Sunday, February 27, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
If I am not mistaken, Shungo's etegami shows fukinotou, or butterbur shoot, which is a harbinger of spring. The symbols carved in the big red stamp on the left are a play on words that can be understood as either "Hurry up and come, Spring" or "Pining with Love for Spring."
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
This lovely fabric collage card celebrating the year 2011 comes from Mary (also known as Boo), and it fits my Rabbit mail art call perfectly! On the back it says "may the flames of love and art- and rabbits- burn brightly for you this year."
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Another distinctive rabbit submission from Frips. This time she says she used a computer program called Harmony. No matter what tools she uses, whether it's a sketch or a lino-cut or whatever, you can tell Frip's style at first glance. I think that's cool.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Yippee! Another card for my "Rabbit" call. The Chinese characters refer to the Year of the Hare/Rabbit. The paper-cut of the rabbit is simply awesome! Mike says he borrowed the design from the new lunar year stamp just released on Jan 22.
This painted lino-cut depicts one of the paper dolls called "Ane-sama ningyo," which have been painstakingly crafted from colorful Japanese paper for hundreds of years in certain regions of Japan. It's my first card from Hatsue, and the words say "I'm happy to meet you on this Etegami day."
A turnip collage made from bunches and bunches of tiny paper flower shapes, like the flower stickers my kindergarten teacher used to glue into my attendance notebook. The words say "Come, come Spring. Come, Good Fortune."