Saturday, June 30, 2012

Stone Cutting Demonstration!

I participated in the Valley Artisans' Coop  Demonstration Day today. We set up a tent in our store parking lot, 33373 Highway 17, Deep River, ON, and several of our members demonstrated watercolour painting, pottery slab building, wheel throwing, sun dying of fabric, wood carving, spinning, and rug hooking. I demonstrated calligraphy and how to cut letters and shapes with a V-cut into slate. It was a wonderful day!  We set up the demonstrations to help celebrate the coop's 25th Anniversary year!!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Printing Arts Fair Road Trip

This album contains slides from my ongoing trip to the Printing Arts Fair at The Museum of Printing in North Andover, MA. It is this coming Sunday from 10-5, and admission is FREE! Stop by if you have time.

The first image is a calligraphy/letterpress piece I created for the Museum to use in a raffle at the Fair. We ended up on a ferry across Lake Champlain, a real surprise and quite fun!There are also photos here of my friend Nora and I at Harcourt Bindery with Sam Ellenport and Firefly Press with John Kristensen. We also managed to walk part of the Freedom Walk and see Gary Gregory at his North Church Colonial Printing Shop ( A MUST SEE) and also to have dinner with dear friend Pat White. We are back next week and I will fill in captions at that time!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Calligraphy Society of Ottawa Brush Writing Workshop with Paul Herrera June 2-3!!!

These are photos taken on "Day One" of a two-day Brush Writing Workshop given by Paul Herrera for the Calligraphy Society of Ottawa June 2-3.  I was there as the "sherpa" for Paul-carrying his things, setting up the room, taking photos and videos-helping him in any way I possibly could. He also asked me to tell some of my Father Catich Stories and to help the students one-on-one. It was a wonderful couple of days. I am still sorting through all the photos and videos and will post more later. This is just the first group from Day One. It was wonderful to see the room go from being set up for the day, and through folks working and Paul's demonstration pieces going up on the wall!! Enjoy!!!