I can't remember when blue wasn't my absolutely favorite color. And blue goes so well with poetry, don't you think?
The first two etegami posted here were experiments with watercolor inks and watercolor paper--materials I am not at all familiar with, as strange as that may sound to you. They are rare examples of the image coming to me before the words do. But as soon as I finished painting the cat, I just knew that it was the Fog Cat from the Carl Sandburg poem Fog.
The words quoted on the blue pigeon etegami are from the poem Japanese Lullaby by Eugene Field.