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Egg Artist

The young artist of today need no longer say “I am a painter,” or “a poet,” or “a dancer.” He is simply an “artist.” All of life will be open to him.
Allan Kaprow

This was great fun. I have some new artist markers (they even can be refilled) and I sort of doodled on the hard boiled egg.

Drawing is stressful for me, but when I get away from a flat piece of paper I feel more free. I also like the feel of these brush-tipped markers rather than a pencil or pen. Since I do a bit of decorative painting, this felt comfortable.

I often am afraid to continue with a project in fear of ruining it. It’s hard to remember that stopping too soon is a different type of “ruining” the work.

This one I kept going until I truly liked it. The magic moment was when I drew the purple diamond close to center here. Until then it didn’t look complete.

For the record, the pink marker bled all the way through the shell and membrane, onto the egg contents. This was a great art project but apparently not so good for food integrity. I’m already thinking about possible fabric paint possibilities for next year.

One Response to “Egg Artist”

  1. momtroll Says:

    I think I have this figured out, so I am now able to comment. How fun that must have been to make the Easter egg. I used to have fun making the ones with red and blue and yellow. I would put a tablespiin of oil on the top of each cup and pick two colors. Put in the lighter cup, take out and wipe off the oil and dry it off. Next into the second color and do the same. You would end up with white plus the two colors and the third secondary color that happened in spots that were without oil. I used food coloring. It tells on the box how to make the color for eggs.

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