Category Archive: handmade paper

a stamp collage etegami

I received a lovely set of etegami from Hyu in Vietnam, enclosed in a stamp-covered envelop. I guess it takes a lot of stamps to get cards to the US! The thing that… Continue reading

Sad cherry trees

Cherry blossoms in DC are scarce. A long cold winter seems to have scared them off. I did find a few this last week on daily walks to and from work, and I… Continue reading

Dandelions… Inspired by Shungo, Santoku, and Norway

My literary inspiration:   a Santoku poem, “A dandelion bloomed on the road today.” Another etegami painter, Shungo Asada, shared it with me recently. My visual inspiration:  Norwegian dandelions from a photo I took… Continue reading

Act Swiftly, Awesome Pacyderm!

I’ll probably stick this on my office door — everyone is asking for things ASAP. The Dr. Seuss quotation is from Horton Hears a Who, and I like that somehow the elephant I… Continue reading