Earlier in the week I spent a few hours hard boiling and coloring two dozen eggs. Instead of decorating the eggs as we usually do — with traditional store-bought coloring packets — I wanted to try my hand at watercolor painting the eggs like this post on Oh Happy Day.
In the morning I made a quick run to our local craft store for some inexpensive watercolors. I scrounged up old paintbrushes we had hidden away, laid some cut open paper bags on the table, and dried off the freshly cooked eggs. At first I had no idea what I was doing, and the colors weren’t blending like I wanted. I’m no Julia Manchik, that’s for sure! But eventually I found a groove of sorts and managed to complete my two dozen. Whew!
My mom sat down with me for a while and worked on a dozen herself. She wasn’t feeling the watercolor technique and eventually made up her own — improvisation for the win! And yes, those messy hands below are the result of my mom’s new egg coloring method, which resulted in a soft, more muted look then my watercolored eggs. Plus, hers took a third of the time to decorate!
I hope you all have a wonderful Easter holiday and enjoy family time if you’re fortunate enough to have it. X