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

Just hanging out

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

Learn etegami with me! 11/19/2014 at DC Public Library!

I am teaching an etegami class at DC Public Library this week — Wednesday, 11/19/2014, 7pm, at the Mount Pleasant Branch. Come! Tell your friends! The motto of etegami is “Clumsy is good,”… Continue reading

You’re my daily thought and my nightly dream

A dahlia etegami, painted from a photo I took at a dahlia exhibit in Halifax, Nova Scotia, August 2014 The words, “You’re my daily thought, and my nightly dream,” are lyrics from “The… Continue reading

every leaf a flower

  a couple of samples from a recent bout of etegami painting. I’m terribly behind on a number of things:  etegami correspondence; prep for an etegami class I’m teaching next week (!); holiday… Continue reading

Sauteed Cauliflower with Dill

  This recipe I just made up, based on a great item on the menu of Bistro Bohem, a Czech place in my neighborhood. I have tried to find an “official” recipe for… Continue reading