Newsletter

Our newsletters provide news of society activities, workshops, classes, international conferences, hints, tips & techniques, book reviews and calligraphic contributions from our members.

Supplemental flyers update members to meetings, and late breaking news.

You can download our most recent newsletters below. (Adobe Reader is required to read PDFs; download the latest version.)

Download Screen Res PDF2017–2 (May)

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  • Workshop review: Textura and Fraktur workshop with Yukimi Annand
  • Photographing Calligraphy Part 2, by David Gasser
  • Postcard Journaling by Pat Vizzini
  • “The Improbable Calligrapher” by Caryl McHarney
  • Program: Ink & Paper Sampling review
  • Pointed Pen Variations with Jane Shibata workshop review (Letters-CA Style)
  • Gestures in Graphite with Barbara Close workshop view (Letters-CA Style)
  • Blackletter mini-workshops review
  • Book review: Decorated Lettering by Jan Pickett
  • Tips for Lettering Artists, and more

Download Screen Res PDF2017–1 (January)

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  • Field Trip to The Sign Store with Al Padilla
  • Ornaments for the Xmas Memorial Tree
  • 2016 Xmas Party photo gallery
  • Neuland (exemplar & text) by Carl Rohrs
  • Workshop review: John Stevens “Capital Intensive” at Camp Cheerio
  • Christmas Cards photo gallery
  • Photographing Calligraphy Part 1, by David Gasser
  • Valentine Cards for Meals On Wheels clients (update: 650 card goal was achieved!)
  • Call for Entries for Graceful Envelope contest
  • Tips for Lettering Artists

Download Screen Res PDF2016–3 (November)

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  • Cover: Bill Kemp's certificate for Jan Florence.
  • Susanne Moores Landscape, Language & Letters, Ghost Ranch workshop photo gallery
  • Bill Kemp teaching at IAMPETH photo gallery
  • Weathergrams Event at Open Space, Albuquerque
  • Workshop review: Nancy Culmone's Contemporary and Decorated Letters
  • Eat Your Words - by Kathy Chilton
  • Field trip to the New Mexico State Archives
  • Show of Hands 2016 Conference workshop review: Yves Leterme's Brush Fiesta
  • New Mexico State Fair 2016 - Calligraphy Exhibit photo gallery
  • How to Cut a Quill - by Ralph Douglass (1951)
  • Tips for Lettering Artists

Download Screen Res PDF2016–2 (August)

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  • Cover: Pat Vizzini, from Barry Morentz class
  • Heather Held’s Victorian Pen workshop review
  • Ghost Ranch workshop reviews: Suzanne Moore, Gemma Black
  • Letters-CA Style workshop reviews: Barry Morentz, Carrie Imai, Linda Schneider
  • Show of Hands 2016 Conference workshop reviews: Christopher Haanes, Elmo van Slingerland
  • The Real Reason We Put Stamps in
    the Top Right Corner
  • Sharon Zeugin on Developing a Personal
    Script (April 2016 presenter)

Download Screen Res PDF2016–1 (April)

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  • Cover: Janice Gabel, from Lettering in 3D class.
  • Envelopes from Alan Jackman (exhibit review)
  • Julie Gray's Lettering in 3D workshop review
  • The Story of Yellow
  • In Memory of Joseph A. Teresi (1918 - 2015)
  • Photo gallery: Escribiente programs and classes
  • Amity Parks'A Sharp Pencil and a Keen Eye (Graphite Techniques) workshop review
  • Escribiente Library – new additions
  • Study opportunities (Ghost Ranch, Italy)

Download Screen Res PDFSummer 2015

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  • Cover: Betsy Townsend’s weaving of a child’s lettering.
  • Carrai Imai Workshop: Mastering Italic (review)
  • Postcard Journaling, by Pat Vizzini
  • Photo gallery: Nancy Napier’s Bookbinding Workshop
  • In Memory of Betsy Brown Townsend
  • Lettering in a Circle, by Esther Feske
  • Upcoming, Resources, News, and more...

Download Screen Res PDFSpring 2015

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  • Cover: Ginger Larkin’s page from Sharon Zeugin’s workshop
  • Sharon Zeugin Workshop: The Journal is the Destination (review)
  • Pointed Pen Weekend workshop with Bill Kemp (review)
  • Wrapping Up The Year (Holiday Party, December 2014)
  • Upcoming, Resources, News, and more...

