Friday, December 30, 2011

Daruma delights

From Debbie, an amusing card, two Daruma dolls posing as Santa's elves, understandably grumpy (who wouldn't be grumpy with their workload?). Clearly they have done their job well as they have both their eyes!

Thanks Debbie, a winner as usual.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Frosty the snowman

This cute guy came to cool down our Christmas weather with a little frosty cheer. The grandkids love him Mayumi. Happy Christmas to you and your family.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Woof Woof!

That cheeky little rascal Tororo has sent me a Christmas card, Of course his mum Fumiko made the card but he has signed it with a genuine paw print on the reverse, clever  Tororo, I hope Santa Claus brings you a nice big bone to chew.

Thank you Tororo (and Fumiko).

Friday, December 9, 2011

A whole lot of goodness,gracious me!

Yes I am happy when a trip to the mailbox yields such happy results.
First cab off the rank is this delightful, very typical Shungo effort. A painting of a persimmon, my very favourite fruit in the universe!

Another delightful surprise was this sweet painting of berries and it's accompanying envelope from a new correspondent Corinne from La Belle France.

They look like a kind of acorn but Google translate is not much help, she doesn't know what an aubepine is.
 A lovely Christmas card from Fumiko using cut paper techniques and showing a shimmery snowy night sky using gold and silver paint.

Slowly bringing up the rear is one of Debbie's creatures, a very wise old snail trailing across some interesting textured washi, I can always rely on her for a droll creature but the words are inspiring, let us hope we can all follow this excellent example in the new year.

Thank you so much Shungo,Corinne,Fumiko and Debbie.