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Part of a series in which I’ve been exploring the meaning and reasons for holes and other empty spaces. This was done in ink and Japanese gansai watercolors on a soft washi postcard.

Featured in the Disability and Beauty group.


hole, empty, puzzle, missing, melancholy, heart, complete, incomplete, body, soul, seeking, lost, found, whole, part, sad, hope, despair, broken, repaired, hurt, healed, alone, loneliness, fulfilled, unfulfilled, connected, unconnected, love, saved, salvation, redemption, restoration

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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  • dosankodebbie
    dosankodebbieover 2 years ago

  • Marianna Tankelevich
    Marianna Tanke...over 2 years ago

    love it!

  • Thank you Marianna!

    – dosankodebbie

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinover 2 years ago

    Goodness, Debbie….this is most important piece of all!!!!

  • Yes it is, but the meaning of this is more than what first comes to mind. I’m developing a theme that will become evident later. :)

    – dosankodebbie

  • donnamalone
    donnamaloneover 2 years ago

    love the drawing and concept. Well Done!

  • You are very kind, donnamalone.

    – dosankodebbie

  • davvi
    davviover 2 years ago

    good.well done.

  • Thanks for the encouragement, davvi!

    – dosankodebbie

  • Shylie Edwards
    Shylie Edwardsover 2 years ago

    briliant design!!!

  • Heh, heh. Love those explanation marks!!!

    – dosankodebbie

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 2 years ago

    Congratulations!! You have been featured in the Disability and Beauty group (clickable banner)

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  • Thank you for the honor!

    – dosankodebbie

  • davvi
    davviover 2 years ago

    Chinese said,牵一发而动全身。

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesover 2 years ago

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