Dandelions… Inspired by Shungo, Santoku, and Norway

Dandelion Santoku Poem

My literary inspiration:   a Santoku poem, “A dandelion bloomed on the road today.” Another etegami painter, Shungo Asada, shared it with me recently.

My visual inspiration:  Norwegian dandelions from a photo I took on a hike around the Sognefjord.

The top etegami is on a high-bleed postcard. The second one is on a low-bleed postcard.

Dandelion Santoku poem, for AkikoDandelion Santoku Poem on Handmade Washi

And the last one is a large piece done on handmade Japanese paper, which I made at a workshop at the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Silver Spring, MD. The rough edges of the paper are evidence of my novice status as a paper maker.  Most of my later paper from that workshop came out in full rectangular sheets. I mounted it on wood, added some veneer, and gave it to my mom.

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