It’s a tired old saying, but it’s nonetheless true. And it’s also my way of telling why I haven’t posted for far too long.
I first took part in the book fair in Montreuil-Bellay, with courses given before and after the fair, then I got back home and, since then, I’ve been working on the next courses I’m going to teach, the first on the list abroad being the one on the second bible of Charles the Bald in Welkenraedt next April.
So here’s a reinterpretation of the decorated capital letters that will be taught during the course (I still have to create the minuscule model so don’t expect any new posts in the near future).
On the weekend of 18 & 19 April 2020, I will teach a workshop at the Welkenraedt Cultural Centre. It will be devoted to the writing and part of the decoration of the second Bible of Charles the Bald. I worked on this manuscript more than 10 years ago and, in preparation for the workshop, I am getting back to it and trying some variations (especially of hues) based on a text by Seneca.
Decorated capital letters and original text with walnut stain, French translation into a later writing in iron gall ink.
It has been too long since I offered an internship in my studio, so I invite you to join me for a course on a 9th century script from a manuscript from Landévennec Abbey over 2 days, followed by an introduction to Celtic decoration.
All this will take place from August 3 to 5, 2019, possibility to do only the two days of calligraphy if you are only available on weekends. The price is 50€ per day, 100€ for calligraphy and 150€ if you also want to acquire the basics of Celtic decoration. For more information and to book, please contact me by email or phone, all my contact details are available on the contact page of my website.