My Inbox, it overflows!

      A large collection of recently received etegami! I see I have some painting to do, to respond! Above is a set of cards from Shay in Hawaii. The one on… Continue reading

Beaver-tail Cactus Flower

I recently went to Joshua Tree National Park in California. For some reason, despite living in California all of  my childhood and early adulthood I never made it there. We went in late… Continue reading

Fresno Margarita

I tend to favor spicy, savory drinks, and one thing I am happy about regarding the upcoming DC summer is the return of spicy, jalapeno-based drinks to my local bars. I’m not sure… Continue reading

Sad cherry trees

Cherry blossoms in DC are scarce. A long cold winter seems to have scared them off. I did find a few this last week on daily walks to and from work, and I… Continue reading

Library Week 2014!

Library Week 2014 will be April 13-19th this year. Sponsored by the American Library Association, the week highlights the positive impact that librarians and libraries have on society. Last year I did an… 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.

My Inbox: Astemeria from Patricia in California

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

My Inbox: swan from Marie Francoise in France

After all the grey comes the green Spring comes after winter And after the rain, the beautiful time. (French poet Claude Roy)

My Inbox: a happy birthday card from Mom!

It’s my birthday. My gift from the weather gods was a snow day the day before, thus I got a great three-day weekend. My gift from my Mom — other than life itself,… Continue reading