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About Catanea

I'm 1/2 of "Keith⁊Amanda" - that's a Tironian "&", but it confuses people, so we write it with a "7" [seven]. Calligraphers. In Catalonia.

Summer at Saint-Antoine 2014 Part 2

Ah, dusk. Twilight, gloaming…crepuscular lighting. I haven’t found a time of day when Saint-Antoine is not photogenic. Expressive majuscules…Beginning with looking at examples of simple capitals, and a variety of layouts… Looking at some uncommon majuscule forms from manuscripts… Everyone … Continue reading

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Summer at Saint-Antoine 2014, Part I

The view from the garden. Where does lunch come from? Skies, grass, water… I know the titles of the Saint-Antoine posts are very dull, but they reflect continuity. Neither Saint-Antoine nor the classes are dull, though. Everyone is paying attention … Continue reading

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Summer at Saint-Antoine 2013, Part II

  L’abbatiale. Beautiful sunsets. Unusually not photographed from the frisbee field (actually le champ de foot). This week, all the best photos were taken by Anna Coll Marfagón. Check in, wander into the luminous Salle Blanche… Luke Atkinson stayed for … Continue reading

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Summer at Saint-Antoine 2013, Part I

This year there are only two Parts to Saint-Antoine. Everyone agrees that the Salle Blanche is obligatory; and owing to the high demand for the Salle  Blanche (sometimes by teachers who only use it for an hour a day….) we … Continue reading

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A startling evening in August

I am at home, unexpectedly, for a complex concatenation of reasons. But I am here, and I walk the dogs, and my lovely neighbour feeds me (so far). But this evening’s dogwalk was unexpected. Startling. And I returned home weeping. … Continue reading

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A week’s miscellaneous photos

Signage: always looking at signage. Always photographing signage. I stood in the street for some time trying to read this. Strangely, it appears to be a branch or new incarnation of a shop I knew. A week after I took … Continue reading

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What it’s like: Lush

Dogwalking… Down beside the church…it’s gorgeouscamomile – we could gather it for infusionsPoppies – the petals make cough mixture. There is fumatory for skin complaints. There is malva, for the National Soup of Egypt, or various other places.It is so … Continue reading

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