a baby girl - everyone else has had boys recently so it's lovely to be able to do something in pink!

Hand-made cards - baby boy

here are some pictures of the card I made for a baby boy - using handmade paper, watercolours and acrylic ink.