Thursday, April 9, 2009

choosing words in english

If you are an English speaker who wants to send an etegami to another English speaker, it makes the most sense for English words to accompany the drawing. Choosing the words is a lot of fun. Sometimes I quote from a book, a poem, a hymn, Scripture, or a famous saying. Sometimes I make something up. I started this one with the intention of making a Christmas card on the theme of the song "Partridge in a Pear Tree." But by the time the drawing was done, other words had popped into my head and insisted on being put to paper. (That happens sometimes. You can't always control your own work, you know. It's like raising children.) I didn't use it for Christmas after all.

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