Nombeeri –のんビーり This card features a pun I made up in Japanese… The Japanese word is “nombiri” or “carefree.” I wrote the “bi” (ビー、pronounced “bee”) part in katakana, with the rest of the… 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

why not take a little rest?

“Why not take a little rest?” I painted this little etegami of a red panda after a visit to the US National Zoo’s Front Royal location, in Virginia, way back in October 2014.… Continue reading

Happy Library Week, 2015!

This etegami is a favorite of mine and features a quotation from David Foster Wallace. I made magnets of it to give to all my favorite librarians. I still have a few magnets… 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

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 strawberry and a flower from Tatsuaki in Japan

outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend.

“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” Groucho Marx A couple of versions of this card… made for a friend… Continue reading

kawaii Lascaux sheep for 2015

Happy new year! 2015 is the year of the sheep, and I did a few different versions of sheep for my cards this year. First, I did a linocut of a sheep and… Continue reading