Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Holiday!

Who said Easter Eggs had to be boring?

But look at them!

What are you suppost to do to make them interesting? It's an EGG! I mean, really, how creative can you be with an egg?

Well, you might be surprised...

O.k., Well, these are colored but they're still just eggs...where's their personality, their fire, their flair, their...I don't know what...but, come on...these are just colored eggs!

Is it just me? Is it because I'm a writer that I expect more from eveything? Like a story's plot...shouldn't the colored eggs develope into some big climatic...I don't know...something?


O.K., well these are showing signs of a personality but...like a beginning writer's Characters...they're still FLAT! I want well rounded, full of life and conflict to my holiday eggs!


Come on people - give me something!


Ah, now these are some eggs! Look at them! Full of life, these eggs are covered in rune symbols (personality) and feathers, semi-precious stones and real life dried rose petals (Ah, fire and conflict)! THESE are eggs with style and class (Character - well rounded ones)! Now this is the kind of HOLIDAY eggs I want to put on my Easter Table to celebrate!

Enjoy the holiday, Girls!

Oh, BTW...if you're interested I'm being interviewed over at Jes' Drop in to see us...leave a comment with your thoughts on the matter!


HUGS

26 comments:

Ellen Brickley said...

You may want to do a Google image search for the work 'pysanky'. I can't promise you characterisation and plot but they certainly look cool!

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Ellen!

Hey sweetie~! Glad you dropped in.

I researched 'pysanky' Very nice eggs is right.

The last picture of the eggs you see at the end of my post are made and sold by Jes' (my twin sister). Her eggs are called 'Ostara' and the history is much the same as the pysanky eggs.

I think the Ostara and the pysanky eggs are beautiful and it's wonderful when people keep old traditions alive. In todays world, with its fast pace, it's so easy to forget our true history.

Hugs
Hawk

Blodeuedd said...

Happy Easter! :)
Those are sure some lovely eggs, I haev not painted any in years. have not even eaten an egg this year..well except for those chocolate ones ;)

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Blodeuedd,

You're late today!

Happy Easter to you sweetie!

I'll be over later today to visit!

Hugs
Hawk

Liza said...

Happy Easter! No egg dying for me this year. I'm not a fan of hard boiled eggs, so no big draw for me, although I do love to see pretty eggs. Now when I give out eggs to my nieces and friends kids, I cheat and get the plastic eggs and fill them with candy. Taking over peeps and Reese's eggs today for the kids when we all have dinner together.

Patti said...

Those eggs are gorgeous!

This year we decorated our eggs as vampires and werewolves. Very Eastery, right?

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Liza!

Hey sweetie! I guess that's why I'm drawn to the Ostara Eggs, being that I have no children, I like the uniqueness of them, their kind of like an adult Easter Egg and look rather elegant as my Easter dinner table's center piece.

I hope you're having a grand Easter!

Hugs
Hawk

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Patti...

Vampires and werewolves...hummm sounds like they didn't celebrate enough at Halloween so they dropped on in to enjoy Easter or Ostara with you! LOL

Let's hope they know the three day visiting rule...I hear werewolves eat a lot...and vamps like to drink too much. Tehehehehehe

Have a great holiday!
Hawk

Leontine said...

Happy Easter Hawk (((hugs))) Perhaps an Faberge egg might be more to your liking?? They can be small works of art :) I'll catch up with you soon hon, I'm in the middle of changing formats with ROOB so immersed in HTML codes *eek* which can be a joy as well as a frustrating ppfff.

Have a wonderful time with family and friends, and we'll talk soon!!

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Leontine! (((hugs)))

Happy Easter to you too honey!

Oh I understand the HTML stuff...I've been busy with that meself this morning!

So...we'll get in touch with each other soon!

Big hugs
Hawk

Ellen Brickley said...

The Ostara eggs are really pretty :)

I agree, it's a terrible shame to see old traditions die and it's wonderful that they're being kept up. My only concessions to keeping traditions alive are knitting and bugging older people for their stories. . . :)

M.V.Freeman said...

Hope you and your family had a glorious Easter!

Have you ever seen Russian Easter eggs? My mother used to make them. It is done with layers of wax and dye, you start with the lightest color first and end up in the end dying it black. After the dye dries you use a candle to melt off the wax. They are gorgeous! Unfortunately, my patience doesn't allow me to make them any more.

