The Canberra Calligraphy Society received this greeting and request from our colleagues in Canada. Erin Neilson wrote:
Greetings from Rendez-vous 2019!
We are extending to you a personal invitation to participate in Rendez-vous 2019, the 38th International Calligraphy Conference being held at Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, in the beautiful Eastern Townships, east of Montreal, Québec, Canada. The conference will be held from June 29 until July 6, 2019.
Rendez-vous 2019 will be providing Welcome Bags to each conference attendee, instructor, volunteer etc. - about 450 in all. Each Welcome Bag will contain useful and creative goodies such as art and/or calligraphic supplies, as well as items useful to all participants while attending the conference and beyond.
Unsurprisingly, providing an exciting Welcome Bag to 450 people can be challenging. Because of this, we are asking for your help! The entire calligraphy community is asked to consider making a contribution to the Welcome Bags. This is your opportunity to showcase your guild and the creativity you wish to share.
The Canberra Calligraphy Society rose to the challenge. After a short discussion a decision was made to attempt 450 eucalyptus eco-printed bookmarks! Evocative of Australia as well as Canberra.
The project is nearly complete and we are very happy to be able to contribute 450 bookmarks to our fellow Canadian calligraphers.
Below are just a few of the eco-printed bookmarks before they are wrapped in cellophane with a calligraphic greeting inscribed on each one.
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