Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A lesson in egg dying

Our entire being is nourished by color -Hans Hoffman.  I think I have subconsciously be thinking this for years. There is something so fun about busting out paints and just going for it. Its great to not have an end result in mind and let your hand take over. I am no painter mind you, my specialty is dying fabric but I do appreciate the act of creating.  I like to throw paint on white paper for the sack of mixing color and coming up with new colors. I think Tiny must have gotten this from me as she is obsessed like any other toddler with throwing paint on paper, our kitchen table, her face, whatever surface is available really and why not. If I had someone who was cleaning up my mess I would have tons more art projects talking up space in our apartment then I already do (Sorry Jameson).  On Friday we had our pals over for a fun time of dying eggs and I must say these were the best looking eggs I have seen. It was no surprise that it was tons of fun for all of us including moms to color eggs. There was fighting over who got to color the last egg, obviously and we were bummed out that there was only 3 dozen eggs present! I think Tiny started stealing her pals eggs and re-dying them!   We did however have an excellent guide helping us to expand or minds passed just throwing some eggs into dye. After watching our prop stylist mom pal Rachel just dive in and get her hands covered in dye we all went bananas. The cool part was it was simple. The table was covered in spilled dye but every single child and parent was totally consumed with creating.  It was pretty fantastic. Tiny took it to the next level, of course and thought it would be awesome to dye her eggs, then peel them and then dye the inside of the egg, which i don't think you can eat at that point.  Thanks to Nina we used some store bought Easter kits and food coloring, that we directly applied to the eggs. Rachel had her method of blowing on her eggs which created a cool camouflage effect, while Allison and Hope placed little dots of dye and watched the paint fall this way and that on the egg.  After looking at all of our creations my wheels were spinning thinking about teaching these little dudes to tye dye but that's another adventure saved for another day. 

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