4/09/2009

Spring Celebrations



I'm not planning on doing much to celebrate Easter this year although I'm thinking about having my niece over on Saturday to dye some eggs. I think my mother in law is fixing a ham for Sunday and we'll gather and eat some Cadbury Eggs.

For me Easter and dying eggs is more about celebrating Spring and renewal. It's shaking off the gray of Winter and going crazy with some color. I was the one who would wait for my siblings to finish dying their eggs in the proper way and I would then start mixing up the colors and dunking the eggs from color to color. Sometimes I came up with a cool tie dyed effect, sometimes a marbleized masterpiece, and sometimes it was just a big hot mess. Either way I was happy.

I know it's too late to buy these lovely egg creations from etsy to get to you by this Easter but I think they would make lovely decorations all Spring long. Who decided decorating eggs was an Easter tradition anyways? The above egg was Hand embroidered in the style of Japanese Temari balls by Selahestelle. I'm sure she would be thrilled if you gave her an Easter gift of her first Etsy sale. This blue Etched Pysanky Goose Egg by Judij33 is absolutely stunning. It would make a great decoration all year long in my opinion.

If you are planning on dying eggs this weekend I found a few sites that would be super helpful for you and your budding artists. If you want to really master the tie dye egg FamilyFun.com has good directions here to create eggs that will actually look like this. If you want to get really creative DLTK's Crafts for Kids has directions here for everything from the traditional to Rubber Band or splatter painted eggs. Hope you have fun however you celebrate the arrival of Spring.

12 comments:

blueviolet said...

I have always wanted to make those wonderful intricately designed eggs! I probably could never do it but they're so lovely!

Lin said...

Great, now I feel guilty that we are not coloring eggs for the first time in my life! My daughter is going on her 8th grade trip, the son is running with tennis, and we are painting all weekend--everyone decided to pass this year. sigh. Now I feel bad. :( Well, at least I won't have to eat egg salad for the next 3 weeks.

Grammatically Delicious Designs said...

I always want to try so many different ways with decorating eggs every year. And then, I just end up dunking them in food coloring. I have to get more creative next year. This is going on my 'list'.

Danielle

Kristin at My Art and the Mom in Me said...

We are celebrating Easter by beginning our 27 hour drive to Connecticut. We are leaving at 5:30am and driving 10 hours the first day!

But..that was not my main point of this comment. lol! Great finds..that is one amazing hand embroidered egg!

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Love the embroidered ones!

One Creative Queen said...

Just as I had convinced my kids that we shouldn't die eggs this year (so I could actually get some art done and play with some new art toys I got), you post these...and now I I want to die eggs! Now I'll have to go back and figure out a way to make it seem like it's still their idea. Hmmm...

And thank you so much for the recommendation! You are the kindest person - in the universe. And to think - I didn't even have to pay you!

Happy Easter and beautiful spring wishes!
xx

GrayEyedScorpio said...

check these babies out: http://thelittleredhen.typepad.com/my_weblog/2009/03/tie-dyed-eggs-again.html

Enjoy the egg-dying!

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storybeader said...

like that fiber egg! Have fun this weekend - hope the weather's good.

Artist Victoria O'Neill said...

really enjoyed your colorful spring post here this morning.....i'm so glad winter is in the rearview mirror.

kim* said...

im checkin out the site, or i will just end up with the crayon and dye :)

Nancy said...

Thanks for the boost of confidence about craft fairs. I suppose I don't tend to be very outgoing in terms of getting people to do and want things. I don't think I'd be a very good cheerleader/ salesman for myself. That's actually the part that's more scary. Neutrals are always hard for me to do too. But I guess that's what the "normal" people want. Haha. Take care.

 

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