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 can see that in the first one for sure. Both are lovely. Really like those little hearts! MargieReplyDelete
Hi Debbie san,ReplyDelete
Heart in the medicine?
I particularly love the first one!ReplyDelete
Very very original!ReplyDelete
I love the idea of the hearts, nice phrase to go with it.ReplyDelete
I came across these by chance when looking for something to cheer someone who is in fact post-illness but now in the dreaded cycle of depression and exhaustion.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much.
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