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02-21-2011, 05:00 PM
Hi guys,

I mentioned in my "drink" thread that I was going to be painting some Easter eggs for our Artisan center...some folks wanted to see them so here's my start. The flower I completed some time ago, the rest are in various stages of completion. Some will have a definite Easter theme, like the bunny but others will have scenes, wildlife or flowers. Oh yeah...they are all painted on genuine ostrich eggs.


Bit blurry...sorry


Harry Seymour
02-21-2011, 05:03 PM
Lorna, These are beautiful. I'm sure there would be a market for these if you were so inclined.

02-21-2011, 05:19 PM
Thanks Harry...I'm hoping they might sell.:D

02-21-2011, 05:45 PM
Hi Lorna,

You must have pretty big ostriches in your neck of the woods. :smug:
The flower is magnificent, so tiny too, not easy to paint.
These are going to be a beautiful set Lorna, they should sell very well. You are a very talented lady in many different mediums.

02-21-2011, 07:58 PM
You are a woman of many many talents Lorna!!

I think my back is on the mend but I still can't sit for more than ten minutes without needing to stand or lie down. Sucks!! I mowed the lawn yesterday and am paying for it now :lol: But I just want to do some art : aaarrgh!!

02-21-2011, 09:06 PM
Lorna those are really cool!

Patrick glad you are slowly getting better, but sorry you still can't do any art.

My parents, boyfriend and I all bought our tickets to Africa yesterday. Woo Hoo! We will be gone 26 days... from July 18-August 11. Now just trying to plan out our exact itinerary. The majority of the trip will be spent in Kruger, but also going south to Port Elizabeth. I'm not excited or anything ;)

02-21-2011, 09:13 PM
Oh Cathy, I want to die and come back as a sock in your luggage!!!! Jealous!!

02-21-2011, 10:00 PM
Patrick. We could make a good "pair"

Cathy, how fortunate you are to be going to Africa. I am sure you will come home with an endless amount of photos and we will see many more fabulous paintings of yours in the future. Bet you are very excited.

Lorna, anymore updates for us?

02-22-2011, 12:17 AM
Cathy...I am so jealous I could spit! But it really is wonderful news for you!

Thanks, Patrick, Cathy and Gail!

02-22-2011, 06:10 AM
I know I posted this already, but it's not here...I must have pushed the wrong button:confused:

Finished another tonight...if you guys get tired of these let me know...it won't hurt my feelings...........................much.:wink2: :D
Ref. from a photo I took in Yuma a few years ago.


02-22-2011, 11:05 AM
Lorna...your absolutely amazing.....last year in Indy you couldnt draw a good stick man.....we all worked with you....and look at you now!!! ..I think your GETTING it!! Ha hahaha!... cool stuff.

Patrick..best wishes for more improvement

Cathy...ill repeat..." the PERFECT person is getting to go......"

02-22-2011, 03:13 PM
Awesome eggs Lorna!! I hope you sell all of them!

Patrick--just take it easy....pay a neighborhood kid a few $$ to mow for you. Save your energy for your art!!

Cathy--that is a trip of a lifetime!! Awesome!!!

02-22-2011, 06:38 PM
Patrick--just take it easy....pay a neighborhood kid a few $$ to mow for you.
I'd rather pay the neighborhood kid to walk around on my back :lol:

02-22-2011, 08:08 PM
Ah but then ye have to make sure she's over 18... :evil::lol::lol:

Snuzin Susan
02-23-2011, 01:17 AM
I hate to be a debby downer with all this great news. Both of my rats died within three days of each other. One of pneumonia and the other of depression. Of course on either side of my birthday. Not a good month.


02-23-2011, 02:12 AM
:lol:@Rod...I used to like you, ya know.:wink2:

Snuzy...I'm so sorry to hear about your little friends.((((hugs))))

02-23-2011, 04:24 AM
Yeah, definitely hugs from me to Snuzy. We sure do get attached to our furry and feathered and scaled friends. :grouphug:

02-23-2011, 07:55 AM
Lorna...just beautiful!!!
Snuzy... I am sorry :(
Bad news again down under, Christchurch has been badly hit by an earthquake, I lived there for a year before I moved to Oz, just got an email from my friend though who lives there, she is safe...phew.Though Im not sure about her family/friends/home/my old work colleagues. Not good news for alot of other unfortunate folks though...so sad :( The world seems to be going crazy, especially seeing what is happening in Libya...sigh

02-23-2011, 12:26 PM
Snuzy so sorry to hear about your rats......it's never easy to lose a beloved pet.
Eily-so glad your friend was not injured....what a terrible thing to happen. Watching the news about is heartwrenching......as well as all of the chaos in the middle east.

02-23-2011, 12:26 PM
I'd rather pay the neighborhood kid to walk around on my back :lol:

:lol: :lol: You are a bad boy!!!:lol: :lol:

02-23-2011, 12:44 PM
[email protected] walk around on your back? funny!!!

Rats!!! about the pet rats.

