Thursday, December 1, 2011

"breakfast" etegami gallery

by Samantha (Australia). Awesome perspective! Someday I'll have to try vegemite, though I hear it's an acquired taste. I love the woody texture of the floor. Check out Samantha's website: A Drawing a Day

2 pieces by Mireille Ono (Japan, by way of France). One shows a western-style breakfast, the other Japanese-style. The words on the second etegami say "Builds the heart. Builds the body. Good medicine."

by Carole Marshall (Australia). My breakfast comes with a lot of pills too, Carole. What a clever idea to include them in your breakfast etegami! Check out Carole's website: Origa-me Origa-me.

by Corrine Girard (France). This is exactly what I imagine a French breakfast to look like! See Corrine's cute Rabbit Breakfast on my Mailart Gallery blog.

2 pieces by Fumiko Koga (Japan). The first has a doodle of Fumiko's beloved pet dog in the bottom right corner, sniffing enviously, and it says "It's only hot miso soup, rice, seaweed, and tofu. But it's delicious because Mother made it." The second says "I woke up too late to make breakfast. I'm sorry." Search for more of Fumiko's work on my MailArt Gallery blog!

Two pieces by Katerina Nikoltsou (Greece). She paints on soft woven paper (almost like cloth) that comes as close to washi as she has been able to find in Greece. Katerina has sent me lots of great mailart over the years. Search for more of her work on my Mailart Gallery blog!

by Lisa Erickson (USA). What a charming mug! Lisa also sent me an iced tea etegami which you can see here. Check out her website: A Paper Snowflake

by Lisa Nylander (Japan). The writing is a bit faded, but it says "Today I'm a bread person. Tomorrow who knows?" Lisa, I've never had bananas on French bread. It really looks good. I'm going to have to try it!

by Mayumi Miyagawa (Japan). "One each day is the basis of good health." See lots more of Mayumi's etegami on my Mailart Gallery.

by Moses (Singapore). I love the wordplay on this one! Check out his website: Pause-ability

You can review my own previously-posted breakfast etegami by clicking here and here.

If you submitted to this challenge and don't see your work posted above, it may be because it didn't fit the size or content guidelines posted here. In that case, your work has been posted in the mailart gallery along with other fabulous mailart.

If you still can't find your work, don't hesitate to contact me and we'll try to figure out what happened to it. If you want me to change or add (name, website, etc) to the information posted beneath your work, be sure to let me know!

Thank you all for submitting your delightful work. I've sent etegami replies to those who sent me their work by traditional post, for whom I have addresses. If you sent me your work by email, and would like an etegami from me, please message me with your postal address. oxox


  1. Such a delightful gallery! A pleasure for the eye if not for the tummy...

  2. Such a fun! I really laughed out loud - Fumiko's asanebo one is really cute & funny.

  3. How fun! Especially like Carol's meds, Lisa's mug and Corrine's croissant. Nice job all, and what a surprisingly good topic, Debbie!

  4. These are fantastic! My sumi was not as dark as I'd like. Any tips?

  5. @Lisa, the thickness/darkness of my sumi can be inconsistent too. I use liquid sumi that needs to be diluted before using. If it's too dark or too light, I adjust by adding more sumi or more water, until I like the effect. The type of card I use also greatly affects the appearance of the writing. The more you paint the more you will understand your tools and materials, and you'll figure out how to make the necessary adjustments.

  6. These are beautiful and it's so much fun to see, what people have for breakfast; such variety and wonderful interpretations. :)

  7. I regret not to be able to participate, but happy to know that Corinne Girard has perfectly illustrated le petit déjeuner à la français. Bravo for all artists!!!

  8. Hi,Deb,
    Very lovely. Wonderful and heartwarming etegami that lifts up many people. Keep up. ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ·.•*•♫°•♫·.•ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ

  9. How awesome, thanks Debbie for putting up my image of vegemite toast!! How did I miss these, they are fabulous!! :)