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.
I love Robert Frost! What a nice way to illustrate the topic!ReplyDelete
Cool Etegami. I learned something new.ReplyDelete
I like the quote and the swirl o' storm swarm.
I always like your work! Sorry have been by for a while. Do you do Sashiri by any chance?ReplyDelete
@Lynette @Rubin I like Robert Frost too! A lot of my etegami are inspired by Frost quotes.ReplyDelete
@PainterWoman, I'm not familiar with the word Sashiri. Is is a westernized form of a Japanese word, maybe?
This is one of my favourites so far.ReplyDelete
Beautiful! I love the way you did the waves!ReplyDelete
I like the waves and clever concept. The colors are great fun.ReplyDelete
Beautiful, weel done Deborah!ReplyDelete
Love yours etgamis...
You're very nice.!!! I do love those waves, and I love the poems you match the etagami's with, taking to another level.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful chaos!!!ReplyDelete
love it love it.
Fabulous!! I love the poetic tie-in....this is soooo original. I'm very glad to be following your wonderful blog.ReplyDelete
Hey Deb! Poetic forms to match Frost's poetic words. Nice work!!ReplyDelete
Very Nice Artworks !!ReplyDelete
The words are delicious.