What’s the children’s tongue twister: Peter piper picked a peck of *painted* peppers? Something like that.
I painted a peck of painted peppers this past week, motivated by a couple of things.
First, there was the GIANT bag of New Mexican dried chiles my sister gave me for my birthday. (By the way, I’m looking for recipe ideas: there’s this red chile sauce, or maybe this posole. Let me know if you have ideas!) Her birthday is TODAY (Yay Jessie!), so I wanted to paint her a card with one of her peppers.
And second, I had read about a famous haiku, below, by Basho involving a dragonfly and was eager to use it in an etegami.とうがらし 羽をつけたら 赤とんぼ
My translation is “Hot pepper / Give it wings / Red dragonfly.”
It has inspired some haiku comics — see here from Old Pond Comics, and also here.
Below are three of my favorites from the peck I painted
Very nice idea !
Thanks so much! I like your etegamis too!
Hey Alison! Love these cards! In fact I love all of your etegami cards! I posted this link to my Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/MJs-Kitchen/133951023357088 Thanks for the link back to my red chile sauce! I hope you get a chance to make it now that you have a bag of red chiles. 🙂
Thanks so much MJ, glad you like them! I follow you blog on my RSS feed now, delicious stuff! I made the red chile sauce a couple days ago, made enough for a couple meals of enchiladas. I had to cool it down a bit by mixing in a little plain yogurt.