MCBA Visual Journal Collective February Meeting Reminder: Making Reed Pens

February 20, 2011

See the post for complete details and what to bring!!!


Due to weather tonight's meeting has been canceled and we have rescheduled Thomas' presentation for Monday, April 18. (Photography now moves to November to share an evening—but be sure to look at the full schedule on the MCBA Visual Journal Collective Page for updates and changes as they occur. See the "list of pages" in the left column of this blog.)

Visit MCBA during regular business hours to see the Moly_xhibit. We will try to arrange an alternate night talk with artist Marty Harris.

Original post follows…

Artist Thomas Winterstein has waded through marshes, collected and dried reeds, and will be showing us all how to make a reed dip pen at this month's MCBA VIsual Journal Collective Meeting. Create a type of line in your journal you can't achieve any other way.

Join us on Monday (tomorrow), February 21, from 7 to 9 p.m for this fun, instructive meeting, which just might change your life, or at least the way you think about pen and ink.

VERY IMPORTANT: We will be meeting in Room 202 of Open Book. It's at the top of the winding book-page stairway.

What to Bring: Bring a craft knife or an X-Acto with a fresh blade; a cutting mat. If you have a pair of scissors that cut metal bring them too, as we will be cutting a metal ink reservoir—but we'll have some scissors to share.

I'll have ink on hand so that as soon as you finish your pen you can try it out—just bring your journal to work in!

And wait there's more: After our evening's project, artist Marty Harris will be on hand to give us a personal tour of his pet project, Moly_xhibit now at MCBA. (Moleskine accordion books which have been sent around in an exchange with a variety of artists.) You will want to hear the inside scoop from Marty. The artwork is incredible.

Seriously, I can't think of one reason why you wouldn't join us.

Come and be inspired. The meeting is free and open to any adult journal keeper (regardless of skill level and longevity of journal practice). See complete details about the Collective here.

  1. WHY don’t I move to Minnesota????

    • Carolyn
    • February 21, 2011

    Reed pens? I wish I could come.

    • Roz
    • February 21, 2011

    Alas, Carolyn, we had a storm yesterday and last night. The city still hasn’t plowed a lot of people out, and it has started to snow heavily again. So tonight’s meeting was canceled. The speaker will present to our group in April instead, so it’s not like we’re going to miss out—but I had all the ink out and the cutest little vials for ink and I know Tom was all set to go. Sigh.

    So this is why Jeanette shouldn’t move to MN!

    It is beautiful though, if you don’t have to go out in it.

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