Features from the FOTA
As best I can tell, FOTA has several references on marbling in the library. Two copies of Marbling, by Diane and Paul Maurer (both checked out at the time I wrote this), "How to Marbleize Paper," and "Paper Pleasures", both of which I can really recommend.
"How to Marbleize Paper," by Gabriele Grunebaum is a thirty-page workbook with black and white illustrations and a good bit
of text, but the color illustrations of marbled papers on inside and
outside covers are enough to tempt anyone to give marbling a try.
A simple, effective, marbling "how-to" can be found in pages 82-92 of "Paper Pleasures", by Faith Shannon. FotA is fortunate to have two (maybe three) copies of this beautiful book, so anyone who wants to
master marbling over the summer should come to the June meeting and visit the library to check out these goodies.
— Kathleen Herndon, FOTA Librarian
FOTA Needs YOU:
Opportunities to Volunteer
As of our last board meeting it was made clear that, due to some of our best and brightest moving away, FOTA is left with vacancies in some of its key positions. We'd love to fill these posts with people as bright and beloved as those who left them.
So, help us out and join the elite cadre of FOTACorps.
- Director of Exhibitions and Community Outreach
- Master of Cupcakes
- Sultan of Scrapbook
- Minister of Greeting Cards
- Picnic Organisers
- Assistants for Founders' Day Activities
Contact Emily if you need more info on what exactly these positions are, or want to put yourself forward.
Le Dejeuner Sur L'Herbe:
The 2005 FOTA Picnic!
There will be NO MEETING in JULY...because we're heading to the FOTA Picnic instead! This year, Carol Gray will be hosting the event at Avondale Estates on Saturday, July 30th. The event is ALWAYS a great time and this year we'll be keeping up that tradition. Get your food, your Fanta and your most festive face on to have a blast down Avondale way. Details and directions will be forthcoming.
Our Next Program:
Calligraphy in the Garden
Monday, June 13th
At our next meeting we're taking calligraphy off the drawing board and into the great outdoors. Come see novel approaches to combining the beauty of letter forms with nature's own creativity.
As an added bonus (and for decorative reasons), members are encouraged to BYOP — Bring Your Own Plant — and take part in a garden exchange after the program.
Refreshments will be on offer and we
encourage you to peruse our terrific library during the social time or take a look at members' work at the Member Table.
As always, we are hosted at the beautiful Trinity United Methodist
THERE WILL BE NO REGULAR MEETING IN JULY!
July's meeting will be the Annual FOTA Picnic
Upcoming FOTA Program schedule
Marie Perrier-Penloup and Dave Wood
Two-Day "La Ronde" (Batarde Blackletter)
with Marie Perrier-Penloup
Marie is a superb calligrapher from
Paris, who will be offering a two-day course in this cursive variant of Blackletter. The study is an excellent follow-on for those who took Ward Dunham's workshops and a good foundation for those who did not. Marie's own work is pure precession, and has added a fluency that is decorative and charming.
Saturday & Sunday, July 16th and 17th
The Village Corner Restaurant
Cost $ 85.-, due with sign-up by July 2d.
Sometime this autumn —
Dave Wood: The Northern Hemisphere Tour!
England, Germany, USA - cris-crossing it twice).
No exact workshop subject specified as yet, but creative layout is a strong possibility. More
developments on this workshop to come....
For this wonderful selection of learning payments are required in
full. Please make out separate checks for each. It makes returning
money easier if one or the other workshop does not make quota.
THESE WORKSHOPS ARE OPEN TO NON-MEMBERS! Feel free to
IAMPETH & Legacies Conferences
IAMPETH (The Int'l Assoc. of Master Penmen,
Engrossers, & Teachers of Handwriting) hosts its 56th Annual Convention in New Orleans, August 8th through 13th For information and to register: www.iampeth.com and our own site.
Legacies 25th Annual week-long residential letter arts conference takes place July 23 through 30th at the Hyatt Regency DFW in Dallas.
For information and to register: www.legacies2005.com
Download the FOTA Promotional Poster
Now available for download, FOTA Calligraphy Guild posters suitable for hanging any place that you think might benefit from awareness of our group. Featuring beautiful calligraphy work from our own Michael Smith, the poster is a full color PDF file (requiring Adobe Acrobat Reader available here) that can be downloaded and printed from your own printer. Just click the poster link or image below to view and print.
Download FOTA Poster
(1.7MB PDF file).
To save this poster to your computer:
Download the TEAR TABS! (391K - very small - PDF file) These information tear off tabs may also be printed and cut to fix to the bottom of the main poster.
- RIGHT CLICK on the link
- Select "save target as"
- A computer directory window will pop us allowing you to choose where you would like the file to be saved
- Select the directory to save and click "open"
- The file will be saved to that directory and you can open it with Adobe Acrobat PDF reader
- Print poster as ordinary letter sized document