3 years ago
Monday, April 18, 2011
The answers to all you questions about EGG-POSTERS
The triditional Easter egg hunt has just become more difficult. Instead of the children hunting for bright or pastel colored eggs that look so much like small spring flowers tucked here and there they are now faced with finding eggs that have been disguised to look like other things. Is that a little bunny or is it an egg-poster? What about that baby duckling over there? Is that really a kitten or is it an egg-poster? Egg-posters can be disguised as anything.
I spend most of my time making figures to be used to decorate for Christmas as it is my favorite holiday to decorate for. I decorate every room of my home for this holiday and leave the decorations up for at least a month. I've never given the other holidays as much attention when it came to decorating . I love the colors of Christmas. I love the smells and the baking and shopping and the gift wrapping and the dinner and the visiting with family and friends. There's so much to love about this holiday. However it doesn't mean I don't do anything for the other holidays. I just don't go as gaga over them.
Next Sunday will be Easter. There was a time when I would decorate the house and make baskets for the kids and grands. I loved the shopping for or making special little treats to put in their baskets. I loved looking for the perfect clothes to wear for Easter church services, whether it be that special pattern and fabric or a store bought outfit. I loved the Easter egg hunts in the back yard where the kids and their friends would look for the eggs I'd hidden. I loved watching them search through their baskets looking for just the right peice of candy or watch them select an eggs I'd dyed. I loved the special dinner with the baked ham and all the trimmings and the fancy rolls and desserts. I loved it all. Now that they have grown past that stage of life, it's become a holiday that is only a special Sunday dinner.
I've decided that I should pull myself away from the Santa business to make something Easter related, but what should I make? One thought was to make paper mache egg shapes and then apply colored paper with mod podge, but since I've never been good with that sort of thing I didn't think about it for long.
Another thought was painting the egg shapes in pretty patterns, but quite truthfully, that didn't get me excited either. I needed to come up with an idea that was a bit strange and out of the ordinary and that's when my weird little mind came up with the Egg-posters. In case you haven't quite figured it out, they're eggs that are imposters. Get it?
There can be an endless list of possible egg-posters. I chose four to make. I started with the bunny as rabbits for some reason I'm not quite sure of are always present in one form or another at Easter. My favorite form is chocolate rabbits. I completed the bunny on the same day as two other projects I'd been working on but decided to get a few friends for him completed before blogging about him. I've been getting a bit of flack from number one son for waiting but what the heck, this is my blog, right?
Now something very strange has happened. Once again I've completed three pieces on the same day. This has happened two times in one week. I couldn't believe it when it happened the first time a few days ago, and I really can't believe I managed to do it again so soon. I guess this is bound to happen when you work on so many projects at the same time.
So, without further ado, here are the Egg-posters.
From left to right we have Bunny, Ducky, Chicky and Miss Kitty.
The bunny because of his ears is a w-hopping 4 1/4" tall. Note the cotton tail.