November Ink Drops 2021

Next Meeting: December 1, 2021

Time: 7:00 PM MDT via ZOOM

Instructor: Carrie Imai

Lettering Style: Carrioka and Other Dances

(The supply list and exemplars and Zoom link have been set.)

Letters and Lines Theme for December

What flies when it’s born, lies when it’s alive, and runs when it’s dead?… A Snowflake.

This powdery one-of-a-kind work of art is six-sided, glittery, soft, and a unique amalgamation of many parts …and that snow laughing matter!

With a nod to our recent weather theme, and perhaps by incorporating the recent mandala tutorial, create your idea of what a snowflake is, should be, or could be.

Snow-and-tell: It’s as unique as you and as beautiful!

Sonia Myers



Meet Your ECS Volunteers

Hi everyone. My name is Peggy Marce. I am currently working alongside Barb Keir on the Workshop Committee coordinating the monthly meeting programs for the 2021-22 year. It was great fun contacting well-known calligraphy artists from around the world asking them to instruct our guild. I do hope you’ve been enjoying this experience.

I am a founding member of ECS, becoming the first President of the guild 35 years ago and was involved when we formed the society, enduring all of the growing pains. Through the years I have held just about all of the various Executive positions and have served on many committees. I have been a member of ECS all along, taking a wee break from time to time, and became a bit more active again just before COVID. My interest in calligraphy started in my late teens when I inherited a box of old pens, nibs and books from my grandfather. I dabbled with it through my 20’s, learning from basic instructional books, and when I moved to Edmonton in 1980, I contacted Jeanine Alexander and the fun began! I started taking lots of classes and workshops and even began teaching beginner classes for the guild and Edmonton Public School’s Continuing Education Program. I am mainly interested in the historical hands like Foundational or Bookhand, Uncial and Italic. Recently, since I retired, I have been enjoying the opportunities that Zoom has allowed and have been rekindling my interest taking lots of online workshops from some long-admired, and many new calligraphy instructors.


October Letters and Lines Theme – Weather


October’s Mentor Meet-up –Indigenous-Themed Cards (Instructor – Carolyn Wagner)





Pauline Baynes found this while looking up Textura Quadrata back when we had our Texture Theme. Unfortunately, it got forgotten in my email file and just resurfaced when I was looking for saved bits of information. Pauline says it is quite interesting. You can scroll through the pages and zoom in to see finer details on the letters.




John Neal Bookseller  Numerous Online Classes

Denis Brown A Variety of Classes

Sandia Workshops Online Calligraphy Classes

Society for Calligraphy Several Classes

Lettering Daily Tutorials and Guides

Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society Videos For Beginners

Calligraphy Masters Frak One Free Foundational Tutorial

Ink Me This Numerous Online Classes

Chicago Calligraphy Collective Several Workshops Online Exhibition

Portland Society For Calligraphy Gallery Display

Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society Video Guides for Beginners

Society of Scribes Upcoming Workshops

Kallialitheia Beginner Calligraphy Tips

Calligrafile Calligraphy Guilds & Conferences

Free Classes – Jillian & Jordan of Loveleigh Loops Calligraphy Foundations

Free Beginner Class – Becca CourticeThe Happy Ever Crafter Modern Calligraphy Lessons

WRITE ON THE EDGE – WHERE CALLIGRAPHERS FLOURISH The 40th International Calligraphy Conference

Saturday, June 25 to Saturday, July 2, 2022


After our very successful Weathergrams Project for the Grey Nuns Hospital and our ‘Sticks and Stones’ project for their

Spiritual Care department, we have been asked to provide lettering for two more groups. The Cross Cancer Institute and

the Edmonton General Hospital would like us to provide them with positive, hopeful, and comforting words on stones,

too. Please contact Jeanine Alexander if you would like to participate, and haven’t provided your name.

Keep on creating!



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