Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Those incredible eggs

With Easter only a few weeks ago, I was thinking of the egg and how it is decorated.   There is such a purity in the form.  How pretty is this basket full of soft, pastel and natural color chicken eggs?

My raviolis will be decorating Easter eggs soon.  Brilliant, spring colors will abound and then they will hide them to find on Easter morning.

The term "Fabergé egg" has become a synonym of luxury and the eggs are regarded as masterpieces of the jeweller's art. The eggs are made of precious metals or hard stones decorated with combinations of enamel and gem stones.  Always exquisite and breathtaking.

Another spectacular Faberge egg dated 1903.

Lovely hand decorated Ukrainian eggs. All patiently hand wrought.

These are eggs decorated with a Victorian marbling technique.  I adore these eggs for their detail and color.  Brilliant.

My sister's favorite eggs from our childhood. She loves these panoramic, sugar molded eggs.

And of course, an egg worthy of a sea witch.  This little Mermaid carving won a blue ribbon in 2007 at the international egg art show in Dallas Texas.  How extraordinary a work of art using such a simple and organic medium.  I am always awed by the talent that is among us.  Have a wonderful day all.  Sea Witch 



Ooooh, thank you for sharing such a beautiful grouping of images! ~ Angela

Jacque said...

Good Morning Witch!

You know, I love those ornate eggs but the simplicity of the white eggshell, with the mermaid carving--ever so delicately detailed--really makes a statement! How do they do that without cracking those eggs? You are right--there are some TALENTED artisians in this world.

Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

What a beautiful post, the Faberge eggs are breathtaking.

Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog today, you are very kind!


Tristan Robin said...

it's so unfair that I've not been chosen by the Fates to own my very very own Fabergé egg LOL

Bettyann said...

My Mom is from ukranian heritage...she loves to collect egg cups...has +600...love your choice of images...thanks for brightening my day !!!

seanymph said...

OH I love the mermaid egg. How exquisite!

WhisperWood Cottage said...

Love the pastels and the vibrant colors!

Anonymous said...

Where can I find ouy how to make those eggs with the victorian marbling technique?