by Akiko Enokido, Deb Shaw, and Leslie Walker

Our friends in the Japanese botanical artist’s group will be having a meeting in Tokyo on May 8th, and BAGSC members are writing letters of sympathy and support on botanical art cards that Mieko Ishikawa will present at their meeting. Please bring your cards to any of the BAGSC gatherings in April (see below — Elaine Searle’s “Meet and Greet”; Margaret’s Blue Class; or Susan Frei Nathan’s Workshop), or send them to Akiko for inclusion in our package to them.

If you have cards of your own work, or would like to bring additional cards for others to sign, that would be wonderful.

Our hearts, prayers, and thoughts go out to everyone there, and all those who have friends and families in Japan.

Thank you.