2020 is the year of the rat, according to the Chinese calendar. I took a little liberty and drew a mouse. The words are a traditional Japanese New Year message, with a slight… Continue reading
Looking forward to 2018. So much so, I thought last night was New Years Eve. Happy year of the dog… or at least it will be the year of the happy dog. Wait,… Continue reading
I drew these guys a long time ago, on a piece of rice paper. Finally got around to painting in some color and adding some words. Lately I’ve been doing a lot of… Continue reading
Last week, on my birthday no less, I found this elegant little etegami in my mailbox from Patricia in California, with the words “You don’t have to know…” and bright yellow astemeria flowers… Continue reading
Nothing says happy Monday, especially the Monday after a holiday, like a stinking hellebore! Stinking Hellebore! Stinking Hellebore! It sounds like an erudite insult, something stolen from a history of ancient Greece. Or… Continue reading
A happy yellow daffodil from Yoshiko in Yokohama, a city I lived in for a year and remember well.