Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Sunday, June 9, 2013
I painted each of these recipes over two washi postcards taped together side by side. They are the originals of the illustrated recipes in my gallery on the They Draw and Cook website. Some of them are also included in my mini-book An Etegami Sampler, which can be purchased from my Etsy shop.
The colors have softened quite a bit since they were first painted, and rather than keeping them boxed away in storage where they aren't bringing new pleasure to anyone, I've decided to separate the two cards that make up each recipe, glue the two cards back to back, and laminate them for giving away to subscribers of the Etegami Fun Club Newsletter. If you become a subscriber to the newsletter, you can enter the drawing.
I have at least fifteen different illustrated recipes to give away. I cannot promise which recipe you will get if your name is picked. The drawing will be open until August 1. Winners will be announced in the September issue of the newsletter which is scheduled to be emailed to subscribers on August 15. Please indicate your desire to participate in the drawing by commenting below, OR send me a private email.
Saturday, June 8, 2013
The shoe is soaked with sea water. It was the only thing the tsunami left behind when it took the child. The words translate roughly to: What the tsunami left behind.
This is a re-post from my earthquake/tsunami series that I painted to mourn the lives and livelihoods that were lost in the triple disaster of March 11, 2011 (Japan).
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
The Japanese writing is the first line of a children's song titled "Biwa." Biwa are a gentle-hearted fruit/ that's why they hug one another in clusters as they ripen/ in the shade of rainbow-tinted leaves that are like donkey's ears.