Do you remember an Easter Parade like this?
You may, if you are my age....
These funny little Easter toys date from the 30's to 50's. This rabbit is my favorite, look at the cunning outfit and the cute little designs on the wheels of his cart!
If you put marbles in the top of the hens head, then press down on her backside,
she will lay colored eggs for you.
Paper and Lithographed eggs from Germany have been produced for years.
The really dark one on the left, I have had for 40 years; the lithographed art is fading out, but I can still make out bunny images all over the surface.
The designs on the eggs are so charming, and even the interiors are covered in delightful tiny paper patterns:
As sweet as Ducky Waddles; and speaking of ducks and such....
I took a little time today to do some Scrafitto eggs. I mentioned these last year.
Scrafitto is simply the folk art of scratching a layer of surface off, to find another color beneath.
In the case of these eggs (from my Geese and Ducks) I have "scratched" away the top layer of dye to find the white eggshell beneath.
This large goose egg has 4 laying geese all around the shell.
The Goose egg below has 4 different bird images.
Basically, I am etching into the egg shell, to create:
Art on an eggshell.
Songbirds and leaping buns!
I love making these, especially since we cannot possibly EAT all these eggs.
My post from last March explains this folk-art in more detail, if you wish to try it!
BY THE WAY,
WINNER OF THE "HOPALONG JACK AND THE BLUE BUNNIES"
Book is MITZI...
Mitzi, send me your address and I will send you a book!
I have a squirrely girl here...
but she hasn't got a tail yet
So I will introduce her next week.
See you soon!