Friday, August 9, 2013

donkey's years

I made this etegami for a dear sister who dreams of some day raising donkeys in Colorado, and whom I haven't seen in over ten years. The donkey blanket was added as an afterthought, but painting on a finished etegami doesn't work very well, so I glued bits of chiyogami (colorfully patterned washi) onto the card instead. The result is a little awkward, but awkward is allowed-- and even encouraged-- in etegami. So there.

By the way, I've made this etegami available on RedBubble as a greeting card. I can think of dozens of good uses for it already. How about as invitations for a class reunion!


  1. What a cute card, the donkey is adorable, and the extra added vlanket is a wonderful addition

    and as you say perfect for a class reunion invite!

  2. DELIGHTFUL! Your Sister will adore it - and oh yes, use it as a class reunion invite!!!!!!

    Big Hugs,

    ♥ Robin ♥

  3. I love this guy Debbie! Such a sweet face.

  4. Debbie, the donkey's face is so cute (and the message is great-- and especially meaningful)..but the blanket is so vibrant, it's just eye-popping, fantastic.