(1) I will be restocking etegami supplies on my Etsy shop one last time this year. Click here for the list of main items. If
there is something special you want me to look for that isn't in the
listing, I can give it a try. Message me on Etsy to pre-order your
items, then I will set up a custom listing for you to make the
shipping cost will depend on the total weight of the items you
order. I will figure it out for you before I set up your custom listing. All transactions must be completed before May 30. I will order
from the supplier on June 1, package your items for you when they reach me, and then ship them to you by air mail. Your order should reach you in 2~3 weeks after the transaction.
(2) A British etegami artist friend of mine is calling for etegami on the theme of "England or Englishness." Deadline is June 26. Here is the original announcement:
CALL! Please submit your etegami on the theme of England or
Englishness to help celebrate us hosting the Olympic games and our
Queen's Diamond jubilee-60 years on the throne. Please submit to Dan Jones,
15 Aspen Way, Newport, Shropshire TF 107EE, UK. Deadline is 26th June. I'm
going to try and get some gallery space in Shrewsbury, if not I will
create a Blog to exhibit them.
Etegami (e= "picture"; tegami= "letter/message") are simple drawings accompanied by a few apt words. They are usually done on postcards so that they can be easily mailed off to one's friends. Though etegami has few hard-and-fast rules, traditional tools and materials include writing brushes, sumi ink, blocks of water-soluble, mineral-based pigments called gansai, and washi postcards that have varying degrees of "bleed." They often depict some ordinary item from everyday life, especially items that bring a particular season to mind.