Thursday, September 13, 2012

etegami fun club newsletter

This weekend I will be sending out the first issue of a monthly newsletter about anything related to etegami. If you are interested in signing up for it (it's free), and want to know how, go to the original post here.  The newsletter will arrive in your email box as an attached PDF file. The first issue is only two pages long and feedback is very welcome.


  1. I loved the newsletter. You work fascinates me in the simplicity of it. Tell me more about the a name seal. What do American Etegami artists use for a name seal? Thank you for sharing with all of us.

    You are most appreciated!

    1. Name seals, professionally carved into wood or stone, and often very ornate, are used in all Japanese (and Chinese) art and calligraphy, but the informality of Etegami suits an informal name seal-- usually carved into rubber erasers, and preferably handmade by the artist him/herself. I've written about the subject several times in this blog, but this post probably covers your question the best:

      I will gladly update the post with new information if you feel something hasn't been explained fully. Keep those questions coming. :)

    2. Thank you for all you do. I a new subscriber, so I need to go back into the archives one day!