Lorna.....what?...... ;)

New Zealand....i dont have TV. but just saw this at a lil pub....wow....WOW!! My Ex was just there a few months ago....

02-23-2011, 12:49 PM
Suzy sorry to hear about your furry friends :(

My thoughts continue to go out to those impacted by all the disasters natural and otherwise! Tough time in many places.

02-23-2011, 04:03 PM
Sorry about your little pets Suzy. Its hard we we lose pets and 2 is worse even if they are small. Yes heard of the earthquake looks pretty bad. Jealous jealous Cathy one day I'll get there. But I know you'll get some great shots.

02-23-2011, 04:37 PM
Sorry about your rats, Susan. They're great pets, I had some at various times when I was a kid.

I sure do wonder what's going on in the world right now and how it will all end up. So much disaster and turmoil. What happened in New Zealand is tragic.

02-24-2011, 06:39 PM
In between Drinks..:cool:...just have a moment to say HI!!!!!!!!!!!
Gotta get back out there and help "rid" the bar of some Captain!:D:D:D
It's PARADISE here.....snorkeled today for quite a long time....no sharks yet:D
Miss you guys! :cool::D:cool::D:cool::D

02-24-2011, 06:50 PM
Oi Allan, you can't drop in for one post, make us all jealous and then leave again :eek: Not on!!


02-25-2011, 12:49 AM
They had to send out for more Captain!!!!!!!:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
I'll be getting my own bottle in the AM :D

02-25-2011, 12:52 AM
I'm so sorry for your loss Susan. It's never easy to lose a family member... let alone two. Will you be creating a portrait of them that you can share? Sending hugs your way.

02-25-2011, 05:15 PM
Hugs Snuzie :grouphug:
Great Eggs Lorna! they will sell and fast! No we won't get tired of looking......EVER!
Ace: You have one for me too K!
Cathy: I bet your excited...that's a dream trip for most of us!

02-25-2011, 10:55 PM
Hi Lorna,

Thanks for posting your eggs, they are beautiful. Just wondering I have a couple to paint, do you prep them and what kind of paint are you using.
Snuzy, sorry to hear about your rats, they are truly amazing pets.
My thoughts and prayers to those in New Zealand.


02-26-2011, 02:16 AM
Hi Li...after they are cleaned out, I spray them with Krylon Gesso, let dry, then paint them with acrylic paints and finally spray them with acrylic clear sealer, usually Krylon. If the egg shell is really shiny to start with I will give it a sand with fine sandpaper to give it some tooth. Hope that helps...be sure to post yours for us to see, when you're done.

02-26-2011, 07:34 AM
Lorna, is there any medium you can't master? These eggies are beautiful.

02-27-2011, 05:26 AM
Not sure where to post it, but this seems like a good thread . . .

I just want to say that this is a terrific group of talented and helpful people and I'm so very glad I stopped lurking and started posting! The work in here is impressive and inspiring :clap:

Thanks everyone!

02-27-2011, 05:01 PM
Wow Ann do really have that many posts!!! Awesome!! :)

02-27-2011, 07:25 PM
I managed to get myself "glitched" in some way. I don't think it's humanly possible to have that many posts, Eilis!!! I'm going to enjoy it while it lasts though, it's kinda funny :-)

02-27-2011, 07:45 PM
Wish you were beautiful.....the weather is here :D Margaritaville:D:D:D:D:D
They got Captain in Yesterday.....
But I found a new Rum.....
Havana Club :D
If they don't have it in the states....I'm gonna have to move!!!!!!

02-27-2011, 09:48 PM
"Havana Club"....sounds like something I'd like...have one for me...with a lime wedge please. :lol: So are you taking any pictures you can share?

02-27-2011, 10:20 PM
oooooo me too Allen! and another and another and.............well you get my point! :D

02-28-2011, 02:15 AM
Nibblin on sponge cake
Watchin the sun bake
All of those tourists covered with oil
Strummin my six-string
On my front porch swing
Smell those shrimp they're beginnin to boil

Wastin away again in margaritaville
Searching for my lost shaker of salt
Some people claim that there's a woman to blame
But I know it's nobodys fault

I think Jimmy Buffett and Allan are sitting at the same bar with two straws in the same drink :lol:

02-28-2011, 04:40 AM
Let's just hope he doesn't blow out his flip flop & step on a pop top!

02-28-2011, 04:57 AM
I like that Buffet song ...When we were drinking Tequila down south (once upon a time:D ) the song we kept singing was Jose` Quervo...at least these are the versus I remember :lol:
Jose Cuervo
You are a friend of mine
I like to drink you with
A little salt and lime
Did I kiss all the cowboys
Did I shoot out the lights
Did I dance on the bar
Did I start any fights

All those little shooters
How I love to drink them down
Come on bartender lets have another round
Well the music is playing
And my spirits are high
Tomorrow might be painful
But tonight we're going to fly

Jose Cuervo
You are a friend of mine
I like to drink you with
A little salt and lime
Everytime we get together
I sure have a good time
You're my friend, you're the best
Mi amigo(Tequllia):music:

Ahhh...brings back some great memories!:lol: