Saturday, November 29, 2014

Our Annual Winter Gathering

It's once again time for our annual winter gathering and card exchange. This is the one meeting of the year when we don't have a workshop. It is a time to celebrate and enjoy. Everyone is invited! You do not have to be in the exchange to come! Please bring a (not too gooey) finger food to share and come hang out with your Norbag friends.

We won't have the library at the gathering, but there will be a box so you can return any books you may have checked out.

We will meet at 12 noon on Saturday December 13 at Sandy V.'s house (not our usual meeting place!). Please check your printed newsletter for directions. (And thank you Sandy for once again graciously being our host!)

Friday, November 14, 2014

Workshop on November 8th with Judy Detrick

We had a wonderful time learning how to decorate capital letters, and it isn't just coloring in the blanks! The hardest part was learning how to "puddle" the watercolor or gouache and move the color around without letting the brush actually touch the paper. 

Here are some of our working models. 

Monday, November 3, 2014

November Workshop: Lettering

A time-honored way of capturing viewer attention and setting the stage for what’s to come is with a colorful decorated capital. In this workshop you will work through the stages of drawing your capital letter, applying a design motif to it, tracing it, and transferring it to its final destination. You will learn several layout tricks to position your capital in just the right place, although standing alone is fine, too. Then you will learn painting techniques with watercolor or gouache to bring your capital to life in full, living color. 

You may notice we are not showing Judy's project pictures here. Instead, we ask that
you go to: and see the examples of her work in color. on the Sept 23rd posting.

As of now, space is still available. Check with Dolores as to availability by contacting her at the email address in the sidebar.

Tools to Bring:
● Pencil
● Ruler
● Eraser
● Watercolor brush size 001 

● Small water jar
● Rag or paper towels

What will be provided:
● Everything else, including: 
● Watercolor paper
● Handout
● Watercolor paint and gouache

Meeting Details

Bring your lunch. Members who are not signed up are welcome to come
to the noon meeting and book exchange.

Decorated Capitals with Judy Detrick
Saturday, November 8 9am—4pm
Eureka United Methodist Church, Corner of Del Norte and F Street

Space is available
Contact Dolores (see newsletter) 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

October Workshop: Gone Batty

Bat Book Workshop with Edge Gerring 

This month, in honor of Halloween, we will create a Bat Book. When folded, it will be 5" long. When opened, there is a tab that opens his eyes. The tab is attached to a slender poem, a little card—whatever you would like.

Tools to bring:
Glue Stick (Edge will bring Aleene's Quick Dry Tacky Glue to share)
1/4" hole punch (Edge will bring one to share) Scissors
Bone folder

Materials to bring:
Paper : 6" x 12" minimum size. MiTientes or light card stock for bat, thinner paper for inner color (optional).
1-1/2" wide strip of paper for accordion fold piece, or small paper that will fold to 1-1/2" wide. 

What will be provided:
● Pattern
● Instructions 

● Velcro dots.

Little Bat Book with Edge Gerring 

Saturday, October 18, 12 noon 

NEW LOCATION: Eureka United Methodist Church, 520 Del Norte St 

RSVP? Yes, by Oct 11. See newsletter for details.

Cost? None 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

November Workshop Registration Forms

Decorated Capitals Workshop 

Taught by Judy Detrick – November 8, 2014

Whether hand drawn or type set, initial capitals adorned with textures, patterns and colors are
certain to draw attention to any text. You will work through the stages of drawing your capital
letter, applying a design motif to it, tracing it, and transferring it to its final destination. Then you
will learn painting techniques with watercolor or gouache to bring your capital to life in full, living

Tools List for Workshop:

Pencil, ruler, eraser, watercolor brush size 00, 2 or 3 tubes of gouache or watercolor, small palette,
colored pencils, small water jar, rag.

Cost: $40 plus $5 materials

When: Saturday, November 8, 2014

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (with 1 hour lunch break)

Location: United Methodist Church – Del Norte & F Streets in Eureka
See (September 2 post) for maps

To register, complete the form and send with your $45 check made payable to NORBAG.
Must be received by October 28th
NAME_____________________________________________ PHONE___________________
EMAIL ADDRESS______________________________________________________________
PO BOX 225 – CUTTEN, CA 95534

Click to download registration form (pdf) 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Directions to New Meeting Place

Note: Workshop Information is the post below this one.

Happy Navigating! Thanks to Bobbie for the maps.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Bow Tie Workshop

with Beth McIlraith

Beth's beautiful bow-tie book

This month's workshop with Beth McIlraith will teach participants how to repurpose an unwanted book into a beautiful hand-stitched journal with pockets.
The workshop is no longer available for sign-ups. NORBAG members should have received a registration form with last month's newsletter and sent their fees to Beth by August 15.

Even if you are not signed up for the workshop, please join us from noon to 1pm for the book exchange and Free Stuff highlighted in the article on page 3 of the newsletter. 

Saturday, September 13
9am - 4pm

Eureka United Methodist Church, 520 Del Norte St
Corner of F & Del Norte Streets
in Eureka

Closed on August 15

In September, October, and November we will be meeting in the Fellowship Hall at the United Methodist Church in Eureka as we no longer have access to HSU. The address is 520 Del Norte Street and is located at the corner of Del Norte and F Streets with the Church facing F Street. You may park either on F Street (in front of the church), or in the Church's parking lot which is accessed from G Street. To access the parking lot, drive to G Street and enter a long driveway (next to a long hedge) which is directly behind the church. The door to the Fellowship Hall will be on your right as you enter the breezeway. If you park on F Street, go through the breezeway and the door will be on your left. This is a large room which will allow us more flexibility in the type of workshops we can offer. (See Change of Date on page 3 for meeting date change for October)