Saturday, March 31, 2018

Format changeover

Still on my little initials, waiting for the muses to visit me again.
I have a lot of 6x15 scraps of paper, so I change a little bit from my eternal 10x10 square, it doesn't change the letters (still about 2 cm in diameter) but it makes the filigree slender.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Not inspired

Right now, I'm having trouble finding inspiration or rather, I don't like any of the work I'm starting and I'm throwing hours of work in the trash.
It's not the first time this has happened to me and I think we all go through this kind of period.
While waiting for inspiration to come back, I do filigrees, at least I'm pretty sure I'll do something not too bad.

small initials with walnut stain and iron gall ink

I even compose new characters because I'm a little bit tired of the Latin alphabet

and then I advance little by little on a more ambitious work but much too long for me to come to the end in only one day.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Sind frei

I continued typing on Namur blue stone, just to experiment with various tools.

It's a bit too blurry for my taste, I'll try another approach but not right away.
I have to wait until the weather improves a little, temperatures and rainfall do not encourage me to work outside for now.

Friday, March 16, 2018


Sorry to have left you without news lately, I was in Belgium to give some courses, the proof in pictures :

already tired

photo bombing (no reason for only others to have fun)

And, did you know, the Namur region produces magnificent blue stones, much used in construction. My hosts (thanks again Geneviève & Eugène!) had some in their backyard that they let me bring back with me.

First engraving try, it's not that yet but it's encouraging

to be followed...