July 7.6.12 Meeting Notes: Filigree Flourishing with Finetec by Victoria Lansford

Our first meeting was a BLAST! We all enjoyed Victoria Lansford’s demo on flourishing and everyone got to dive in on a good hour’s worth of experimentation afterwards.

Here are some great pictures of our group, Victoria’s presentation, and some of the great work produced that night.

Our table of treats was deliciously varied and people were really generous with their materials and knowledge. We had a wonderful range of skill levels and I was really happy to see so many beginners dive right into the process.

I was particularly moved when I realized I was sharing a room with so many important figures that have helped shaped my career (whether they know it or not!) my first calligraphy teacher Carol Gray, one of my first design teachers at Portfolio Center Julia Mahood, and her son Noah Macey who happens to be my youngest calligraphy student to date. Lots of talent and love in that room and let me tell you – the first Penabler meeting couldn’t have been more perfect.

This time next month, our Second Penabler meeting will be on Friday, August 3rd, 2012 from 6-8:30PM. Italian calligrapher Barbara Calzolari will give a lecture and demonstration called “Passion for Calligraphy.” She’s in town that weekend giving the much anticipated 3-day workshop From Nib to Brush.


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