August meeting

Our next meeting will take place on Monday, August 18, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM in the Cottonwood Meeting Room at the Bozeman Public Library.

In July, we met again in the library, the first time since library renovation began. The new room is beautiful, with lots of natural light. The meeting began with plans for the Big Sky Scribes fall workshop to be held here in September. Then Diana led us in the second installment of our long-term project of monoline lettering. This month’s work featured capitals on undulating guidelines and lavender.

At our August 18 meeting, we’ll be working with another monoline alphabet and making some new design decisions. Details to come, so watch your inbox and/or this space!

This will be the third meeting in which we work on a long-term project exploring watercolors and monoline lettering. This month we’ll be working with lines 6 and 7 on the Monoline Alphabets sheet, so be sure to bring this handout, and the Paper Ruler guide, to the meeting.

If you’re just joining us for the long-term project, please let us know you’re coming and Diana will have copies of the handouts available for you.

Also, please bring your finished pages from our June and July meetings. It’s always fun to see what everyone has done!


  • Part 1 of the 3rd installment of our long-term project
  • Big Sky Scribes fall workshop, September 9-10 — we’ll discuss, in particular: registration, lunch & snacks for the workshop, Friday night pizza dinner, Saturday night potluck dinner, scribe store, printing the handouts, and anything that comes up between now and then!
  • Part 2 of the 3rd installment of our long-term project
  • Show and share pages from this project and anything else you’ve been doing or seeing or reading

Supplies to bring (these may be updated, so check back):

  • The two handouts you received at June’s meeting
  • A quotation that fits your theme, about 25 words in length
  • A second quotation, related or not, 8-10 words in length
  • 6 x 9 watercolor paper
  • Practice paper (for working with monoline alphabet)
  • Watercolors
  • Brushes
  • Watercolor container
  • Water bottle (with water)
  • Paper Towels
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Micron Pens, Black, in varying sizes .005-08
  • Board, masonite or hard cardboard
  • Watercolor pencils (optional) 
  • Light-tack masking tape (artist’s tape, or blue or purple painter’s tape)

Come prepared with your supplies and be ready to jump into this long-term project!  

As always, please bring anything you’re working on or finished recently. We want to see what creative thing you’ve been up to!

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