I made a few postcards in April, 2022, inspired by a class I was taking at the time that compared Eastern and Western art. I was thinking of the scrolls I had seen in class that contained poetry and artwork.
I drew on the tradition of etegami to guide me, doing a loose interpretation by illustrating a haiku (written by me) rather than including a simple phrase, but I stuck with the idea of mail art, spontaneous art work, and something pleasant that a person would like to receive in the mail.
This is the third and last postcard I made in this small series.
I used India ink and a bamboo brush, and I painted the colors with gouache. It’s done on a watercolor paper postcard.
Oh I do like the contrast here between the pastel colours and the darkness of the Indian ink.
Thank you. That is what appeals to me too about how these etegami cards have turned out.
Just a wonderful watercolor, my friend, Claudia/ thanx for this
Thank you. I enjoyed making these postcards. There is a lot that can be said in a small space.
This one has also stolen my heart
Thank you. You make my day, saying that.
PS I would be happy to send you one or some. Email me and let me know what you think (email@example.com)
Thank you Claudia. Will email you