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peace, humility, consideration, scripture, titus, new testament, beautyberry, flower, blossom, modesty, modest, peaceable, considerate, japan, murasaki shikibu
I am a professional Japanese-to-English translator and an Etegami artist. Etegami is a traditional Japanese folk art that combines thoughtful words with simple images painted on washi paper.
Thank you, Albert!
Interesting, so delicate and feminine, open and vulnerable yet strong. Beautifully illustrated Debbie!
Thank you Tine. You’ve got it exactly! This flower is named after Murasaki Shikibu, a 10th century lady of the Japanese imperial court, and author of what is called the first modern novel ever: “The Tales of Genji.” The plant represents all the courtly elegance of ladies of the imperial court. It is normally admired for its perfectly round, tiny purple berries. I have an etegami of the Japanese Beautyberry when it in that stage of growth somewhere in my portfolio.
Thank you, Marion! oxox
Thank you, Sally. :)
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Thank you for the honor!
Congratulations on your feature nicely done and presented hugs and blessings wonderful
Thanks you, Bonita!
wonderful work and verse! congrats on the feature!
You are very kind. :)
Lovely work Debbie and wonderful words of wisdom.
Thank you, Diane. ox