Wednesday, July 21, 2021

The garden of delights

 I call it by this name because of the well-being it provides in exchange for the care we provide but it's just my garden.

Here is a calligraphic version in NEULAND variations which lists almost all the contents of the place.

And could I do it without filigrees?

Of course not, I even invented some new patterns for the occasion

And, for once, I put, not only color, but GREEN !!!!

Lots of different greens, mixed with red, blue, yellow, brown but still greens.

The scale is not always respected but the layouts and the general shape are.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Have had enough ?

Well, here it is again.

2 small filigree initials to announce an upcoming online course on the subject.

It will be on August 21 & 22, 2021, online and in English.

Registration here.

The letters are 2cm high, the A is in walnut stain, the C in watercolor and the dots are gilded with gold leaf.

Friday, July 2, 2021

ABC workshop

 I haven't posted anything on this blog for ages, too busy elsewhere.

Summer is here, time to make the workshop more visible for the tourist on the go.

I am open every Saturday morning from 9:30 am to 1 pm and at other times of the week, as soon as I am at work, the workshop is open.

You will have noticed that my taste for shimmering color mixes is becoming more and more pronounced with time.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021


New version of the periodic table of elements. After a reinterpretation of the first version of the Mendeleïev table, this time I used a classification of the elements by energy of first ionization.

The abscissa of the graph is the atomic number (Z) and the ordinate the energy in electronvolt (eV).

Some elements are indicated by their symbol written on an embossed square, the others by a simple golden square with the atomic number in Roman numerals.

For the decoration, I used my small arched filigrees and a copy of the traces left by the disintegration of particles in the CERN collider.

Finally, I added some equations used in the field of ionization.

and here is the final result

Wednesday, April 14, 2021


 I was recently commissioned to do a street number in the Art Nouveau style and with my inevitable filigrees. I did the work on paper and with walnut ink, it will then be engraved, probably on metal by people with the necessary laser engraving equipment.

And while I'm on the subject of filigrees, I'd like to take this opportunity to announce a new (and final) online course in french on the subject on 22 & 23 May.

If you want to participate, you can register here.

Friday, April 9, 2021


 A new filigree initial, in the same style as the previous one. A D this time, still 3 cm high, still gold leaf, Payne grey for the letter and Prussian blue for the filigree.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

I as in filigree

 I'm back to my obsession and present you with the latest one, a Payne grey initial I with a Prussian blue filigree and a few gold dots on the leaf.

And I'd like to take this opportunity to tell you that there are still a few places left for the Filigree 2 course in English on April 10th and 11th (registration and information here).

The letter is 3 centimetres high, a little bit more than my usual small initials.