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

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