Etegami (e= "picture"; tegami= "letter/message") are simple drawings accompanied by a few apt words. They are usually done on postcards so that they can be easily mailed off to one's friends. Though etegami has few hard-and-fast rules, traditional tools and materials include writing brushes, sumi ink, blocks of water-soluble, mineral-based pigments called gansai, and washi postcards that have varying degrees of "bleed." They often depict some ordinary item from everyday life, especially items that bring a particular season to mind.
Giggle! Wonderful names for wonderful *animals*! ♥ReplyDelete
Debbie, I haven't commented for a while, but I enjoy your etegamies always. The two in this post are downright beautiful. There is so much motion and noise in them. Wonderfully done!ReplyDelete
a wreck of seagulls is hilarious and so appropriate...ReplyDelete