Happy Easter Mr Snowman

A 3 day long Easter holiday brought me some warm moments with my family and friends, but also showered with so much snow that I’ve joked it’s more of a Chreaster time than Easter. A huge army of snowmen rolled up all over the town and the neighborhood looked festive but more appropriate for Christmas time, but that’s Easter 2013 for you 😉

A dandy snowman

A dandy snowman

Yet another one of mine

Yet another one of mine, not so pretty as the one some kids made, but still will do for an April’s fool day it was made on 😉

Fingers crossed still optimistically hoping the SPRING is just around the corner. And if some one spots it, please oh please stop pouring it some good beer or it will never come.

On a side note, in Lithuania we have a tradition of paining eggs for Easter. Right before the Easter there was this show on the radio and people called in to share their favorite methods of egg painting. One of them caught the attention of my colleagues, so off they went to hunt for some natural silk and tried to paint eggs with silk. Later they shared pictures of their results, and I really like them. Maybe I’ll try painting eggs with silk too the next year. Of cause if I can be troubled to do that over the more traditional and much easier and faster way we use to paint eggs in the family using some onion skins.

One of them old pagan traditions which successfully rooted into Christian Easter traditions - painted eggs

One of them old pagan traditions which successfully rooted into Christian Easter traditions – painted eggs

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While sometimes world may seem grey, in twilight's grey all the colors are hidden. Learning to find those colors is like making a collage from many and many scraps - it may seem hard, pieces might not fit at the first glance, but that scraps come together in the end. If you enjoy what you find, don't be shy.
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5 Responses to Happy Easter Mr Snowman

  1. Expat Eye says:

    I can’t even begin to imagine how you can paint an egg using an onion skin!?

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    • Easy 😉 That’s IMO the easiest way to paint ’em for the Easter. Though now you’ve sent me thinking maybe I’ve used the wrong verb to describe the whole process, and maybe ‘to dye’ would’ve been more appropriate here, huh?
      So dyeing some eggs with onion skins (peels) goes like following: 1) get some pieces of any material (preferably of lighter tones or at least not prone to heavy bleeding) big enough to fit an egg in each of them so that an egg would be fully covered (and old tights cut to pieces also works miracles here *grins*); 2) take plenty of onion skins and place them with the egg in a piece of material (some herbs placed on the egg could add an extra pattern, but that is optional); 3) wrap the material around the eggs and tie up with some thread; 4) place eggs in boiling water so eggs are fully underwater and boil on slow fire for some 15 minutes; 5) afterwards let it cool either in the same bowl with water or take it out; 6) cut the coverings off, and (that’s optional) rub in some vegetable oil for extra shine, and voila you’re ready to serve them 🙂
      Easy peasy, right? 😉 result

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