Thursday, September 1, 2011

Scratch and sniff

No, not hay fever, just a wish that you could 'scratch and sniff' this etegami.
Freezia perfume is perhaps my favourite smell in the world, possibly ranking just behind the smell of a freshly washed newborn baby.
As I have mentioned before on this blog, the smell of a bunch of freezias  immediately transports me back to my 17th birthday and the rather gorgeous boyfriend who gave them to me. Alas, the boyfriend departed and he came to no good, he ended up being a lawyer (both my sons who are lawyers will appreciate this but they are exceptional!).  The scent is still my favourite. I have yet to find a perfume that lives up to it.

Speaking of perfume I have found a rather nice subtle one called 'Green Tea' by Elizabeth Arden. I haven't worn perfume for years but I really love this one and I am walking around in a cloud of it at the moment.
The small operation I had on Tuesday went well, awaiting the biopsy. The Dr. cut out a fair swathe of skin and tissue from my back, he seemed to be sewing me up for ages but I shan't know how many stitches until the bandages are changed tomorrow. The irritating thing is not to be able to shower but being restricted to 'bird baths'...perhaps the perfume is a good idea after all.


  1. How I wish I could scratch 'n sniff this one. It's simpler than some of your recent etegami (though I love those too!) and has a more traditional feel. Green Tea perfume? How intriguing. I'll have to keep my eye open for it.

  2. I recently discovered both your and Debbie's blogs and love all your artwork! I've been painting sumi-e for the last year and recently took up e-tegami. The "imperfections bring character" philosophy suits me down to a tee.

  3. Lisa, wonderful to meet another convert to the world of etegami. I came to it through Debbie's blog and I regard her as my 'sensei'.
    I would love to see your work. The ' etegami fun club' on Facebook is a good place to post work. Cheers.

  4. Mmmm, I love freesias and ours just came out, too. You have caught their elegant shape admirably. Do you grow crocuses? We just planted some this year and they look very etegami-friendly. I also wear Green Tea! Enjoy the bird baths and I hope the biopsy turns out well.

  5. Haha, ok, I see that the surgery happened already. I love perfume but I am allergic to all of them, unfortunately.:(

  6. I'm jealous of folks who can wear/enjoy perfume. Almost all perfumes and fragrances (even some deodorants, hairspray, etc) make my nose burn when I pass someone wearing them. The world is a minefield of smells to me. But I'm glad you can enjoy your Green Tea!