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.
These are lovely, I specially like the cat, that's so sweet, I've often wondered what cats think when they're looking into the skyReplyDelete
I especially like the dog, but then I'm a dog person and have seen that nose like that so many times. Your painting made me laugh :)ReplyDelete