Daisies cheer up any dreadfully hot and humid day in DC — and there are a lot of daisies and dreadfully hot and humid days in DC!
One of my etegami friends, Shungo, sent me some hand-made paper and I decided to try it out with some daisy motifs. The paper, he told me, wouldn’t absorb very well, and when applying a stamp you had to push very hard. You can see I didn’t do so well on the second one, in getting the stamp to show up distinctly. I love the texture of the paper — very bumpy and rough. For these photos I left the ragged edges showing so you can see them. I sent one of them to the guy who sent me the paper — hope you like it Shungo (see some of his work that he has send me here).
For the word, I chose a single word, “nonbiri” (のんびり）, which means cheerful or easy-going. It’s a word that appears on one of Shungo’s stamps (hanko).