I've started a new series of cat and dog etegami with a different focus than my previous work. Please send me a photo of your dog or cat that clearly shows their tail or whiskers. If it inspires an etegami, I will send you a copy. Email your photo to dosankodebbie (at) yahoo (dot) co (dot) jp
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.