Cicadian rhythm

Brood X cicadas are upon us here in the mid-Atlantic. I know some might disagree but I love their red eyes and droning and bumbling flight patterns! I guess they are a bit… Continue reading

Happy New Year 2021?!

So, wow, 2020 was a doozy. And 2021 so far has wiped me out, but yeah here’s my New Years card for 2021, the year of the cow/ox! I did these one on… Continue reading

Happy New Year 2020!

2020 is the year of the rat, according to the Chinese calendar. I took a little liberty and drew a mouse. The words are a traditional Japanese New Year message, with a slight… Continue reading

library cormorant

Etegami painted quite a while ago and featured in an art show at my work, using a quotation attributed to Coleridge. “Library cormorant: one omnivorous and voracious in reading”.

Now is now

“Now is now,” snipped from the last page of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House in the Big Woods. “She thought to herself, ‘This is now.’ She was glad that the cozy house, and… Continue reading

stick with love

“And I say to you, I have also decided to stick with love, for I know that love is ultimately the only answer to mankind’s problems.” Martin Luther King, Jr. (link) I’ve had… Continue reading

Happy New Year 2018

Looking forward to 2018. So much so, I thought last night was New Years Eve. Happy year of the dog… or at least it will be the year of the happy dog. Wait,… Continue reading

stuck on you

Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s that time of year again… time for the Vantentine’s Day pun! I drew a little etegami of a heart-shaped cactus I saw years ago at the Arboretum in Ann… Continue reading

Love the hell out of of everyone

Every Sunday morning I wake up to Krista Tippett’s radio show On Being. At first, as a not-particularly-religious person, I was a little irritated that my local radio station, WAMU, added this to its… Continue reading

give a cluck

Happy new year! I don’t quite know where 2016 went (maybe somewhere in a hand basket??) but all of a sudden it’s New Year’s Eve and I’ve only just finished my New Year’s… Continue reading