I asked my oldest daughter today if she remembered coloring Easter eggs together when she was little. Yes! Now my granddaughter is coloring eggs with my great grands.
Sarah's four children
Hunting eggs is serious business, holding her mouth just right.
Found a good one at preschool egg hunt.
I painted a few eggs yesterday to go around my old hen in the kitchen. All but two of the painted eggs I used to have burned in our house fire, It has been 10 years this spring and I am just now getting around to replacing some! The two large eggs are dated 1999. Amazing how time rushes by. I hope I will paint some more bye and bye.
To glaze them (or a doll head) I use Liquitex medium, either gloss or matte plus Ceramcoat burnt umber liquid acrylic. For inspiration I used to borrow pieces of my mother in law's lovely Quimper. Now I go easily to Google images and pull up hundreds of pictures.When Jack and I married, I had a nice small collection of old Staffordshire hens. He took a dim view of them as they were not old enough for our furniture and not American either. I let all go but the one large one shown above. She lives behind a cupboard door out of sight except at Easter. However Jack did later buy for me a red and white one at an auction in Pennsylvania, styled after the earlier Chelsea hens with peeps. I treasure these two Staffordshire hens, I would be afraid to buy more now because the date of manufacture varies so widely. There were a number made in the 1950's and 60's, sold at Adele Hunt's in Dallas for one example. They are so good I would not be sure, particularly if they had been crazed in a dishwasher.
Hinged basket handles cause lots of issues!
There were 12 of us to say Grace in a circle before a beautiful brunch. e