Sunday, February 22, 2009

~Eggstravaganza~




~Hi ~I hope you are all enjoying your weekend~
~Yesterday, I donated an egg to the Easter Seals "Eggstravaganza"~that takes place here in Richmond, every Easter.
~Artists create a piece of artwork with an "egg" theme~ it can be 2 or 3 dimensional~Then there is an "egg art show" displaying the donated egg art~ later, closer to Easter, there is a ball~ featuring a silent auction for the egg art.~Proceeds from the ball & the auction are donated to Easter Seals.
~Here is the egg that I made~it is about 9" tall~ I used a styro foam egg shape~ and covered it with paper clay~ & painted it ~ then put a water based clear coat on top.~
~I love paper clay~ it is wonderful to use~

~I am also showing you a pitcher that I made years ago with clay~glazed~ then fired~
~I really don't see a difference in the end result~ BUT, the paper clay is not water proof~
~I was still able to get the same texture with the paper clay, that I got with the real clay~
~Since PC air drys, I was able to complete my egg in just a couple of days~
~I really enjoyed this little project~
And might even find time to make a few more eggs & put them in my esty shop~

~Amy~

10 comments:

Bev's Jewelry / www.bevsjewelry.1000markets.com said...

Nice job Amy. I like your egg.

Amy Sullivan said...

~thank you ~Bev~
This has been such a nice Sunday~
~Amy~

Jessie Lilac said...

Hi Amy, I love your jug! I used to make paper sculpture and the thing I looked forward to the most was getting to paint it afterwards! I've given you an award over on my blog :)x

Amy Sullivan said...

~Thank you Jessie~
you know you were one of my first blog friends~
this really means alot to me~
:)
~Amy~

Diane Duda said...

Hi Amy.
Just stopping by to see what's up.
Looks like a lot. :)
Love the egg!
xo
Di

Renee said...

Amy you are right sisters are wonderful. By the way, I have 8 of them. xoxoo

Amy Sullivan said...

~Oly GAMoly~ Renee!!!!~

Renee said...

Well Amy I am glad you came back because being as selfish as I am I forgot to tell you how much I liked your egg and what a good thing you are doing by promoting easter seals. xoxoxo

I have 8 sisters and 4 brothers. I am the 8th oldest and the 6th youngest.

So as you can see I don't know what my child-syndrom is suppossed to be.

My sister Jacquie is coming home from a two week vacation. Jacquie quit her job when I was diagnosed to take care of me and my family even though she has a family of her own, she is next to me in age. and we think she is a Saint. xoxoxo

xoxoxo

lagirl said...

I think it's fascinating that you work with so many mediums. LUV the detail work on the egg. So nice of you to donate it to such a worthy cause...Your art continues to amaze me!

Michele said...

These are wonderful! I love the pitcher, you are so talented! The eggs are so pretty and unique. Thanks for your beautiful comments, it certainly is a great feeling to sell my creations that I put so much love into. I wish you all the best Amy! Michele :)