Category Archive: birds

library cormorant

Etegami painted quite a while ago and featured in an art show at my work, using a quotation attributed to Coleridge. “Library cormorant: one omnivorous and voracious in reading”.

give a cluck

Happy new year! I don’t quite know where 2016 went (maybe somewhere in a hand basket??) but all of a sudden it’s New Year’s Eve and I’ve only just finished my New Year’s… Continue reading

Waddle I do without you?

“Waddle I do without you?” This card was painted for my 8-year-old cousin (featured earlier this year)– hope she knows how much I love her!The paper I used here is Japanese rice paper… Continue reading

Ducks… living the dream

More ducks! This series of duck etegami started in my brain when someone I know on Facebook said he was walking home, saw some ducks just doing their thing, walking along the road,… Continue reading

Odd ducks

Ducks… these ones are rather odd, with the angle I chose to focus on. Look for a few more ducks over the next couple of weeks. Oh, and I’m selling the blue-billed one… Continue reading

a stork collage

Sometimes I like my practice drawings so much I can’t scrap them. But in the meantime I’ve drawn and painted and scribbled and dripped ink all around them. I usually cut out the… Continue reading

Spring slouches from winter’s nest

I did a series of etegami watercolor cards and various versions of a spring haiku, all inspired by of my friend Angela’s photo a white stork, which is currently featured in the DCist… Continue reading

Late february winds blew; birds queued

Forgot to post this in February when I wrote the haiku and drew this etegami. Today’s balmy 60 degree weather, calm skies, feel a long way from late February.

for the birds

These two etegami are mistake-ridden. The first one originally had an incorrect attribution on it. The second shows my sloppy penmanship at its peak. I sent these out anyway. The point of etegami… Continue reading

for the birds

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