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Orange Wedges (Shine as Only You Can Shine) by dosankodebbie

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This is an etegami collage made from new and used materials. Traditional etegami is a Japanese folk art that combines thoughtful words with simple images painted on washi paper with sumi ink and water-soluble gansai mineral paints.

In this case, the orange wedges were painted on a washi card, then cut out and glued to the cover of an antique book of Japanese singing poems (shigin) printed with gold birds in flight.

The typed words are a quote from one of my favorite songs of encouragement by singer/songwriter Takako Okamura. The song itself is titled “Don’t Give Up Your Dreams,” and the quote (which comes in the middle of the song) translates roughly to “Shine As Only You Can Shine.”

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etegami, japan, folk art, collage, orange, fruit, dream, inspiration, encouragement, shine, be yourself, dont give up, persevere

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.

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  • Ellen Keagy
    Ellen Keagyabout 3 years ago

    Wow these sure pop!
    I love em!!!

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelabout 3 years ago

    beautiful creative work

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinabout 3 years ago

    so VERY interesting, Debbie!!!! Like it very much!!!

  • davvi
    davviabout 3 years ago

    能发光时且发光:)

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