Calligrafest featured continuous demonstrations throughout the
day by Guild members.
Sheila Waters (r.), founder of the Washington Calligraphers Guild,
signed copies of "The Blacksmith's Tale" in addition to displaying,
discussing and selling her calligraphic artwork at Calligrafest.
Joan Machinchick showed how she uses the gocco printer to reproduce
full-color artwork in her studio.
Guild Vice President Tamara Stoneburner, who is coordinating next
year's Calligrafest, shared tips on illuminating initial capitals.
In a silent auction, Calligrafest participants bid on beautiful
artwork donated by some of the nation's top calligraphers.
Guild members (from l.) Suzumi Yasutake, Esther Washington and
Louise Cole staffed the raffle table, where hourly drawings generated
anticipation and excitement.
Michael Clark showed how he produces expressive calligraphy using
a ruling pen and gouache.
Ann Pope created elegant Versal capitals.
In addition to demonstrating lettering tools and supplies for
Paper & Ink Books, Alice (l.) showed a rapt audience how she creates
fanciful illustrations with a broad-edged pen.
The artwork of dozens of calligraphers was for sale at the Oh
My Word Calligraphy booth. Owner Jim Roberts, a member of the Washington
Calligraphers Guild, sells hand-lettered sayings and other calligraphic
art at his store in Ellicott City, MD.
Member Cynthia Campbell sold hand-made books, boxes and such unique
items as flowers made from money at a table she shared with quilter
Roberta Jones (c.).