Download Screen Res PDFFall 2014

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  • Legacies II Calligraphy Conference Review, by Julie Gray
  • Literally Letters at Ghost Ranch Review, by Beth House
  • Yukimi Annand Ghost Ranch Workshop, by E. Klingner
  • Sins & Salvations in Calligraphy, by Esther Feske
  • Calligraphy for the holidays (announcements)
  • Workshop announcements, tips and news...

Download Screen Res PDFSummer 2014

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  • Amy Jones: Lettering as Texture Workshop Review
  • Louis Grunewald: Good Hues Workshop Review
  • Rodger Mayeda – Pen Holders and more
  • A New Mexican Calligrapher in NY – by Margie Disque
  • The Color Red through the Years – by Margie Disque
  • In Memory of Jay Lee Evans
  • Paraprosdokians (Figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected, frequently humorous.)
  • Tips, News and more...

Download PDFWinter 2013–2014 (1Mb PDF)

  • Member Profile: Julie Gray
  • Peter Thornton: Layout & Design Workshop Review
  • Peter Thornton: Decorated Versals Workshop Review
  • Recent meetings review
  • In Memory of Mary Lou Cook; Harry L. Dougherty, Sr; and Gwen Sartwell Weaver
  • Notable Quotables
  • Book in a Box (a Milk or Juice Carton Box!)
  • Meeting Minutes, Calendar, and more...

Download PDFFall 2013 (1Mb PDF)

  • St. Marks on the Mesa exhibit
  • 64th IAMPETH Annual Convention review
  • Courageous Kemp Thwarts Titivillus!
  • Tips from IAMPETH Classes
  • The Summit Scribes in Colorado Springs
  • Summit Tales & Tips
  • Confessions of a Paperholic, by Caryl McHarney
  • Notable Quotables
  • Meeting Minutes, Calendar, and more...

Download PDFSummer 2013 (1.4Mb PDF)

  • IAMPETH Conference preview; Steel Pen Manufacture
  • Bill Kemp’s Engrosser’s Script Exemplar
  • Calligraphy and Petroglyphs
  • Field Trips and local Art Stores
  • The Traveling Calligrapher (building a travel kit)
  • Paste Paper Play, and paste paper recipes
  • Directions for creating a Flag Book
  • Meeting Minutes, Calendar, and more...

Download PDFApril 2013 (1.7Mb PDF)

  • IAMPETH Conference Faculty Roster
  • Impressions! Exhibit photo gallery
  • White Vine & Gold Leaf: A Workshop with Beth House
  • Meditation and the Art of Botanicals byDiane Inman
  • Workshop Review: Janet Takahashi’s Artful Journals
  • Directions for making The Snail Book
  • Meeting Minutes, Calendar, and more...

Download PDFFall 2011 (3.6Mb PDF)

  • Bill Kemp’s Pointed Pen Workshop Review
  • Nancy Culmone’s “Color it Luscious” Workshop Review
  • Sharon Zeugin’s “Ghost Ranch Sketchbook” Workshop Review
  • IAMPETH Conference review & photo gallery
  • Sheila Waters “The Golden Thread” Workshop review
  • New Mexico State Fair Escribiente photo gallery
  • Book reviews, St. John’s Bible, Graceful Envelope, upcoming calendar, workshops, and more...

Download PDFSummer 2011 (2.6Mb PDF)

  • Letters-California Style Conference Review 2
  • Excerpt: Popular Educator, by R.S. Peale (1885)
  • Photo Gallery: Judy Melvin Workshop
  • Member Profile: Janice Gabel
  • Samples from Kathy Chilton’s Advanced Class
  • Upcoming: Bill Kemp Pointed Pen Workshop
  • Upcoming calendar, workshops, and more

Download PDFSpring 2011 (2.7Mb PDF)

  • Letters-California Style Conference Review
  • Photo Gallery: Christmas card designs
  • “Stained Glass Windows” by Caryl McHarney
  • “Christmas Day 2010” by Donna Fastle
  • Lettering ornaments for Presbyterian Hospital
  • Upcoming: Judy Melvin Workshop
  • Upcoming calendar, workshops, and more

Download PDFWinter 2010 (1.5Mb PDF)

