Saturday, November 19, 2011

"The sweetness at the bottom of the pie"......

Just happens to be the title of a book I have lately read on the recommendation of Debbie (DosankoDebbie), It is one of those books like the  Harry Potter series, ostensibly written for a young audience  but appealing to all ages. A little bit like a junior Miss Marples. Anyway, I digress...I was reminded of the story when I received this yummy etegami from Fumiko showing a sweet potato pie she baked (and ate). Highlights of gold and silver give it that added sparkle.

 Thank you Fumiko (and Tororo her cuty-pie dog who stamped it with his paw).

Friday, November 11, 2011

The camellia man.....

Shungo, the man who loves camellias and who draws, prints and paints them so well has sent me this beauty.  It is a hand coloured print from a woodblock I think, very strong and beautiful.

No words on this but a lot of 'personality'. Thanks Shungo.


Mayumi has been doing a whole series of mushrooms lately and has sent me one. That is very appropriate as I don't read Japanese, I am like a mushroom completely in the dark about the meaning of the card but I do enjoy the softness and subtle colour of the painting.

Thank you Mayumi.