Easter Eggs Inspired by the Blanton Museum of Art

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It’s not easy coming up with unique Easter egg projects!   Every year I try to come up with an inspiration for Easter eggs that I haven’t seen before.  Not an easy task!

Using metallic blue and white acrylic paints, I set out to paint some eggs inspired by the Blanton Museum of Art. The atrium of the BMoA features an installation of poured acrylic slats adhered to the walls, created by artist Teresita Fernandez. It’s called “Stacked Waters“.

I mixed up three shades of blue and sketched the design on the egg lightly in pencil.

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Using a small, flat paint brush, I added varying shades of blue in horizontal segments, just like the walls of the museum.

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To add some variety to the basket, I also rolled some of the eggs around in the leftover paint for fun.  They definitely have the “Stacked Waters” look!

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Thanks for stopping by and looking at my Easter egg project for 2016. Have a blessed Easter weekend!  ~Scarlett

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Self-Portrait, Winter 2016 “What Happened to My Faith?”

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This self-portrait was ready back in January, but I’ve been having technical difficulties with my web site.

Background info. about this piece: I’m back in school.  I’m taking classes in Christian Apologetics, ie. Ethics, Why God Allows Evil, Cultural Apologetics,etc..  My worldview was shaken by the death of my little boy in 2014. I decided, in the best way I know how, to face the confusion and questions head on. I tried to show what it feels like at this stage.  Thanks for looking at my art ~Scarlett

Tiny Boat Tags With Walnut Shells

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To make these tiny little boat tags you’ll need:

Halved walnut shells

Acrylic paints and brush

Cotton cloth/Fabric Scissors

Toothpicks

Air-dry clay for the tops of the masts.

Blank tags, red and blue cardstock

Red ribbon

Hot glue gun

You can make these simply, leaving the shells natural and attaching the cloth sails.  Or you can go “overboard” like I did and paint them up and decorate the sails to match!  These tiny boats would make adorable tags for baby boy gifts and sweet Valentine’s tags for everyone!  Attach them to red boxes of chocolates, blue bags of truffles, or a giant silver chocolate kiss.

And be sure to tell them, “You Float My Boat Valentine!”  :)

Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

~Scarlett

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