I promised my nephew that I would post a series of "thankful" etegami for one week on Facebook. I decided to fulfill that promise with etegami-collages, so that they could do double-duty as my own contributions to the box-card etegami challenge I am currently hosting.
I made #1 (rooster crowing) and #2 (early morning newspaper delivery) because I am thankful that I woke up this morning. I'm planning to do a spin-off series with these two, called "The Sounds that Morning Makes." I made #3 to express my delight in the coming of autumn. I made #4 because watching some people peck at the keyboard with one finger makes me so grateful that I was taught how to type properly. I made #5 because I'm thankful for being able to live in Japan. I made #6 because I'm thankful that there are always things to take delight in, no matter how hard life is sometimes. I made #7 because I take delight in the form and function of dragonflies. I made #8 to express my thankfulness in being able to see colors.