Wednesday, March 30, 2011

What came first - the chicken or the egg?


Genesis 1:24 And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds - livestock and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds.” And it was so. 25 And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and the livestock according to their kinds, and everything that creeps on the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.




I wanted to share a little shabby vignette I have put together
for Easter, in the hopes it may give you some pastel inspiration...

 I painted some shabby roses on a boiled
egg to coordinate with the pretty dishes...

 I have never been able to paint this style
of shabby roses very well, but I'm learning...

I made this little gosling out of Styrofoam balls and some feathers.  He has huge 'pinchability' factor (that's my way of saying 'sooo cute').  The kids also made some little chicks and I will share the pictures and how to on a later post.

  Hubby thinks his feet are too realistic
looking and a little freaky (you think?)

Looks delish, no?  This is one of my faux cupcakes I've shown before hereI made several a few months back when I was experimenting with the technique.  I have always wanted to open an etsy shop and this is one of the items I think I would like to offer.

  I did not have coordinating egg cups so I painted
these two liquor glasses and glued some little dots

 A closer look...

My favourite tools....

I painted some other eggs with various motifs...



The answer is the chicken... 
the chicken came before the egg.
(but only after he crossed the road) 


much love,
Lucy



I'm sharing at these lovely parties, thank you for having us.

49 comments:

  1. I've passed by these charming "cottage" dishes in several stores. I've had to restrain from bringing yet more dishes home. ;-) They are so cheerful!
    Love what you did with the eggs to coordinate with the dishes. Too cute! ~ Sarah

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  2. Oh my! these eggs are sooooo lovely Lucy!
    You are such an artist!
    Love love love them!

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  3. What sweet chicks and eggs, love them!

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  4. These photos are beautiful!!

    Katie x
    www.katiescreative.blogspot.com

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  5. P.s. I agree that the chicken came first x

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  6. Lucy- Okay-This is your best ome EVAH!!! I love it-love those painted eggs--love that wobbly legged looking little chiccken. I want to shrink myself down and sit amongst those eggs! Uhhh...let me get the old Bible out and see if it says God created eggs...hm..... xxoo Diana

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  7. This is a really cute entry. Love the eggs.
    'hugs from afar'

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  8. Gorgeous eggs, Lucy. I think your shabby roses are beautiful, and that gosling is definitely pinchable:)

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  9. I have been out of town since late last week & had to return for some home repairs, etc. (Semi-'emergencies'.) I just read your email (THANK YOU, Lucy!) and you are THE sweetest person! I WILL answer at the end of April (I'm going BACK out of town till then) but wanted to check your blog! Such beautiful, happy Springy things! I'm just so glad I found your blog! Have a wonderful week! HUGS!!!!

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  10. The glitter butterfly ones are precious...very creative!!! I think the chicken came first too!...MAYBE!

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  11. Bonsoir,

    J'ai vu les photos des oeufs, et plus particulièrement les oeufs brodés, tout à fait magnifiques, voici ce que j'ai trouvé, tout aussi beau, comme ils sont percés, vous pourriez peut-être vous adresser à cette créatrice pour lui demander comment elle fait, voici :

    http://animalworld.com.ua/news/Vyshivka-shjolkom-po-jaichnoj-skorlupe

    Bonsoir

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  12. Who would want to crack open one of those lovely eggs and eat it? They are just too cute! Love the aqua and shades of pink/red...you are a talented painter!

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  13. Just soo cuuute!
    Happy to have found your happy blog!!

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  14. Where to start...I l.o.v.e. your rose painted eggs...I love the idea of the painted liquor glasses is brilliant...and your cupcake is simply scrumptious.

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  15. Very, very pretty! So spring-like too! Your post makes me smile :)

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  16. I see those dishes every time I go to Marshalls, and always look at them because they are so whimsical. You can't help but smile at them. Lovely eggs. I probably would have used fake eggs to keep all my hard work, but whoever eats these boiled eggs will enjoy them!

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  17. What pretty painted eggs & cute chicks! Peeking over from French Country Cottage - so cute! xoxo, Tracie

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  18. I want to make these, right now :) So pretty! The chicks are a crack up!

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  19. Very pretty, I love those! And those feet do look realistic!!!

    I am a new follower from the Friday blog hop and would love a follow back! I hope you have an amazing Friday and happy April Fool's Day!

    Hope
    http://www.peanutbutterandhopey.com

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  20. Happy Friday Blog Hop! I am your newest follower.
    clavsupclose.blogspot.com

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  21. I'm crazy about the eggs, Lucy! You did a beautiful job. ♥

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  22. you my friend, are an artist...i adore the roses and butterflies delicately brushed onto fragile eggs...how can you ever bear to crack them?

    thanks for sharing with us 'peeps' on ff.

    blessings,

    alison

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  23. Oh, so cute! You actually made me smile and giggle! What sweet projects!

    God Bless you!

    : )

    Julie M.

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  24. Oh my gosh, those eggs are so cute! You did a beautiful job painting those roses. I love the little cupcakes too :)

    ~Tricia

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  25. ...such beautious little eggs!!!
    adore them:)
    ~ and I love your little chicks feet!!!!

    xo, Rosemary

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  26. The eggs are beautiful, your painting on them looks wonderful!

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  27. i love the colours! soooo beautiful! and eastery too!

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  28. It was an absolute treat to swing by and catch a glimpse of the lovely things you create. Hand painted! They are gorgeous!

    Donna

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  29. You have a lovely blog! Love your Easter eggs.I found you on a blog hop! I'm now following! Maybe you could follow me back?

    My simple home life

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  30. Darling eggs! I can't believe you will have to throw them out (or eat them)! I'm featuring you again, girl! :) Thanks for linking up! xo

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  31. I am in love with your cupcakes! I have been wanting something like them for quite awhile to display on my tiered tea trays. Are they hard to make and would you mind sharing any ideas on how to do them? Or are you planning on selling any soon?
    Thanks,
    Donna

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  32. so cute! i don't think the little chicks feet look weird, but that faux cupcake is just wrong! lol i want to eat it! the eggs are beautiful. you should have used raw eggs and blown out the insides, they you could keep them for ever! thanks for sharing this at my party!

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  33. Such pretty eggs! Fake cupcake seems a little cruel though. You are a good artist. Wish I had that talent.

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  34. how cuteee love em so much!! you're so talented, it's soo lovely!

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  35. CUTE EGGS, I THINK YOU DID A GREAT JOB PAINTING THE ROSES!

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  36. Those are so pretty! You did a wonderful job! Would love for you to join my linky party

    http://www.inspiringcreationsblog.com/2011/04/friday-favorites-linky-party.html

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  37. I love everything about this post, the painted eggs, the gosling (feet included) and the duck!!

    Audrey
    @adaywithadomesticengineer.blogspot.com

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  38. Oh goodness I came to see the eggs but those chicks just stole my heart! How cute and fuzzy they are! I would love to have you share this at my VIP party this weekend =) http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/04/vip-party-10.html

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  39. These are beautiful!! Great job!
    New follower :)
    Hope you can stop by for a visit at http://willcookforsmiles.blogspot.com/

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  40. wow~ these are gorgeous! Love love love the colors. beautiful!

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  41. Thanks for linking! I'll be featuring this tutorial on BCD on April 11th. Thanks for the link!

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  42. Love it! Glad I joined your blog today! So pretty and doable!

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  43. I just love the Artistic decorating of your Eggs and the beautiful dishes that were your inspiration!

    Dawn... The Bohemian

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  44. Wow.... Its really Nice question.
    The above given images are awesome. :)

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  45. Oohh, I love your roses eggs!
    I think, I'll try it, too!

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