It seems I can’t switch to another color lately. And the stained-glass window I did a while ago made me want to go back to those patterns. This time, I “invented” a small rosace, embossed and then filigreed. The embossing is less elaborate, but it remains a small (8 cm in diameter) and pleasant realisation.
It’s been too long since I’ve posted a message on this blog. The fault is mine, mea culpa. So here is a new work, it seems I can’t get rid of the NEULAND lately. It’s a quote from Pascal Quignard, embossing on paper blackened with iron gall ink, insertion of golden patina by my wife.
loneliness, a precious stone, silence, darkness
Sorry for the quality of the pictures, the black of the paper is quite shiny and I couldn’t get good pictures in any lighting.
This project will have been going on for almost three years, but it is finally over.
It is therefore about the beatitudes in the version of Saint Luke and according to the text of the vulgate. The cadel B was made on metal and the embossing on a rag paper whose provenance I have totally forgotten.
I’m rather happy with the result, especially with my abbreviations, ligatures and Tironian notes in the NEULAND style, but even without mentioning these details, the overall view is rather nice, isn’t it?
When I returned from Canada yesterday, I couldn’t resist the paper offered to me by Cynthia, one of my students, and I went back to my work desk. A very beautiful handmade paper, very flexible, what else can I do but emboss it?
Impatient, I didn’t take the time to find a text that could have taken place on this page, I just made an alphabet inspired by the NEULAND script.
And as I had to be able to discreetly add my signature, as there was still a lot of space at the bottom of the sheet, I made some filigrees (yes, I am an addict, but you already knew that).
I’m going to post here the most interesting (or so I believe) works I made these last 2 years and that were only posted on the french version of the blog. I hope you will like it even if it can be considered as old stuff.
The concerned posts titles will start by “OLD STUFF”.
To begin with, here is a set of short poems by Guillevic (french poet of the XXth century).
I made them on paper, using the same script (humanistic minuscule) and the same design. The adornment in the circle is supposed to echo the text.