Friday, March 26, 2010

Pink Saturday Eggstravaganza




The egg is the symbol of fertility 

and rebirth of the earth in springtime.



With Easter just a week away and spring in the air, I decided a little eggstravaganza was appropriate for today. You can click on the mosaic to enlarge to see the details of these hand painted eggs. Many years ago my mother started me off on the road to this collection of hand decorated eggs that I bring out each Easter season. For many years, my mother would give her children and grandchildren one of these china eggs each Easter that one of her friends had hand painted. Then as I saw other hand painted eggs that caught my attention I would add to my little nest. Each of the eggs in the individual egg stands were painted by a local artist in the 1990s.







Sarah
Sarah

The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.