Above is a set of cards from Shay in Hawaii. The one on the left is painted on a coffee filter — this has been a trend in the Facebook Etegami group I’m a part of. Coffee filters have a very “bleedy” quality to them, that lets the paint and sumi run in an appealing way. The one on the left is a lovely landscape of Sado Island, an island to the west of the main island of Honshuu in Japan.
Fumiko of Japan is an expert at cut-paper art and send me this wonderful kittie, with what I translate to “How do you start each and every day? With “good morning,” that’s how.” The papers below are business card sized, and handmade by Fumiko. I can’t wait to use them.Patricia of California painted this happy little etegami, with the words from BJ Fogg “Plant a tiny seed in the right spot and it will grow without coaxing.” I love the figurative meaning of the poem, and I have this hanging above my etegami work space.