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.

Friday, November 26, 2021

Online store

 I will not surprise you if I tell you that Christmas is coming. So I'll tell you that I just opened an online store on my website, you can find it here.

I have put some of my latest creations there, including this one:


And if you don't find what you're looking for, you can always contact me for a personalized commission. :-)

Friday, November 12, 2021

Chapels

 I have been neglecting you lately, I apologise.

I'm posting on social networks because it's quicker than describing my whole journey and taking the time to really address you here.

So a new message so that those who are not on those evil networks can see that I am still thinking of them.


These days I'm working on a commission from the town hall of Plouider, a small seaside town in Finistère.

I like this township, they plant a tree for each birth in the township and asked me to calligraph the children's names so that we can know which tree corresponds to whom. I did it last year and will do it again this year.


But today, it is another project: to calligraph 3 fragments of poems about the chapels and to put them around the Saint Fiacre chapel. The order is to do it on slate, it's up to me to choose how.

So I decided to use Art Nouveau lettering and acrylic paint on large 40x40cm slates. The advantage is that I will be able to use the same layout for the 3 poems and thus have a unity of treatment that I would have had more difficulty in obtaining with another writing.

Here is the first text, a french translation of Shakespeare.



And whilst I've got your attention, I'd like to talk about something completely different. I have been selected to participate in the Write on the Edge International Calligraphy Conference in Sonoma, USA, next summer, and as part of that I have just answered a number of questions about my practice. You can find the transcript of this conversation here. And if you want to register for the courses, you can find the description of my two contributions here and there.