  • Review: Barbara Close Pointed Brush Workshop
  • The Making of Pens and Quills
  • Photo Gallery: 2010 NM State Fair Exhibit
  • Member Profile: Alma Sanderson
  • Upcoming calendar, workshops, and more

Download PDFFall 2010 (1.3Mb PDF)

  • Review: 61st IAMPETH Convention
  • Review: ABC 2010 Conference in Red Deer, Canada
  • “What I Learned This Summer" by Janice Gabel
  • “The Enchanted Envelope” Traveling Exhibit
  • Mini-workshop: Embossed Metal Pix Frames
  • Ghost Ranch and Odyssey workshops
  • Member Profile: Pat Vizzini
  • Cleaning out your Studio
  • Upcoming calendar, workshops, and more

Download PDFSummer 2010 (1.3Mb PDF)

  • Bill Kemp’s Engrosser Script workshop review
  • Durable new blue pigment
  • Peace banners (photo gallery)
  • Mini-workshops (photo gallery)
  • Bookmarks for Corp of Engineers
  • Member Profile: Esther Feske
  • The new Trajan Alphabet
  • Upcoming calendar, member news, tips, and more

Download PDFSpring 2010 (1.5Mb PDF)

  • Letters California Style 2010: Gothic Blackletter by DeAnn Singh workshop review
  • First Unitarian Church Calligraphy Show (photo gallery)
  • Handmade Christmas Cards (photo gallery)
  • Member Profile: Ron Friederich
  • Obituaries: Shirl Breitling; Ann Van Tassell
  • Upcoming calendar, member news, and more

Download PDFWinter 2009 (1.3Mb PDF)

  • 2009 NM State Fair Photo Gallery
  • In Memoriam: Rae Champagne
  • “Origin of Pen Pressure Capitals”, by Julian Waters
  • Sheila Waters’ Master Class workshop review
  • “Scumbling” With Nancy Culmone! (workshop review)
  • Upcoming exhibition calendar, mini-workshop review, bookmarks, and more

Download PDFFall 2009 (1.1Mb PDF)

  • Calligraphy Connection 2009 conference roundup: Neuland and Versals workshop; Sheila Waters’ Double Primary Palette workshop
  • Jan Florence's “Fabulous Flowers, Ferns, and Fun!’ workshop review
  • IAMPETH Conference review
  • Julie Gray’s “Blind Empossing” workshop review
  • Member Profile: Kathy Chilton
  • The Letters Home Project (Sarah Coca)

Download PDFSummer 2009 (1.7Mb PDF)

  • Letters California Style 2009 roundup continued: DeAnn Singh’s Friendly Romans on the Watercolor Front and Nancy Culmone Contemporary Decorated Caps workshops
  • Bill Kemp’s Pointed Pen Variations - Day 1 review (Weaver Writing)
  • Escribiente Gives Back: Thank You Cards for the Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Member Profile: Caryl McHarney

Spring 2009 NewsletterSpring 2009 (1Mb PDF)

  • Letters California Style 2009 roundup
  • In Memoriam: Petrita Alcon
  • Gallery: 2008 Escribiente Christmas Cards
  • Member Profile: Bill Kemp
  • Escribiente Gives Back: Bookmarks, Valentines, Presbyterian Hospice Ornaments

Winter 08 NewsletterWinter 2008 (1Mb PDF)

  • Workshop Review & Gallery: “Nature, Art & Calligraphy’ – Sherrie Lovler (October 2008)
  • Member Profile: Sue Poucher
  • Gallery: Winners at the State Fair
  • Workshop Review: “The Many Faces of Italic’ – Sharon Zeugin teaches at Ghost Ranch (July 2008)
  • Make Your Own Ink!

Fall 08 NewsletterFall 2008 (1.3Mb PDF)

  • A Week at Ghost Ranch with Peter Thornton, 'Pushing the Pencil, Pulling the Pen' (Janice Gabel)
  • Letters Mingle Souls Conference Reports:

    Crafting the Illuminated Miniature (Francis Stoppiello)

    Discovering New Dimensions (Julie Gray)
  • Escribiente’s 30th Birthday Party!
  • Escribiente 2008 Graceful Envelope Entries
  • My First Graceful Envelope Entry (Sue Anne Poucher)
  • Attending the 59th IAMPETH Convention (Bill Kemp)
  • Minutes (May – June 2008)
  • Sherrie Lovler Workshop Flyer