…alas, and I read all the books
Fragment of a poem by Mallarmé realized on a page of a dictionary (the book par excellence).
And, to be a little in my era, I calligraphed these verses with a palette pen by reinterpreting a typeface, the COURIER NEW whose spaces are somettimes bad and which still are in my interpretation.
The whole was calligraphied in Payne’s grey and, for decoration, a little bit of watercolor with some white and ultramarine blue.
First attempt at soapstone carving.
It is really very easy to work, the difficulty lies more in the fact of not making marks when manipulating the piece as this stone is very soft.
The stone is about 4cm high and no, it is not the beginning of an alphabet but simply the initial of my wife’s first name and mine.
I was recently telling you about things clams have to say and insisted on the fact that it wasn’t really enunciated sayings.
I first received some protests which were not really convincing.
Then I received other ones and I now have to admit that clams are not clumsy 🙂
Some can play (& even win) a tic-tac-toe game.
And others are scholarly, they know latin, psalms & english and are even able to arrange bilingual play on words.
In short, I’d like to apologize to all clams I may have offended and hope to hear from them soon.
My workshop on embossing approaches fast, time for me to review the basics.
I’m also doing some researches on knotworks based on triangle patterns and not on the regular square ones. The result is this little knotwork embossed on watercolor paper.
As we are talking about embossing, here is a small ampersand, done a few weeks ago.
Unlike the regular embossings where the embossed parts are smoother than the others, here I added some texture to the embossing.
Well then, they are clams, not philosophy professors 😉
All these clamshells have been acid etched, the last one I decided to etch the number and not the surrounding because of the shades of the shell that would have been lost otherwise.
Not enough time to work on my current large work, just enough to recycle bits of zinc so : more magnets !
You would have noticed that I stopped to put them on the fridge, I installed a beautiful bar of steel, a bit rusted, and use it as a support for them and as a reminder hanger for me 🙂
I continue to play with small bits of zinc scattering my desk. A lot of new magnets for the fridge, I will have to by a larger one 🙂
New year, new rotten play on words 🙂
Acid-etched A after the cut-out of a disk in a scallop-shell.
Makes a nice pendant, dont you think ?
Fridge ornaments, engraving on zinc and shell.
As a present, a three-dimensional A, adorned with acid etched A of various shapes and times.
The trickiest part was the cut out, especially the triangle in the centre.