Sunday, April 19, 2015

Albertus

I know I don't post very often these last weeks but it's because of spring, spring & garden. And this means a lot of work.
I nevertheless continue to work on different projects (even if they have a very tiny link with calligraphy) & I consequently have the pleasure of introducing Albertus (he's missing 1 & a half arm but that will probably be solved shortly).



He also has no head (I'll find one) and no legs but that's not necessary :-)

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Merci

An M to say thank you (in french we say merci).

I designed the cadel from patterns previously seen in different manuscripts.


And, as you would have guessed, it's been done with electro etching on tin.





Monday, April 6, 2015

knitting

Winter is coming. I know spring has just begun but, winter is coming.
I consequently decided to get myself to knitting. As I just can't cope with needles and wool, I opted for steel and copper so as to make myslef a scarf for winter (cos it's coming !!).


I doubt it can keep me warm, but until then, it keeps me busy :-)

Monday, March 16, 2015

Circles

No, I'm not forgetting you, neither do I forgot calligraphy.
The fact is that I have quite a lot of work right now and that I'm working on a new project I can't tell you about for the moment.
As a starter, just a pic :


Sunday, March 8, 2015

weekend report

An ill apple tree cut, 20 m² of ground digged, 5 rose bush and an orange tree transplanted, lots of other maintenance works in the garden... To make it short, I spent all my weekend in the garden.
But, as I woke up early, I found time to etch a new cadel initial, inspired by the same manuscript as the previous one (Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, AN II 3).



It's quite different from the cadel initials I already made & I like it.
I think I'll made other ones inspired by the same manuscript but the priority now is the maintenance of the garden :-)


Saturday, March 7, 2015

Cadel initial

Spring is coming and my garden requests all of my time, so no time to do calligraphy. But, surfing on the web, I came accross a manuscript with quite a lot of cadel initials and could not resist. So here is a new cadel initial, inspired by the Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, AN II 3, an initial P, as usual, acid-etched on zinc.



I'm quite happy with it, partly because I could make it smaller than the previous ones without loosing the quality of the etching. It is 6 cm high.

Soon more initials inspired by the same manuscript, if gardening does not take all my spare time :-)