Guilds and Societies

Calligraphy Guild of Indiana

I so enjoy being a member of this guild of fine people. They are generous, professional, giving, competent, and get excited for each member�s work no matter his or her skill level. I currently serve as the vice-president over our calligraphy exchanges. The guild has bi-monthly meetings and work groups. We do community outreach programs and various exhibits. Professional and non-professional calligraphers are well represented at the Indiana State Fair every summer. This is a great place to get started if you want to learn calligraphy. www.calligin.org

Society of Decorative Painters

SDP is an international organization with a local chapter in Indianapolis (Indy Decorative Artists). When I joined I thought I would learn how to paint European folk styles but I started taking everything that was offered and so now I have a good foundation in acrylics, oils, watercolor, and colored pencil. These ladies have been wonderful mentors to me and most have decades of experience. I have learned how to clean a brush, sold tickets for the quilt we make each year to benefit Riley Children�s Hospital, painted memory boxes for mothers who have lost their babies, dressed up in ridiculous outfits at our annual retreat, and I have even taught these painters some calligraphy. www.decorativepainters.org