Category Archive: poetry

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

pick one

“pick one, / let’s have it for dinner” (hitotsu moide gohan ni shyou)   This etegami features a curvaceous butternut squash I had for dinner recently. The heat of summer must have me… 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

Knock their eyes out

The tulips are almost gone, their naked stems suffering the indignity of losing all their petals. Here’s one that welcomed me on my walk to work for a few weeks. It was on… Continue reading

the purple violet sweet

Violets are everywhere: lawns, on the side of the road, in the cracks on the sidewalk, gardens, on hiking paths. Apparently they are weeds and the internet is full of strategies for killing… Continue reading

Stir It Up

I’ve been an avid follower of the Mixology Monday series, where a type of cocktail is proposed and then folks get to come up with drinks to meet the requirements, but never had… Continue reading


A globemallow, painted from a photo taken at the Chama River Valley, near Abiquiu, New Mexico, in June. We picnicked near a patch of them, noticing that their flowers were closed, and in… Continue reading

My Inbox: Flowers and Bamboo Shoots from Hideko

A wonderful takenoko, or bamboo shoot, which are in season right now. The words read, “Live as honestly as you can.” I will take those words to heart. And also try to find… Continue reading

Put a sun in Sunday, Sunday!

  It’s March 30th, in Washington, DC, Sunday. And it’s raining and sleeting. This really isn’t like you, DC, but if it means we’ll have a milder than usual summer this year, I’m good… Continue reading

One hundred percent

A larger format etegami done from a series of elephant photos from Flickr, I used a quotation from Dr Seuss’s Horton Hears a Hoo: an elephant’s faithful, one hundred percent. Happy Wednesday, everyone.