Father Eustache LeQueux

Drawings and paintings featuring my ancestors

Today’s post is about the importance for me of imagining how one’s  ancestor looked like. I take care finding out how people were dressed at his time, where my ancestor lived, the historical context, etc. For the rest, of course it’s up to my own fancy.

This drawing and future painting is for Father Eustache. He lived in the beginning of the fifteenth century and was the Abbot of Saint Riquier in the North of France. He launched the fisrt actions for the rehabilitation of Joan of Arc. His abbey was burnt, probably at orders of Bishop Cochon who lead the trial of Joan.

Eustache rebuilt his abbey. On my painting he was inspecting the future chapel dedicated to Joan of Arc.


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Back again… with a lot of stories to write about!

Almost two years after my last post, I’m back with a lot write… In fact, I spent the last two years building my Genealogical tree… It’s here:


A tree is just a tree, but a genealogical tree is series of characters who were my direct ancestors or my ancestors’ relatives… and I’va got a lot to write about them…

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This time is the good one!

I’ll take time to publish my writings regularly…

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The Art of writing Letters…

Penmanship is a most difficult art… specially when you add another art on top like illumination, engraving or…  pyrography! It’s precisely the kind of works that Etienne Couedel is exhibiting in Paris-la-Défense in June 2012.

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Weather forecast: Stormy on the “real world”, Sunshine above the “Clouds”!

It’s exactly what happens last week before flying back home! I’ve got a 4-hour delay because of bad weather on the ground… But when we could take off, after a while, the sun was shining aver the thick clouds that covered the sky below!

As you know, the Euro Crisis is hitting badly the “real world’s economy“. Could it present some opportunities for Cloud Computing? I would answer YES because many organisations will try to lower their costs and Cloud Computing is one of the possible solutions… But, nobody knows what future will be…


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My horse for some clouds!

I’ve just read the weather forecast for my next trip (I won’t tell you where, you’ll have the info in my Travelog section). Here’s what the “meteomen” wrote: sunny, a little bit cold and, the most important of all: cloudless!

That will be good for our photos and videos and luckily not bad for my documents and applications that are hosted by some clouds of the World Wide Web; and those virtual clouds don’t care for Earth weather forecast!

Actually, I don’t bring anymore my laptop in my backpack! I don’t even care to have a USB storage device with me because both, my favorite apps and my draft docs are on the clouds. Of course, I’m exaggerating a little bit because, each one of my TZ10 (® Lumix), my “Youtube Ready” Camileo Digital Video (® Toshiba), my Philips recorder and the phone on which I’m writing this post have their SDLC card. But they are hanged to my belt or my neck and not in my backpack!

Yet, I’ll have to finish my PPT slides for March 17th…

Don’t worry for the title of this post, I’m just joking, I’ve got no horse and if I had one I wouldn’t exchange it against any IT stuff because I love animals, God’s creatures and His creation…

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