Category Archive: happy birthday

Wishing you a cake of bamboo

 A happy birthday card for a colleague is a no-sugar- and no-wheat-eating vegan… I’m sure pandas understand her birthday cake conundrums. I based my panda on this wonderful photo by AngalaN on Flickr… Continue reading

My Inbox: a happy birthday card from Mom!

It’s my birthday. My gift from the weather gods was a snow day the day before, thus I got a great three-day weekend. My gift from my Mom — other than life itself,… Continue reading

Chilly Chile

A silly chilly chile post for your Monday morning. Painted for a pun-loving friend for his birthday.

A fool at forty

Happy birthday… to me! Culturally this is supposed to be a rather significant birthday, but the only reason I can think of is the sentiment expressed in this etegami, an idiom that goes:… Continue reading

Always the Same Age

A hibiscus I painted to wish happy birthday to a colleague… she is sunny and bright, and she sometimes wears Hawaiian patterns. Quotation is one I like from Gertrude Stein: “We are always… Continue reading

etegami basics: a simple birthday etegami

Sometimes I get overwhelmed trying to think of something clever to paint for someone. Then I reread this great post by Dosankodebbie about the basics of etegami and remember that it’s not the… Continue reading

Forest of Stars Kokeshi for J

A happy birthday kokeshi doll etegami for my sister. The characters translate to “forest of stars,” from a Japanese poem. The flower is a desert flower, from a picture my sister took at… Continue reading

Pickled, Pink

Etegami of a bunch of Easter radishes, painted for LW for her birthday (as ever, late again). On the backside of the card I’ve recorded a recipe for ume-pickled radishes, which turn the… Continue reading