Category Archive: animals

Cicadian rhythm

Brood X cicadas are upon us here in the mid-Atlantic. I know some might disagree but I love their red eyes and droning and bumbling flight patterns! I guess they are a bit… Continue reading

stick with love

“And I say to you, I have also decided to stick with love, for I know that love is ultimately the only answer to mankind’s problems.” Martin Luther King, Jr. (link) I’ve had… Continue reading


 dog: a kind of additional or subsidiary Deity designed to catch the overflow and surplus of the world’s worship. (Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary)Here’s an etegami I did of a friend’s dog, Giles.… Continue reading

Arboreal animal

Woohoo, look what I found… a New Year’s card I forgot to post. This one I sent to my mom, a big genealogy nerd. She has traced our ancestry back to god himself!… Continue reading

Consider the lilies

“Consider the lilies” This etegami features a line that I thought originated from a couple of 19th-century poets I’m familiar with —  a poem by Christina Rosetti and a personal letter by Emily… Continue reading

Love is the Elephant

“Love is the elephant and we are the blind mice unable to understand the whole.” I painted this elephant as part of a project to illustrate some cards for a game called Bamboo… Continue reading

Bamboo Harvest Panda

I painted this little panda as part of a project I was working on earlier this year — illustrations for a game called “Bamboo Harvest.” Check out the game, tweet about it to… Continue reading

Why not go out on a limb?

 “Why not go out on a limb? Isn’t that where the fruit is?” A little Monday inspiration for you.


A couple more pandas, one a bit pinkish. Rushing isn’t healthy at all. Happy Friday-like Thursday to you all. Hope you don’t have to work tomorrow, the day before Independence Day. Relax, don’t… Continue reading

why not take a little rest?

“Why not take a little rest?” I painted this little etegami of a red panda after a visit to the US National Zoo’s Front Royal location, in Virginia, way back in October 2014.… Continue reading