Monday, March 1, 2010

tomato etegami call & washi postcard give-away!

Send me an etegami (drawing and words) on the subject of "Tomato." In return, I will send you sample washi postcards, two of each of two different brands that I use for my own etegami. Tomatoes are not the most interesting subject to draw, since their shape and color tend to be uniform. So find yourself an oddly-shaped tomato, or one that isn't uniformly red. You might want to draw a bunch of cherry tomatoes, or one large tomato sliced. Or you might want to focus on the shape of the claw-shaped green stem leaf.

However way you want to draw it is fine, but let it have some character. Draw the imperfections too. Don't try to make it look like a photograph of the subject. And don't forget to add words. Humor is good. Thought-provoking is good. A Tomato Poem? Sure! A famous tomato quote? Sure! But the main thing is to have fun with it. These are the guidelines:

1. Any paper, any ink, any paint is acceptable.
2. It must be standard postcard size (approx 10 cm x 15 cm/ 4 in x 6 in).
3. It must be hand-drawn.
4. It must be postmarked by April 1, 2010.

Feel free to ask questions in the comment box. I will display all the tomato etegami submissions on this page in a blog post sometime in mid-April. My postal address is on the right side of this page, in the segment about mailart calls.


  1. Great idea Debbie! I've been thinking of asking you to send me washi card (unlaminated) in my next etegami. So if i send you five tomatoes i'll receive twenty washi card in return? Humor to start with ... but i'll surely send you one!

  2. Real funny, Yun. ;p
    I look forward to seeing your version of tomato.

  3. You are the only person in the world for whom I'd draw a tomato. xxoo

  4. i want to send you one and i could have it in the mail as soon as i hear from you... if in the next few days it will def be post marked by april 1st. perhaps you could send me your address.

  5. It would be great to have your participation! My address is on the right hand column of this page, at the end of the section marked "current mailart calls."

  6. Will have it out to you in tomorrow's mail and as a rule in my art work i dont draw tomatoes but it will be a fun new challenge lol