Monday, March 16, 2015


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 :-)

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Kakemono or makimono ?

My latest work, filigrees made with acrylic paint on cloth, is going on.
I don't have any plan, I just draw things as they come. But, I were to make a kakemono and now, I feel it looks much better as a makimono. As it isn't finished yet, I can still change my mind.

What do you think ?

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Iron vine

After having etched a iron plate with a manhole cover pattern, I thought it could be interesting to electro-etch medieval patterns on the same material.
Here is my first try, a white vine.

It's not bad but the sharpeness needs to be enhanced, I have to find another varnish allowing smaller details and also a way to get the plate to rust homogeneously.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Know thyself

An umpteenth version of this sentence engraved on the Oracle's temple in Delphi : Know thyself.

This time, I mixed an embossed roman capital with its greek counterpart, letterred on tin and electro-etched to show the hidden parts of the roman caps.
I'm very happy with the result, already thinking of new works using the same technique. Impatient !!!

To see the whole thing, click here. The pic is not very good, it's difficult to get enough light to reveal the whole etching :-\

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Filigrees on cloth

It's been a long time since I last worked on cloth and, right now, I'm just longing for it...

I forgot how long it is to get things done on cloth, this is what I achieved after 3 hours of work :-)