by a scene where Cyril the dog is poking his head out the car window on
a trip to Italy. "...none of the human passengers had even the faintest
inkling of how exciting was the olfactory tapestry that Cyril now
enjoyed. The world as it reveals itself to the canine nose is far richer
than we can possibly imagine, and includes not only that which is
there-- which is interesting enough-- but also that which was there
From The Importance of Being Seven by Alexander McCall Smith.
Question: I left the dogs uncolored to emphasize the
richness of the "tapestry," but do you think they need some
kind of color?
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.