Category Archive: flowers

hawaiian orchids

An etegami I did over a year ago… It’s not the best, but it’s very evocative of how I feel right now in February! I am dreaming of warm place such as Hawaii!

Irises in January

  a trio of iris etegami, painted on request for a friend Irises are still a fond memory, deep in January in DC, they are hibernating for the winter. Luckily the internet and… Continue reading

Goodbye summer?

I recently learned, from Dosankodebbie, of a Japanese poetic pastime called “finding a tiny autumn,” in which you seek out the subtle changes in nature as summer ends. This expression is not used… Continue reading

John Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana

Earlier this month we spent some time at Glacier National Park, in Montana, and Waterton Lakes Park, in Canada. I have a slew of photos, especially of monkey flowers, chipmunks, deer,┬ámossy trees, and… Continue reading

Hi there!

Sunflower, drawn after walking home along a street with sunflowers taller than me. I didn’t know what words I would use at first, but the way the leaves turned out sort of seemed… Continue reading

Stinking Hellebore!

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

Bog laurel

Posting this from vacation today. This card was painted from a flower I saw on my last holiday, a trip to Maine’s Mt. Desert Island. Now, we are at Glacier Park for a… Continue reading

Take all the garden spills

A couple of lotus blossoms, from a photo a friend posted from his visit to Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens here in Washington DC — check out their Flickr stream here for photos… Continue reading

Nonbiri daisies

Daisies cheer up any dreadfully hot and humid day in DC — and there are a lot of daisies and dreadfully hot and humid days in DC! One of my etegami friends, Shungo,… Continue reading

Oops… salvaging “mistakes” in etegami through collage

The point of etegami is that there are no mistakes. You don’t sketch our your images first on the paper — you draw your images and let whatever will be be. You don’t… Continue reading