Pocket-sized art with more uses than you can wave a Bic at. Birthdays, thanks yous, Valentines or even Wednesdays, there’s always an occasion for a stunning card. From promotional weapon to distant friend-contactor, our cards are more versatile than Optimus Prime.
Cards are designed to suit the most common image ratio of 3:2, but any image size can be printed—we just leave a white border.
The writing on this hand-painted etegami is a quote from an old, but well-loved Japanese children’s song: “[It’s eyes are blue] because it flew in the blue sky”
childrens song, dragonfly, etegami, folk art, insect, japan, sumi ink, washi paper, watercolor
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.
Love the detail!
Thank you for the encouragement.
beautifu…. this style makes me feel easy and home:))
I’m glad you feel that way!
this is truly beautiful….
Thank you, Mimi!
wonderful work !LIZ
You are very kind, Liz!
“his eyes are blue,because it flew in blue sky.”,wonderful .I like the dragonfly.
The song goes on to ask why the red dragonfly’s eyes are red, and it answers: “because it looked at the sunset.”
lovely answer.sunlight hurts one’s eyes:) I really like this kind of drawing.