This were the last words said by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
And, during this period of the year (at least in the Northen part of the world), that’s something we can say every day 🙂
Here is a lettered version with gouache and gold leaf on hemp paper. The letters are 1.7cm high (except the M & the H of course).
Yesterday, it was my wife’s birthday.
I didn’t know what I could give her so…
As you can imagine from my fingers on the picture, the pebble is about 2 centimeters large.
The pattern is inspired by the decoration of the Visconti’s Hours.
It’s really been a very long time since I’ve inflicted one of my filigree lettering on you. Probably because I took a break and devoted myself to other elements of calligraphy.
So here is a two-tone V with filigrees (a little different from what I usually do) and my unavoidable little gilded dots.
Here are two small letters just out of the workshop.
I am reinterpreting the filigree puzzles as I will present them at the Abbey of Maredret during a workshop organized by Interligne in March 2022.
Here we read the first name in the cut of the vertical shaft of the letter, with gilding for the counter shape of the final E.
And here I am having fun with a flower shape that comes to “eat” the letter and decorate it at the same time with copper leaf gilding.
Today is my wife’s birthday.
As I didn’t know what to give her, I started to create a new currency (kisses) 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.
I wish you all a very happy new year 2022, health, happiness and calligraphy 🙂
And here is an A as in Appy New Year! 😉
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.
Welcome to little Alexandre, born last week.
To celebrate his birth, a filigree initial with, for once, a bit of color.
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.
The letters are 2cm high, the A is in walnut stain, the C in watercolor and the dots are gilded with gold leaf.
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.