I’m back

Long time since I posted here, my apologies.
Now that I feel a little bit less lazy, I’ll try to keep you updated on what’s going on in the workshop 🙂

And today, I finished the calligraphy of a song, Alligator 427, from the french singer Hubert Félix Thiéfaine.
I’ve been thinking about it for years (the first drafts are from 2011 !!) and it’s done !
And, as far as I can say, quite well done (I really like it).

I transferred a photograph (paint marks on a sidewalk) on an old zinc plate, etched the title using acid and ended by writing the text in NEULAND script.

happy new year

I didn’t post a lot lately. Partly because I had no time, partly because I’m lazy and partly because I was busy creating new stuff.
To apologize, I wish you happiness, health and prosperity for this new year.
And, as for a new start, here is a how to create a wish thing with a minimum of material and by recycling daily things.

1- take a lid from a jam pot (or other lid from other pot, beans is also a good choice).

2- draw, calligraph your text, pattern, thing with a marker on the lid.

3- Remove the paint with a nail (like the one that can been seen on the bottom right of the image) or any other tool suitable.

4- Once the pattern totally clean from the paint, use a battery connected to cotton bud to electro-etch the cleaned surfaces.

5- To remove the remaining paint, you can sand the lid or, if you’re as lazy as I am, just use a soldering lamp to burn the paint (beware of the fumes, probably very toxic !)
You’ll have to end with a bit of sanding with a emery cloth and that’s it !

Once you’ve taken a good pic of your etched lid, everyone will envy you 🙂

And if you prefer something more traditionnal, here are Jacques Brel‘s wishes on January 1978.

Man hole cover

Those of you who follow me on facebook already know about my appetence for man hole cover pictures. I’ve decided to recreate these graphic objects into more portable shapes, here is a pic of the first step of the creation of a pattern on zinc that will be used to emboss a paper in order to create a man hole cover design.

I don’t know whether the final thing will be worth it but I already love this pic, don’t you ?


I’m in the process of installing my own gallery and I just hung the nine hexagrams of the I Ching still in my possession.

One can see the reflection of the opposite wall where I started to calligraphy some texts to brighten up the room.

I hope to be able to show more pictures soon and above all to open the gallery with a nice exhibition.