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.
Really cute ideas!ReplyDelete
Oh my, both are wonderful!!ReplyDelete
I thought of you today when a huge Christmas package arrived from the Netherlands a month late. My friend works for KLM and shops in Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lampur, and on and on.
She knows I'm inspired by your etegami's so she keeps buying me the best inks , etc.
I really don't feel worthy!
Maybe I'll email you about some of the things I got. I don't know how to use them. Yikes.
I do love the vanishing chicken butt in the second one ;)
Great ideas, nicely illustrated!ReplyDelete
This etegami is very cute!ReplyDelete
Great ideas! I love them!ReplyDelete
Magnificent idea! in a perpective of a chicken head and eyes.ReplyDelete
And your blog is great, i like japonese art, it´s simple and effective. And now I know the meaning of Etegami. Thanks!
Both fantastic - I love all of your work but these are my favouritesReplyDelete
wow, i like ur idea and ur style ^^ReplyDelete
Hey Debbie! Cool idea and very well done!!ReplyDelete
Very cool, Deb! Made me chuckle. Working for chicken feed, I can relate. XDReplyDelete
I just love this. Well done.ReplyDelete
I love the idea of the chicken footprints! You managed to make it beautiful, too!!ReplyDelete