11 April 2017. mid afternoon
Last time I blew out one dozen eggs. This time, I put those egg shells to use.
The first thing to notice is that goose eggs are considerably larger than chicken eggs. The second thing is that George lays longer eggs than does Martha. (Think about this for a second. When inside the bird, eggs are spherical.)
Anyway, the first thing I did was take the empty shells and dye them with some liquid food coloring and warm water. I used rubber cement as a resist to do "batik" effects.
Then, I selected some Easter grass and chocolate eggs and bunnies, individually wrapped.
I had to enlarge the holes in the eggs a bit. Had I known, I could have done this when blowing out the eggs and saved myself some work.
Then, stuff in a bit of the "grass." Drop in the candy. Stuff in a bit more of the "grass." Glue on a length of ribbon to serve as the handle for the basket.
I have a few more to do.
I might even pour candles into one of two of them, just for something different.
Deborah K Smith, PhD
As a self-proclaimed mixed media artist and creative professional, I am in my 3rd career, having spent 15 years as a software developer and another 15 as a university professor. My first love and my most demanding one has always been creating whether it be a drawing, a bit of crocheted lace, a cloth doll, a piece of software, a PhD dissertation, or a piece of digital art. I simply LOVE to make things and I see make and make-over opportunities everywhere. My only regret is that there is no possible way that I can live long enough to make all of the things I see in my mind.