Do you remember an Easter Parade like this?
You may, if you are my age....
These funny little Easter toys date from the 40's to 50's
He is my favorite, look at the cunning little designs on the wheels of his cart!
If you put marbles in the top of the hens head, then press her back down,
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 designs on the eggs are just so charming!
And so is 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, you are etching into the egg shell.
Art on an eggshell,
and hopping buns!
My post from last March explains this 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!