Monday, February 14, 2022

Saperlipopette

Just a small note with a variation on the NEULAND, a script that I particularly like for its plastic qualities.

And as it is never enough, some filigrees to embellish the whole.



And a small video showing the process of modification of the letters


If you would like to play this game with me, you can register to my online course for next weekend.
Information and registration link here

Monday, January 31, 2022

Visconti told to the lovers of letters

 You may have heard of the Book of Hours of the Duke of Visconti, a beautiful Italian manuscript from the late 14th century.

You may even have studied fragments of it, whether it be the magnificent rotunda gothic of the text or the countless elements of decoration and illumination.


But do you really know it?


What is this dragon that seems to be holding a child in its mouth?


What does the word dompne mean in the last line? And does a scribe make a lot of mistakes in copying?


Who is this "woman" with three faces?



Where are the beautiful capital letters (including the Y) in this manuscript?


Who are these fiery characters?


What do all these abbreviations mean?


to answer all these questions and many more, you can register for my zoom conference on February 13 at 6pm (replay available for a week) by clicking here

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Happy birthday !

 Today is my wife's birthday.

As I didn't know what to give her, I started to create a new currency and I started with a big banknote, 1 million !

Cashable only with me and in nature :-)




The photo is printed (yes, I know, I should have done it by hand but that's one of the many things I don't know how to do).

Gold leaf for the control strip and the dot of the i, embossing for the number, everything else is done in watercolor, different dilutions of Payne's grey.

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Best wishes

 I wish you all a very happy new year 2022, health, happiness and calligraphy :-)

And here is an A as in Appy New Year!




Wednesday, December 29, 2021

S as in Sarsaparilla

 A little filigree
initial with a few gold dots to delight your eyes during this holiday season.



These filigrees will be the subject of my next online course in English on January 22 & 23.

If you are interested, you will find more information here.

Friday, December 24, 2021

Merry Christmas

 It's that time of year so I'm sharing with you something quick made with liners, just to show that I'm thinking of you this time of year.





And if you don't find what you like under the tree, I've just updated the agenda with face-to-face classes as well as the list of online classes.

Monday, November 29, 2021

Blue circle

I had a leftover blue, so I took a piece of paper and filigree. The circle in the center  is about 2.5cm in diameter.


And I'd like to take this opportunity to tell you that there are still a few places left for the online course on filigree that will take place this weekend. During this course we will discuss the elements present in this little realization.

Information and registration on this page.