Friday, March 2, 2012

spring giveaway winners

Thank you for your participation in the etegami bookplates giveaway! Yesterday, I wrote out the names on slips of paper, crunched them all up, put them into a brown paper bag, and shook the bag as though it were a cocktail shaker (I've only seen them in the movies). Then I drew out eight names, and contacted each winner for their postal address.

The eight sets of etegami bookplates are already on their way to Linda H, Noriko I, Margie B, Maria P, Maryvonne C, Barbara V, Carol S, and Tiffany C. Your frank feedback will help me improve their quality. I'm sorry I couldn't send them to everyone who showed interest. I hope to do a new giveaway around June. Thank you all for being an inspiration to me. oxox

Incidentally, it is already Saturday, March 3 in Japan, and we are celebrating Hinamatsuri (Doll's Day Festival). Treat yourself to some cool, clever, sweet, funny, and beautiful Etegami in a variety of styles and techniques by zipping over to the Etegami Fun Club group page on Facebook.


  1. Nice and Happy Hinamatsuri!

  2. I love the 'shaken not stirred.' The colors capture that cocktail coolness perfectly without even showing any ice.

  3. Thanks for having this giveaway and congrats to all the lucky winners!

    Your artwork is inspiring!!!

  4. YIppee!!! Can't believe I won your giveaway!!! Thanks Debbie. I am in New York right now and just had a moment to check in on posts. What a lovely surprise! I will so look forward to snail mail coming my way! Xoxo

  5. In all e excitement, I forgot to say I agree with Christine H. about shaken not stirred! I adore your work!

  6. Thank you, Debbie, I am looking forward to receiving the bookplates! XO

  7. Yay!! Life is good :) Thanks for spreading around some happiness! I always love looking to see what you've made lately.

  8. I'm so glad I won an etegami ! Thank you so much !

    1. Maryvonne, please understand that these are not actually etegami. They are bookplates printed from images painted in the etegami method. I hope you won't be disappointed.