Date: 8 June 2019
Lesson: Gothic Blackletter
This was a very free-form thing. Our scribes that participated were on Cobblestone way, which was the Arts & Sciences (A&S) Petting Zoo. We had all kinds of A&S examples of how things were done and most of the exhibits had something hands-on for the girls to try.
In addition to cranking out bookmarks, we had a book set up with a guide sheet, and the kids would stop by, and we’d take turns walking them through how to hold the pen, how to make the marks on the page, and how to build up the chosen letters.
I R N M
I came up with an “i to m” example of how to make an “m” but in the process, they would do an “i”, “r”, and “n”. Several of them caught on as to how many letters they could actually do using only a small set of shapes.
I had the really neat experience of showing several left-handed girls how they could do blackletter. The catch was figuring how HOW.
Again, this was only the bare basics on getting started, but we had a blast!
Story Time (cross posted from my Facebook feed)
I had a great time at the Girl Scouts Jamboree, but the photo below was one of several moments that made me feel so-damn-good. This
I got to help each of them do their first bit of calligraphy.
I wish I’d gotten a picture with the first little girl and her mother. It was a life-changing moment for both of us. She was in one of
It hit me hard. I sat back in the chair for a second, seeing the
It was awesome!
I hope I helped make their day because seeing their reactions sure made mine.