Category Archives: Non-Traditional Designs

Obsessed…and some new colour tips

This weekend all I’ve made are more owl eggs. I now have a dozen, and they look really cool all together. I’m wondering how to display them. Maybe in a mobile, or on a string in a row, or even … Continue reading

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Folk Art Owls

Owls. I see them everywhere. On the bibs of hipster babies. Made into pillows. Shop signs, jewelry, pins… I can’t seem to ignore the fact that the stylized depictions, often remenicent of wood cuts, pop-art, or the folk art in … Continue reading

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The Owl — Folk Patterns Inspire

I never know where I’ll find my next idea for an egg. At one of my recent workshops, a lady produced several sheets of inspirational images she’d found online of owls. I was immediately drawn to them, and have only … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Inspiration

I’m on vacation in Hawaii, but the coming Wakefield Christmas Craft Show is always on my mind (it’s next week). So, like a crazy lady, I boarded a plane with a dozen eggs (blown out) to decorate during my holiday … Continue reading

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Snowflakes and Stars

Usually, a traditional pysanka will be a tiny work of delicate art covered in the rituals, wishes and symbolism of new life and spring. The very first pysanka artists made their eggs at the start of the year, when the … Continue reading

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Different Japanese Paper Eggs

I just did a quick google search on “Japanese paper egg” to find my own video on adapting Japanese paper designs for egg shell decorating. I came across this fantastic little video about a British woman named Bridget Wilkin who … Continue reading

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