Friday, October 21, 2011

Friday Egg: Tiny Little Beauties on Location

Quail Traditional Pysanky Eggshells

This week I worked on doing a bunch of quail eggs to sell as ornaments at the various art shows I am doing this fall and the coming Christmas season.  Quail eggs are simply adorable.  So tiny and cute you can't help but want to pick one up and hold it.  Just like a baby!  They can be fragile because the smaller the egg the thinner the shell, and in this batch I lost two completed eggs being too rough with the paper towels rubbing the melted wax off.  Once I get some varnish on them they will be stronger.

Most are simple traditional designs without too much detail, but there are a few that are  more intricate and two lovely butterfly designs that I will have to replicate on larger eggs.

It was such a glorious day today that I took the quail eggs on a field trip!  We shot on location in my front yard, in the grass and in some small nests I have for display and even found a pecan husk (that is surely not the correct word but I don't know what is) to use as a prop.  I would love to see a whole tree of decorated quail eggs peeping out from the husks as they ripen.  It would be so pretty and would save me so much time!

Happy Beautiful Friday!

Quail Traditional Pysanky Eggshells

Quail Traditional Pysanky Eggshells

Quail Traditional Pysanky Eggshells

Quail Traditional Pysanky Eggshells

Quail Traditional Pysanky Eggshells

Quail Traditional Pysanky Eggshells

Quail Traditional Pysanky Eggshells

Quail Traditional Pysanky Eggshells




Quail Traditional Pysanky Eggshells

2 comments:

Angel said...

Ahh beautiful and so teeny tiny!

That husk you're referring to almost looks like it could be a magnolia flower shell. Before they bloom the shells are quite large(as an adult hand!) and when they burst open they do leave some odd looking shells behind. So... do you have any magnolia trees within a five mile radius?

Katy David said...

They are really cute in person, less than half the size of a chicken egg. And the husk was definitely from our pecan tree in the front yard. I will have to keep an eye out for magnolia husks - there are a few in the area.