I’ve made a few quiches and other egg based yummies over these past two weeks and, instead of cracking the eggs, I blew the contents through two small holes, leaving the shell intact.
Chloe and I thought we might paint the egg shells and hang them on some branches from the garden cherry and plum trees, which we hope will force bloom just in time for Easter.
Any work must certainly involve tea, and, since we were going to be at this for a while, a big cup of tea was in order.
The tea cups I chose for us are whimsical Dubout Editions Clouet earthenware cups with cat cartoons by French cartoonist Albert Dubout. I bought them years ago in Paris but now they are available in little boutiques all over the place.
The egg shells stayed put on an ironstone oyster plate, a Sbux milk steamer held our paintbrush water and a mouth-blown glass plate was our acrylics and matte medium palette.
The trick was to not rinse the paintbrush in the tea…guilty…loads of times.
We painted forget-me-nots and anemones and violets, forsythia, pussy willows, blue bells and a bumble bee here and there.
Then we hung our eggs on the tree branches…
…sat back and finished our tea.
Happily linking up with Terri of Artful Affirmations to admire her window studio set-up, and to Martha, and sending Martha lots of love and strength. I’m still thinking about you and I care, to Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage and realising we both own identical lovely little pink vases! And to Bernideen and admiring her new shabby chic look.