Monday, March 1, 2010
tomato etegami call & washi postcard give-away!
Send me an etegami (drawing and words) on the subject of "Tomato." In return, I will send you sample washi postcards, two of each of two different brands that I use for my own etegami. Tomatoes are not the most interesting subject to draw, since their shape and color tend to be uniform. So find yourself an oddly-shaped tomato, or one that isn't uniformly red. You might want to draw a bunch of cherry tomatoes, or one large tomato sliced. Or you might want to focus on the shape of the claw-shaped green stem leaf.
However way you want to draw it is fine, but let it have some character. Draw the imperfections too. Don't try to make it look like a photograph of the subject. And don't forget to add words. Humor is good. Thought-provoking is good. A Tomato Poem? Sure! A famous tomato quote? Sure! But the main thing is to have fun with it. These are the guidelines:
1. Any paper, any ink, any paint is acceptable.
2. It must be standard postcard size (approx 10 cm x 15 cm/ 4 in x 6 in).
3. It must be hand-drawn.
4. It must be postmarked by April 1, 2010.
Feel free to ask questions in the comment box. I will display all the tomato etegami submissions on this page in a blog post sometime in mid-April. My postal address is on the right side of this page, in the segment about mailart calls.