January 30, 2013 @ 11:13 PM
One of the side effects of selling blown eggshells for crafts is broken eggshell.
Broken eggshell is idea for eggshell mosaic.
I began to research how artists were using eggshells for mosaic art as I began to offer the eggshell as an egg decorating supply, and I found a huge variety in techniques.
In this Egg Artist Spotlight, I've discovered Linda Biggers website and her images of her eggshell mosaic artwork.
I can't tell if Linda is assembling the eggshell mosaic from colored shell, or painting the shells after fixing them to her palette, but either way, her work is extraordinary.
Eggshell mosaic artists start either with pre-colored eggshell, or with white, and color it as part of their creative process. I&...
January 23, 2013 @ 10:55 PM
The 2009 cover of Martha Stewart Living Magazine featured blown eggshells from www.TheFeatheredEgg.com.
I was so overwelmegged to see them.
The craft department of Martha Stewart Living had ordered earlier in the year, and when the magazine came out, my eggs were not only on the cover, but were also in the craft section.
That was an eggciting year for us.
I love the egg art and egg decorations that are featured on Martha's website and in her magazine. I try to follow the crafts each year, and many of my customers do as well.
One of my future blog topics is going to be a journey through each of Martha's egg art crafts, learning by doing and sharing my results here.
The egg decorating supplies that Martha lists are ...
January 16, 2013 @ 10:25 PM
One of the ways I like to decorate my blown eggshells for crafts is to cover them with polyclay decorations.
Blown egg shells are not always required - I could use wooden eggs, but I like the authenticity of blown eggshells. I like the texture of the egg shell, and I see many egg decorating artists doing eggery with polyclay.
Egg art and polyclay art have been my two favorite crafts - before I discovered paper model airplanes while I was writing my grandfather's biography.
When I moved to Portland, Oregon, I was determined to find a group doing polyclay and see if they would let me join. And I did find one! A group of polyclay artists have gotten together and established a beautiful space in the Mt Tabor neighborhood of ...
January 9, 2013 @ 10:22 PM
I was the state egg artist for New Mexico in 2009.
I still marvel over that. It is an egg decorating triumph. An eggery achievement.
I was notified of the honor in the last year of the Bush Administration, and President Obama had just been elected. I would have been invited to the presentation of the White House Egg Collection, and Mrs Obama would have been the receipient of my blown eggshell, my decorated egg.
I was very eggcited.
But... in a decision I really can't disagree with, the Obama Administration decided to stop the event, and that year, none of the eggs created to represent each state in the union were presented at the White House.
That was the year the annual Easter Egg Roll on the White House Lawn went from ...
January 1, 2013 @ 10:19 AM
Happy New Year 2013!
To kick off the New Year, I'm looking at my breakfast eggs, and I'm wondering... do they really need refrigeration? I'm also wondering what wonderful things will happen in the year 2013, but this question seems more my size this morning...
As I collected eggs from my flock, I was intending the eggshells for crafts or for egg artists, but my family also consumed eggs, and so I wondered. Eggs need refrigeration because it reduces bacteria growth - not because the egg itself will spoil quickly. So yes, eggs really do need refrigeration, but in the olden days, a cool shelf in the larder or basement was plenty.
Because lower temperatures slow the growth of any harmful bacteria that might be in the egg, ...