Sunday, March 25, 2012

In a perfect world?




It’s only a few weeks till Easter and I have to admit my most favorite thing to do is to color Easter eggs. Very soon I will be taking out the food coloring and mixing up colors only seen in my mind’s eye.  Some will be pretty and some will definitely be Egg-ly ducklings.

Guess I just love colors...and this time of year offers me the chance to color play with abandon.

There is a certain drawback however.  Food coloring is a bit hard to remove from body and surface.   I usually end up with blue hands almost till Memorial Day! 

I was thinking that if the chickens would cooperate and just lay the eggs pre-colored, it would save me from becoming a Smurf-ette.  What do you think?

Linking up with Sunday Sunday Sketches. See you there…

30 comments:

Heather said...

Love your nest!!! you are so talented!
I agree, i always make a huge mess when dying eggs....it would be a lot easier if they came pre-colored
hee!
have a great weekend, xo

Christine said...

love your beautiful nest. Are there really orange coloured eggs? I am a fan of colour too.

maddyrose said...

Great looking nest. I love coloring eggs too and have decided this year I'm going to dye the eggs a peachy pink. :^}

Jan said...

This is beautiful! I love the nest, and the colors, Crystal!!!

Here is what I do for some of the Easter eggs that I want to keep in the earthtone shades.

I bowl my eggs in yellow onion skins, a few drops of yellow, and red food coloring, vinegar, and of course water, and they come out in lovely shades of browns~~~

Hugs, Jan

Victoria said...

Wow ..this is so beautiful! The nest looks so real and touchable..and the eggs are absolutely gorgeous..!! Spectacular piece!! Stunning!
Victoria

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderful sketch of a beautiful nest with colorful eggs ~~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

why not wear those light surgical gloves to protect your hands when coloring the eggs? ~

Paula said...

Over from Sophia. Love, love your nest. Even more though I love that one egg has a different color. We all like to be unique and stand out - for one or another reason. Love it

Leovi said...

I really like that nest, yes, in a perfect world there is always someone different. Greetings.

laurie said...

I think you have a great idea, ha ha.Thats a beautiful nest, I love the way the eggs and the leaves just pop!Have a wonderful Sunday, I can't wait to see the eggs you color and maybe you can show us your Smurfette hands as well.

craftattack said...

Love your easter nest! I am sure that sooner or later someone will come up with chickens that lay coloured eggs! Valerie

Rita said...

I just giggled when I saw your nest! Yes, in a perfect world... LOL! ;)

Geckostone said...

Lover your eggs! I'm picturing chickens laying colored eggs too, even colored chickens matching their eggs would be cute. OK my imagination is getting away agian! Deb

Sophia said...

Laurie,

I had to chuckle at the smurfette and chickens laying coloured eggs. Tee hee. Love it.

Your nest with the coloured eggs is beautiful. I love it alot.

Thank you for sharing with us again. Hugs

Theanne said...

love the red egg among the blue!

Easter time embraces all colors...;-)

Catherine... said...

Yummy nest... :)

WrightStuff said...

Well maybe if you fed the chickens coloured corn then that might do the trick? Or perhaps provide them with brush and paint?

Tee Hee. Love your delightful piece. I think I can hear the little birdy tweeting.... quick she's coming back... we'd best leave her in peace :)

Sabina said...

I say no to corporate eggs because those poor chickies work hard enough as it is to lay the white or brown kind. Plus decorating them later is fun. Love the colors of the eggs here though--they actually look real.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Now if someone could figure out how to have hens lay colored eggs, they would have the Easter egg market cornered for sure! Cute nest!

Liz Revit said...

Your nest is so pretty. You always create the most beautiful pieces of artwork. Very inspiring!

Nicola said...

Oh this is such a pretty piece LOVE those bright colours!!! Looking forward to seeing your coloured eggs! :0)

Lenora said...

the nest is such a great archetype..

Joni Nickrent said...

Beautiful. Love the contrast between the blue and the brown of the nest!

Magic Love Crow said...

LOL! Maybe you could just put some stickers on them Crystal? ;o) Love your painting ;o)

Tammie Lee said...

such a wonderful nest and fun with your colored eggs.....

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

half the fun is having coloured hands I think... I usually end up with some strands of hair and a smudge on my forehead as well.... great sketch...xx

Gallery Juana said...

Beautifully done nest and eggs!
That would be something to have pre-colored eggs.

Maggie said...

I love your eggs in a nest... that reminds me, I bought some food coloring when Maddy and I went to the Dollar Tree, now where is that bag?

Anne said...

Cute little nest!

There ARE chickens that lay colorful eggs. Blue and green! We used to get them from my mother-in-law when she kept chickens.

Egg coloring is fun, though! I haven't done it in years.

Diana Evans said...

oh what a perfect nest!!! I love this painting!!!!

montyandrosie said...

Love your nest pic! You've made me want to paint some eggs now. Can't remember the last time I did...

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