IT’S SNOWING! Still. The greenhouses are almost gone and every couple hours there is a new drift knocking on our door.
Adding to the fun it has been bitterly cold. Any plans I have had to do something fun outside are reconsidered after the ten minutes it takes to feed and water the chickens.
Even though the chickens are not producing many eggs at the moment, they are still laying more than the two of us want to eat a day. The egg surplus got a bit ridicules and the last few days I have been Pysankying (not a real word) my brains out.
I got stuck in a pattern rut after finding this easy pine cone design online.
I have started trying a few new things, like dying the egg black to start. This allows me to have black outlines instead of light outlines.
I like the contrast that starting with a dark outline give you but I tried it with blue
and green outlines too.
I was inspired by the sunset through the trees out our front door
and wanted to do some sunset shadow eggs.
I didn’t like the way the first one came out after I melted with black wax off it. Too blurry. Then I remembered they were my eggs and I don’t HAVE to melt the wax off. I quite prefer the bumpy ones.
I gave them roots below the mountains, I liked the way they turned out.
Since I can’t seem to stop drawing trees, moons and mountains; I just went with it.
I added a beach side to the winter tree, just to remind myself of summer on these cold days.
Last but not least; I used one of the beautiful specked eggs to make a moon and constellation egg.
I put the Big Dipper on one side because it remind me of home.
and the constellation Orion on either side because it always seems to come with me wherever I go.
Moon rockets are fun.
All in all, it has been meditative to sit quietly as the snow falls around us and layer wax over dye by the light of a candle. There is something timeless about it that I truly enjoy. Plus when you are done you have enough egg to make a huge omelet and pretty little works de art.
It’s better than yelling at the T.V.