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.
Love the empty spaces.
How you think of these things my dear!! So cute and so true!ReplyDelete
The empty spaces are more important than what is there. How intriguing.ReplyDelete
The suspense is killing me ;PReplyDelete
That's what I always said about that courtyard in front of the Louvre, before they placed that pyramid there. I know that's not really what you meant here, but it reminded me of that...ReplyDelete
I love this post and your throughs. Me, too. I always tell my dear frineds about the holes tell macaroni from spaghetti!!
I just found a bunch of your previous comments marked as "suspicious" by my email program. I'm on the lookout now!
Thanks for all the visits I've missed. I always enjoy seeing your magical etegames :)
Aaaahhhhh. Hahha. Yes, the spaces are necessary. How cleverly funny.ReplyDelete
Debbie, your comment on my blog was so sweet. You just made my day, my week. I had a really awful week. Pffft. Geesh, it was just disgusting. Thank you for the picker upper.
I know you said in the last post cleverness wasn't everything, but I do think these are clever. I don't see why you can't be both clever and kind, and it seems to me that you are. Nice job!ReplyDelete
that what I learned in my art classes. know your empty spaces. I love the Japanese garden scissors. TomoeReplyDelete
Debbie, I got your "Hole for gripping", it's wonderful, as usual. Thank you for sending! Your talent just shines.....ReplyDelete