Thursday, June 27, 2013

Where do es the time go?

It seems like yesterday that Charline was going to have a baby but it is surely longer than that as the little tacker is a toddler already.
Two cards from the busy mum to cheer up these grey days plus a lovely note written on the back of a print of some of her abstract artwork. Nice to see that you have a little time to draw breath Char and are back into the etegami.

The Japanese writing is "den den mushi" which is kid slang for snail. Thanks Char.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Tohru san is on fire!

A trio of Tohru's bitter melon drawings. His experimentation with different techniques using this ordinary object is fabulous!

Cut 'n' paste.

Carol B., the lady with good Karma (and the eponymous cockatiel who loves chewing cards) has sent me a rather fun object to cut and paste along with an eyeful of avocado! Never a dull moment at the B. household I'll be bound.
Thanks Carol.


Well judging by the etegami coming from Japan, spring has well and truly sprung. It is interesting to have a window into how the Japanese people over the centuries have marked the appearance of each  new plant as it pokes its way through the snow, bringing summer just that much closer. Last week people ate "Seven weed porridge", no doubt a great anti scurvy remedy after a long winter.
Shungo has sent me a card with a flower that is used to prepare a face balm, perhaps one reason why Japanese ladies stay so young looking! He also sent me some of his handmade cards unfortunately putting me in jeopardy of being hunted down by the quarantine service whose 'watch list' I am already on. Thanks Shungo!