I finally have gotten back to etegami these past couple of weeks. The trees have been obliging with lots of inspiring foliage, and I’ve been able to get out to do some hiking to collect leaves — the pile of rustle-y, dried-up leaves on my desk keeps growing.
Reds, oranges, greens, yellows.
Today I finished a series of leaves, and was searching for words to use on the cards. I have a file on Evernote where I compile quotations from poems, songs, essays, and puns, as well as my own words that might be useful in etegami. Nothing was inspiring me.
Then I heard of the passing of Lou Reed today, at the age of 71. There is a line from a 1990s song of his, Magic and Loss: A summation, that really felt right —There’s a bit of magic in everything, and some loss to even things out.
Interested in buying one of my etegami? I listed the top one for sale on my etegami shop here. As always, let me know if you have a custom job you would like my work on — details to reach out to me are here.