Saturday, April 03, 2010

A Handmade Easter

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Today was our mostly-annual Egg-Stravaganza. Since I'm so horrible at taking photos of humans, and since the eggs were so splendid, I'm just going share close-up photos.

I love how everyone "got" the concept of wax-resist. And I really, really love how everyone created such unique Easter eggs. Some were intricate.




And some were delightfully to-the-point. Gotta love this egg head. I like the addition of drawing on top of the dye.




Sinuous flowers, in beautiful colors. Really lovely, and very reminiscent of Eastern European folk painting.




Elaborate fish, and argyle. How many times can I type the word "love?"



Pink and purple hearts are always popular.




Over the years, I've amassed quite a few nifty egg-decorating tools. The egg lathe is great for people who want a certain amount of control.




This is an egg I decorated a few years back. Somehow, I never seem to decorate eggs at my own parties. (As I said, pink and purple hearts are always popular.)



And speaking of lovely things, Ashley decorated all her eggs while holding her little Henry. Today is his second-month birthday. Love. Love. Love.

6 comments:

The Gillespie Tribe said...

I am so sad that this darn cold had to strike right before I was finally going to be able to join you!! I am so, so sad... Next year! Next year will be the year everything finally falls into place for me...

. . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

We missed you! Hope you're feeling better, soon.

Becky said...

Oh, I have to chime in with "love love love", too!

The eggs are just fab, and I covet your lathe. (I don't think I've ever typed that sentence before in my life!)

Happy Egg Day, dear.

Doug said...

Lisa~thank you so much for hosting this event each year. We were sorry to have to leave so soon, but thoroughly enjoyed our time and enjoyed introducing some new friends to this wonderful art (and also to a bunch of cool boxers!) Thanks again....Mushroom Boy had a blast and thinks you are all so COOL!

Hanna said...

Thanks so much for hosting this great event - we would have never done this otherwise! Mayah totally treasures her pink heart egg and wanted to sleep with it...

Martha said...

Wow, an egg lathe! I made a few eggs with Lindsay and her friend. Thought of you the whole time.

Martha

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