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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Need Some Springtime Cheer?

Here's how my speckled eggs turned out. A reminder, I used regular eggs, blown-out and painted for this project. I had the eggs and paint already, so this didn't cost me anything.

I love how they turned out. And today of all days needed some cheer.

Here are the eggs after putting on about 4 to 5 coats of acrylic paint. I painted in small bits of time, over the course of 3 days.

For speckling the eggs, I placed them all inside of a cardboard box, in the bathtub. The overspray should clean out easily with a little cleanser. I speckled with a toothbrush dipped in paint and rubbed over the tines of a large fork.

There were some blobs of dark paint that needed a little touching up with the original paint. However, that only took a few minutes and then my eggs were ready for display. The nest is Spanish moss in a compote, and the whole arrangement now graces our kitchen table.

The best part of this project was painting the eggs. I listened to some peaceful Gregorian chants while painting. The whole experience was completely relaxing.


  1. I especially like the natural look of your nest. And I should get some Gregorian chants to listen to also. They are very pleasant and calming.

    1. Hi Live and Learn,
      I like the natural look, too. For Gregorian chants I listen to Dan Gibson's Illumination: Peaceful Gregorian Chants. I found it on youtube, then was able to download it through our library's music download program. I found myself chanting/singing along with the Latin, not knowing what I was singing, so I looked the translation up for a couple of the chants and they are beautiful, I think.

  2. Your project is absolutely lovely and looks so high end! Congratulations!

  3. I love the delicate look of these eggs. So springlike! Yesterday we had a beautiful sunny day but today is rainy--thank you for the spring cheer you brought to me.

    1. Hi Kris,
      They feel delicate when I hold them. They are so lightweight. That aspect made the painting all the more serene, as I had to be gentle.
      We had late afternoon sun with big puffy clouds today. As we were driving home, I noticed a free pile. This sunny weather seems to mark the beginning of free pile season, here. I hope it also ushers in the daffodil season. I'm glad that you had a beautiful sunny day yesterday to enjoy.


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