Sunday, May 6, 2012

Two new etegami friends and another card from Mayumi!

Mayumi, my friend in Japan has sent me a delightful and whimsical card celebrating Children's day in Japan, a day when primarily boys are celebrated, the corresponding day for girls is Girl's day when dolls representing the Emperor and Empress are set up with their retainers on a stepped altar in homes. The carp windsock is associated with Children's day. Thank you Mayumi.

Delighted to have among my new correspondents Dan from the UK  (or more specifically Shropshire) who has sent me this humorous card featuring hedgehogs  posing as Aussie echidnas. The card was prompted by an exchange we had on the Facebook page Etegami Fun Club. The page was started by DosankoDebbie and is now gaining more members every week. It is open to all folk at whatever level of expertise they may possess. The great beauty of etegami is that non artists may enjoy the fun of making etegami, posting it off to a friend and posting it on the internet. Thanks Dan, welcome to the Etegami Inbox!

Patricia from California is celebrating spring with her tulip card, she is a recent and enthusiastic recruit on the Facebook page and I am thrilled to receive a card from her. Too late unfortunately to be included in the Spring etegami call for the exhibition at the hospital but maybe next time. Thank you Patricia and welcome to the Etegami Inbox!

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