Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Aaah!, the quiet life.

It's what we yearn for and seldom achieve, a quiet uneventful life. Our lives, the Prof's and mine have been anything but uneventful these last few weeks but thankfully we are back to an even tenor at the present time. A stint in hospital for the Prof and a looming 'procedure' as the doctors so euphemistically call it has lately upset the applecart. So, while I have  been as busy as the proverbial, it did not encompass my great love, painting etegami.
One bright spot has been the hanging of an exhibition of my etegami and some of the cards that I have received over the last couple of years. The show is at the hospital where I am a frequent guest, lining a corridor. The hospital has an active program called "Arts for Health" and has ever changing displays in corridors. I have had a lot of positive feedback, etegami being a form of painting that seems to be accessible to most people and even the ones with Japanese or even Icelandic writing hold people's interest.
My etegami for today are a response to the last few weeks, I seem to be buzzing around with not much to show for it.

The second card is on a high 'nijimi' (absorbency) card and the first is on a watercolour card.


  1. Hi, Origame,
    Oh, I love your sophisticated humour in the post. Thank you for showing the different cards. As I heard from Debbie the differences, this post is very interesting! Take care. Sure your work brings patients hope and love.
    Cheers, Sadami

  2. Hello Origa-me:)I'm happy reading you had a great exhibition. Both paintingcards are beautiful and very familiar to me:) Love your work! There is no better goal then make people happy with it, as you do!

  3. You are an inspiration!
    Bees are the best.
    Sending lots of healing wishes.
    Sherry, who dances with butterflies

  4. hi Carole,
    congratulations on your exhibition! It is wonderful that you've brought your lovely etegami to the hospital. It's no mean feat organising something like this and it's great that people have responded to it. Who knows, some of the patients might take it up. Best wishes to the Prof also.