Gentle Brute

I walk or run or bike to and from work practically everyday. My route takes me from my neighborhood in DC, LeDroit, through downtown, to the National Mall, near George Washington University. It’s… Continue reading

Happy New Year! Year of the Horse

Wishing you all a very happy new year! 2014 is the Year of the Horse, according to the Chinese zodiac, and I took that as my theme as I painted New Year’s cards… Continue reading

My inbox: Holiday Bounty!

My mailbox has been overflowing this December, and I’ve gotten quite behind in posting what I’ve received. Here is a longish post recording the etegami, and other arts, I have received from many… Continue reading

I want to ride my bicycle!

Bicycle model courtesy of Capital Bikeshare, Washington DC Words courtesy of Queen, of course There will be no bicycling today, as DC is having a snow day. Currently huddled up at Kafe Bohem,… Continue reading

Gingko leaves

Gingko leaves, subtly yellowing in the fall I finally got around to painting some gingko leaves, after being inspired by a card I received from Shungo. The first etegami is on high-bleed washi… Continue reading

My Inbox: Gingko leaf from Shungo

I received this etegami of a gingko leaf from Shungo, in Yokohama, over a month ago. Again, things have really gotten away from me the past couple of months! I hope to be… Continue reading

There’s a bit of magic in everything

  I finally have gotten back to etegami these past couple of weeks. The trees have been obliging with lots of inspiring foliage, and I’ve been able to get out to do some… Continue reading

Exciting news…

… I got a piece accepted into my work’s employee art show! I submitted a few works last spring and didn’t remember till I got the acceptance letter in September. The show opened… Continue reading

My inbox: coffee from Linda

I’m behind in numerous things:  reading, work, painting. And especially posting etegami I’ve received. This cute card came about a month ago, from Linda in St Louis,  sent in response to a similarly… Continue reading

My inbox: Shunbun (equinox) by Carol

An elegant black and white etegami from Carol in California…. received over a month ago, before the equinox.

Carol writes that she used to do politics for a living, and that it’s nice to see _something_ in balance.

Very true… written from week three of the government shutdown. Luckily my job isn’t affected, but my husband’s is.

Maybe this week will see resolution.