Saturday, September 29, 2012

Pass it forward.

That's what I intend to do with this card. Debbie from Hokkaido has sent me a few fan shaped etegami cards. These cards are unobtainable in Australia, add to that the complexities of ordering them online from Japan, which would defeat me, and this makes them a welcome gift. I was also given some handmade cards by Fumiko from Kyushu so in order to form a perfect circle I hope to make one of them into a card for Debbie..neat?
Fumiko is a big fan of purple, it pops up in her etegami constantly and lately it has popped up in her hair! Not a wishy washy mauve or even a jacaranda but a very decided purple. So, the pinky, purpley card says in Japanese (courtesy of Google translate and with fact checking by Debbie ) "For the use of my dear Lady Murasaki", The Lady Murasaki was the purported writer of "The Tales of Genji" which is considered to be one of the first novels ever written. The play on words in the card is that in Japanese Murasaki means purple, so an appropriate name for Fumiko who is also very much a lady.
I feel a bit like Big Bird on Sesame Street.."let's all co-operate children", won't that be fun?


  1. Gasp with pleasure at your etagami!!

  2. Hi, Origame,
    Really nice and a wonderful word play!
    Cheers, Sadami

  3. Loving the idea behind this post, and of a creative community of friends...just wonderful!