Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Cutting Down Blackboard Slate!

My dear friend from the midwest, Paul Herrera, has been here since Sunday. Monday evening he gave the Art on the Lawn Lecture, "The Life and Times of Father Edward Michael Catich," at St. Barnabas. He followed the lecture with demonstration of stone inscription carving. Today he has been helping me cut down my 10 or so large pieces of blackboard slate into manageable pieces. My stone cutting table is finally free from my paper cutter, which is on a new cart. My chisels are in need of sharpening, but I intend to be cutting slate midweek next week!!!

This coming Friday we travel to Ottawa for Paul to give a lecture and teach a two-day course on Brush Writing for the Calligraphy Society of Ottawa. I will be carrying things and helping him any way I possibly can with the workshop. It has been a week full of blessings!

Here are some photos! Enjoy!