Puzzled versals

 It is often difficult to find compositions to enhance a short sentence or a single word.
Luckily, there are solutions!

You are a star !

I’m offering a class on puzzle versals and how to use them for small compositions.

It will take place on November 13th & 14th, more information and registration on this page.

And don’t forget, we are all stars!


 It’s a bit trendy, isn’t it?

In any case, while I was emptying my boxes, I found a version of chapter 12 of the Apocalypse made a few years ago.

There is rustica and uncial for the Latin version, the French version is in carolingian.

And there is colour, too much for my taste, which is why this work sleeps in a drawer.

Hello !!

 It’s been far too long since I’ve posted anything. Various contingencies have kept me away from my computer.

For my return, I am sharing a monogram that I made a few weeks ago but that I didn’t want to show until it had arrived in Australia, at its addressee’s home. It’s done and so here is Linda’s monogram, LCK, hand-made linen paper, gold leaf and, as far as colours are concerned, a mixture of Payne grey, Prussian blue and cobalt blue.

The circle of filigrees is about 8 centimetres in diameter.

Insurrection is a duty

This is, in essence, what article 35 of one of the first versions of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen said in case of government bankruptcy (i.e. when the government violates the rights of the people).
I find that this is a situation that is ocurring more and more often, and I deplore, first of all, that this happens, and secondly, that this article was not retained in later versions and written into our constitution.
In short, I am not going to get into political considerations, here is my calligraphic interpretation of this article.

I calligraphed the whole thing with a piece of bevel-cut wood (two edges, one at each end), using Payne grey in watercolour and cadmium red as a pigment with gum arabic. The signature was made with iron gall ink.

And I had to abbreviate by suspension the word “indispensable” twice (ie I removed the N’s), with a titulus in order to keep the layout. For the same reasons, I used an ampersand from the Tironian notes in the 5th and 7th lines.

The secret I’m looking for…

End of year, end of composition.
I’m done with the fragment of “L’Été” by Camus.
Partly in NEULAND, partly in Gothic, both scripts being inspired by Rudolf Koch.

Watercolou, iron gall ink and gouache on kraft paper.

And I take this opportunity to wish you a very good New Year’s Eve & an excellent year 2020.