Tuesday, January 1, 2013

illustration friday (new)

newly hatched hognose snake

Happy New Year, dear friends and followers and valued random visitors. Welcome to the year of the snake. I tend to shrink from the sight, and even the thought, of snakes, but they symbolize some good things-- such as intelligence. I hope this will be a year in which we can all temper our emotional reactions with intelligent reasoning. The writing on this etegami means "The birth of a new year." 


  1. I was born in the year of the snake. I hope this bodes well for me:)

    Best and brightest blessings to you. I look forward to more of your wonderful etegami. You are so talented and sweet ;)


  2. Hi Debbie,

    I'm very happy to see your work this year as well. Yes, you are amazingly talented and have a sweet heart. Love

  3. Hi, Debbie,
    Happy New Year! I heartily hope 2013 will be a wonderful year for you.
    Best wishes, Sadami

  4. You always find a delicious way to translate into an etegami the moment...
    Have a wonderful year!

  5. A good post to start off the new year Debbie!

  6. what a lovely etegami for the start of the new year of the snake!

  7. Happy New Year, Debbie! I tend to agree with you about snakes. I wanted to let you know that your etegami about water snakes and shedding made me excited about the year of the snake. (They also inspired some much needed purging.) It may seem odd, but you have acted the part of promotional agent for snakes everywhere. Hope your year is a great one.