I have finally finished the slate engraving started in November 2019.
It has a hole on the back that allows you to hang it on the wall or, if you prefer, to insert a fixation that will allow you to wear it proudly as a tie 🙂
the engraving has been filled with acrylic paint and rust before being varnished.
From time to time, it is necessary to free yourself from paper to work on other media.
So I take back my faithful butter knife and start the engraving of a small slate.
It’s only the first step but I already love it.
In order to make stamps to stamp cookies for a baker friend, I took a branch of an old apple tree out of my garden, carefully dried for a few years.
She wanted a triskell & an ermine, the branches having two ends, I engraved the patterns on the same piece of wood.
and just so that you have an idea of the size of the patterns (4cm in diameter) and the depth of the engraving (1cm), a small bias photo
The bad news is that my dremmel (which would have allowed me to do this in 1 hour) is seized and so I did everything with manual gouges.
The good news is that I only cut myself twice, I’m making a lot of progress in wood engraving: -D
And to think that it was the city of my first love!!!!!!!!
Yes, well, sorry, I’m getting ahead of New Year’s Eve or I’m late for Christmas, it looks like I’m drunk and not even 11:00 in the morning, it’s not serious.
So I get it together, I try to stay decent for a few minutes but you will admit that putting the finishing touches to a composition started more than a year ago is enough to make you happy, even if it is expressed in the form of a song by Hervé Vilard… (hopefully, if you read my blog in english you may not know about this song, it seems that an english version with quite different lyrics exists)
Here, the rust has embedded itself, the varnish is applied, I love it (unlike my wife who finds it very ugly, we can’t agree all the time).
As a reminder, the slate piece is about 30cm high
I have read again for the umpteenth time the collection Du domaine by Guillevic.
I find new inspiration with each reading.
A slate engraving, filled with rust & wax for a poem about time
(home made translation : Here the time, believes itslef innocent)
and a poem on rain (and time), engraved on a terracotta pot, which I have already posted in video but of which I give you a still image (I recommend the video, the problem of the pots being their roundness which prevents us to cover their entire circumference at a glance).
I succumbed to the bewitching sirens of technology and, not being satisfied with the existing offer, I decided to design a new smartphone myself.
First of its generation, the pineapple 1.0 has incredible features, the most important being the… paperweight!!!!!!!
Engraving on slate & rust filling for the logo.
If you also want to be at the cutting edge of science, don’t hesitate to contact me, I can provide you with a specimen of pineapple 1.0 while waiting for version 2 which will benefit from even more amazing features at a price that defies all reason!
Don’t wait any longer!!!
I continue in vegetables.
This time, spinach!
And for a change, I carved my slate by piercing it through and through.
August is already well underway, it is more than time to sow turnips.
But it is necessary to be able to indicate them in the garden thus, as usual, small sign engraved on slate.
This time, to change a bit, I used a gothic and it’s the turn of the letters I engraved.
And yes, some pieces are missing, I’m aware, it’s even done on purpose 😉
I regularly complain that I don’t have time during the year to work on my calligraphies… It’s even worse during the holidays!
I’m nonetheless share a few “in progress” things with you :
To begin, I continue on my stained glass on slate (which I have already had the opportunity to talk about here for example).
I arrive at the end (more than ten hours of work to foresee) of the engraving of the filigrees, it will be time then to pass to the following stage, rust!
Otherwise, I work on several large letters & monograms, I show you here the preparatory works of the first monogram :
maybe more pictures next week if the work in the garden lets me move on my calligraphies:-)
Not much time for calligraphy at the moment.
Just a little knotwork carved on a slate block.
The block is about 10 cm side, the pattern is taken from George Bain’s book.