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Bridger Mountain Scribes

The Bridger Mountain Scribes of Montana comprises calligraphers in southwest Montana, including Bozeman and Gallatin Gateway. We meet once a month to discuss calligraphy, artists books, and other book arts, usually on the 2nd Monday of the month and, in normal times, at the Bozeman Public Library. However, our meetings are being held via Zoom during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are a member guild of the statewide Montana guild, Big Sky Scribes. If you’d like to find out more about calligraphy in southwest Montana, attend our meetings, or join the guild, email

July 2022 meeting

Our next meeting will take place on Monday, July 11, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM in the meeting room at the Cold Smoke Coffeehouse just off 19th and Oak.

We had a very light turnout in June, but we shared what we had been working on, as usual, and I shared Diana’s sampler¬†work-in-progress. We are continuing our work on samplers this month.

On July 11, we will share our sampler and/or continue our study of the italic hand, changing up various aspects of the hand to get some variations. If you missed the earlier meetings, no worries. Feel free to jump in this month.

Bring a 2mm pen, ink, and practice paper. I’ll provide fresh guidelines. We’ll leave italic variations that are all 5 pen-widths high and venture further afield.

Diana and Gloria have been in contact with people who manage venues that host artist exhibitions. We can discuss progress on that at the July meeting.

Donna and I have been experimenting with modifying our Parallel Pens to get thinner hairlines. We can show what we’ve done. If you’re interested in trying it with your Parallel Pen(s), bring them along to the July meeting.

I hope to see you there! Bring your sampler projects. And don’t forget to bring any other interesting¬†projects you’ve been working on. We want to see them! Here’s an image of two works in progress by Diana, for inspiration:

Diana’s work in progress on the sampler project.