November’s Inkdrops

Next meeting: December 4, 2019

(Doors open at 5:30 to set up tables and chairs. Meeting begins at 6:00)


Letters & Lines Theme: “Joy”


Learn to Letter: Lively Versal ‘J’ for Joy


Project: Seasonal Cards for groups and organizations with whom we have a relationship.


Surprise Project: Pauline and Jeanine have a fun gift project for you to make and take home.

Come and join us for a fun-filled evening. There will be some sweet snacks, too!

Our room was filled with 34 enthusiastic ECS members requiring an extra table! We continued to grow our membership with two new people attending our November meeting.

Learn to Letter:

Gail led us through some warm-up strokes and practice shapes to prepare for the Lively Versals we made by following the step-by-step exemplar. These were based on Sherri Keisel’s ‘Kersals’. Once the letters and backgrounds were completed, they were mounted on coloured card stock, ready to be given to a friend. Perhaps some will end up in envelopes for the December exchange!

























































































Three Bags Full Draw


Kathy and Edwina provided three splendid packages for our draws and thanks are given to Lilian for donating some of her beautiful acrylic snowflakes to the collections. Every month there are new delights in their bags, so bring your money and help support your ECS!









Letters and Lines

The Theme for this month is “Under the Sea”.





















































Lots to look at for Letters and Lines. Thank you to all those who shared.
































































































































The next 5 pieces were done in Sally Towers-Sybblis’ “Leaves and Letters” workshop: 





















Katherine had a number of monoline, Pilot Parallel Pens, and water brushes for sale, and created some

card/envelope packages for members to buy. She brought a number of her personal cards to demonstrate a

variety of possibilities and encourage our creativity.

















November’s Brush Lettering One Day Workshop

Work done in Jeanine Alexander’s Waterbrush Lettering Workshop. Thank you Jeanine for a fantastic day.


































Different brush types used by participants.






















Here are the envelopes received and displayed this month.
































If you joined the ECS or renewed your membership by Oct. 2, 2019, you are included in our Directory if you have given permission to have your information published. Please find it attached to this email. Some members wish to print it and fold it into a booklet directory. Thank you Cynthia for pulling it together!



June 6 & 7, 2020

Phawnda Moore

Watercolour Letters and Design

Register at the monthly meetings. $180.00

Suitable for all levels.

Phawnda’s Facebook page.






We will be meeting at the Artelier at 10 AM to continue working with Versal letters, but will be do some lettering on black paper. Bring a pencil, an eraser, pencil crayons, chalk or chalk pastels if you have them, white gel pens (Signo is a good choice).

If you wish to stay after lunch (bring your own or go to a nearby restaurant), we will do some Clothesline Caps that you can use under your Versal letters. All paper will be provided. This is free for members and $10 for guests.





Sunday, December 1    Bountiful Farmers’ Market     8:30 AM to 5 PM

Thank you to Pauline, Jeanine, and Gail, who spent two separate sessions to create 474 rustic, earth-tone gift tags to offer to the public at our display table. We will be lettering the “To” person’s name and are suggesting a donation of $1 each, with the money going to our Write On Wendy bursary program, as we hope to support our members in their bids to attend ABC 2020 in Red Deer next August.


We are required to be there to set up at 8:30 AM and must stay until 5 PM. So far, only Amy has signed up for a 2-hour shift. We need several more people who are able to write names on the tags. (You know who you are, you letter-lovers!) We also welcome those of you who do not feel that you are able to letter, but can talk up the benefits of becoming an ECS member! Please email Gail asap to sign up and lend a hand at this exciting Outreach project.


Gail Fournier

ECS President






























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