41 posts tagged Easter
41 posts tagged Easter
Just in time for Easter, here’s a brand new entry from the Department of Extraordinary Eggshell Artists: Polish artist Piotr Bockenheim spends countless hours using a tiny electric drill, an awesomely delicate touch, and immeasurable patience to turn goose egg shells into exquisite sculptures.
Head over to Piotr’s DeviantART gallery to view more.
There’s an awesome Easter egg hunt taking place right now throughout New York City. The Big Egg Hunt NY, hosted by Fabergé, is a three-week-long scavenger hunt for over 250 giant Easter egg sculptures, each sculpted and decorated by an amazing selection of artists, designers and architects.
Last month we featured Kevin Champeny’s beautiful paisley Sweet Pysanka egg. Other participants include Zaha Hadid, Tracey Emin, Ralph Lauren, Jeff Koons, Diane Von Furstenberg, Debbie Millman, Morphosis, Julian Schnabel, Debbie Millman, Martin Handford, Martha Stewart, Cynthia Rowley, Dain, Cost, Faust and many more.
The giant eggs have been hidden all over the city and scavenger hunt participants can download a free smartphone app which provides a map detailing the location of each egg and alerts the user when they’re getting close to one of the eggs. Participants also have the chance to win jewel-encrusted Fabergé pendants valued between $30,000 and $48,000. When the hunt ends the eggs will each be auctioned off for charity with proceeds benefitting Studio in a School and Elephant Family.
We’re sure you’ll agree that one of the best parts about the return of spring is the reappearance of Easter candy on store shelves, not the least of which are those oh-so-precious Cadbury Creme Eggs. Over the years our favourite Dessert Detective Jessie Oleson, aka Cakespy (previously featured here), has created a mouthwatering suite of recipes featuring Cadbury Eggs. And, because she’s all about sharing the sweetness, she always provides thorough instructions.
Here you see Jessie’s Cadbury Creme Deviled Eggs, Cadbury Creme Eggs Benedict, Cadbury Creme Egg Salad Sandwiches, Cadbury Creme Scotch Eggs, and last but not least, her latest creation: Cadbury Creme Egg in Hole Toast. It’s a thick slice of pound cake with half a Cadbury Egg in the center that’s heated on a griddle and served warm, melty and delicious. (Each link will take you to the corresponding recipe)
[via Serious Eats]
For the past two years we’ve shared the awesome Easter Egg Trees created by German pensioner Volker Kraft and family in Saalfeld, Germany. In keeping with the tradition he started back in 1965, this year’s tree is the most splendid yet, featuring the family’s ever-growing collection of beautifully hand-painted blown eggs, which now numbers 10,000 . That many eggs means that, depending on the weather, the family begins hanging them up between late February and late March. The spectacular tree attracts thousands of visitors each year, some of whom bring their own hand-decorate eggs to donate to the collection. After Easter the eggs are carefully removed, before the leaves grow on the tree, and then stored in cartons for next year.
[via NBC News]
Adventure Time + decorating Easter eggs = Eggventure Time!
Oh my glob!
The creative folks at HalloweenCostumes.com created ten adorable Adventure Time egg costumes that anyone can download and print to create their very own Ovo-Candy Kingdom. We love that Finn’s costume includes a tiny Jake hanging out in his breast pocket.
[via That’s Nerdalicious!]
Maybe this year the Easter Bunny can take the day off and we can celebrate with the Easter Snake instead. Meet Crescent, or in this case “Bunny Crescent”, Canadian DeviantARTist NocturneJewel's leucistic Texas Rat Snake (Pantherophis obsoletus). She’s almost 9 years old, just over 4 feet long, and is probably better suited to hide Easter eggs simply by swallowing them, rather than trying to hide them for the rest of us to find. But we don’t mind.
NocturneJewel had a seamstress friend make this cute pair of bunny ears for Cresent, who apparently didn’t mind wearing them, but only had to do so long enough to take these awesome photos.
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Easter is less than a month away. Have you started thinking about holiday craft projects yet? We won’t blame you if you’ve been too busy enjoying the sudden abundance of Cadbury Eggs to think about it, but these photos may inspire you to put down the Peeps and pick up the hot glue gun.
This awesome homemade golden Easter egg puts all of our previous rainy day art projects to shame. Although the final product looks like a gilded relic you might encounter in a church or museum, it appears to be made of lots and lots of pasta, glue and gold spray paint. We can only imagine it must’ve taken ages to put it all together.
Visit English Russia for many more process photos of this truly epic macaronic art project.
Molly Thomas is a performer and writer living in New York who has developed an awesomely silly hobby. When she isn’t performing at the Upright Citizens Brigade, she’s dressing up her roommate Mick Bleyer like a baby and perfectly recreating baby photos for a funny and impressively good-natured project entitled My Precious Roommate.
[via Beautiful Decay]