This summer I signed up for a stonecarving class at Pratt, which is Seattle's Central District. It's an amazing place and it feels like home to be in a studio space again with people making things.
I was very lucky to get Sabah Al Dhaher as my instructor. A lot of the people in my class have been taking classes with him for years. The class was great because we only worked with chisels and hand tools, no power tools. I loved it. There is nothing quite like the feeling of moving your chisel through the stone. I'm hooked and have signed up for another class in the fall. Below is my first attempt.
In all of my ePortfolio work I talk about using the blog as an engine for collecting evidence and tagging that evidence so that during the selection process it is easy to filter. But I never follow my own advice. So as of today (1/15/13) I am going to begin dumping things in here and see if I can train myself to get in the habit of posting something at least once a week.