My point to all this? None, just sharing! :-P

Hope the sun shone down on everyone today!

M.V.

Liza said...

A friend of my grandmother hand painted eggs for years and I have many(grandmother gave me one every year at Easter) and they are all amazing. I only have one that I set out all the time because it has the most beautiful flowers painted on it.

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Ellen,

OMG, when I was a kid I did the same thing to my Grandparents...you can learn so much from older people.

Before I decided to push my writing I was into making hand-sewn quilts to keep tradition alive. I love doing that but with writing and blogging I just don't have the time anymore.

Glad you like Jes' Ostara eggs...When you hold one...OMG, the semi-precious stones just seems to mold into your hands and the dried rose one smells soooo good!
I don't know, there just seems to be a special feel about them.

Hugs
Hawk

Houston A.W. Knight said...

M.V.

Oh Jes told me about thiese kind of eggs with the wax and ink....she says their awesome!

Wish I could see one. I'll have to tell jes your mom made them...I know she'd love to know how to do that.

LOL, hon! You never need a point to the chat....just sharing is were it's at! xoxoxo

Hawk

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Liza...

One egg a year? That's interesting, wiccan's do that every year with the eggs...was your G-ma a wiccan?

Lots of women, like possibly your G-ma, practiced wiccan ways because it's a natural way for women...and never knew they were practicing wicca.
The fact that she painted eggs the way that she did say she was handed down a custom that she was possible unaware off...but the tradition stayed alive.

Very interesting to know...and of course gets me mind thinking of all kinds of things.

Hugs
Hawk

Jes' Mysictal Treasures said...

Hi Everyone,
Hawk love the post thanks Hon, your a doll. xoxo
Yes, I have seen and Love the eggs Lori is talking about. No I do not think they were wiccan eggs but it is a very old tradition and the time it takes to make the eggs she is talking of...takes a lot of time. So beautiful tho'. Yes Lori, Hawk is right again, I would love to know how to do them.
Sounds like you had a great grandma.

Blessed Be
Jes

Jes' Mysictal Treasures said...

Blodeuedd,
Thank you for the kind words about my eggs. I do two kinds of eggs. One is done in ink of different colors with rune symbols and inside is the meaning of the symbol when they crack open the egg. Then there is the collectable ones that Hawk has showen of gems,gold and all natural things. These are not like the ones above that are like a furtune cookie...these are for looks.
I have fun with them.
Thanks again for the good words
Blessed Be
Jesuree

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Jes'

OH, I forgot all about the fortune cookie eggs...yeha those are cool too!

Babe, it was M.V. whose G-ma made the eggs you love. Lori didn't comment here...that was on your blog! LOL
I know, I know it gets confusing for me too - I spend just as much time on your blog as I do me own! LOL

But don't worry...all the girls know we're just a wee bit of the crazy Irish blood that we are! I've warned them many a time. lol

Hugs
Hawk

Cecile said...

You go girl!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love the pages!! You rocked it out honey!! I am very proud of you **my little girl is growing up, sniff sniff with giggles**

And I love this post... I hope you and hubby had a great, wonderful, blessed Easter weekend! Hugs to you my sister!!!

Cecile said...

Oh forgot to say, I am heading over to Jes' place now!

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Hey Sweet Cecile!

(((HUGS))) now, now, no crying...I'll always need you for something me kid sister! {;-D

OH...I'm so glad you looked at the added pages...I was wondering what you'd think.

I can thank Ellen for mentioning they were there for the grabbing over on her blog!

And you had said when you first came to my blog you didn't know I was an author...so, I thought I best put up a blurb on all the books I've written.

Hopefully one day you'll get to read them in published form.

Hugs
Hawk

Lea said...

Hey Hawk!

I hope you had a lovely Easter. :-)

And, I hope you enjoyed lots of chocolate. *g*

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Lea!

Hey Sweetie! (((HUGS)))

Glad you stopped over! Oh, BTW I love what you did on Dot's sight! Beautifully done!

Yes, Easter was very nice...we enjoyed it. I hope you enjoyed yours as well!

Hugs
Hawk

~*Jessica Rabbit*~ said...

I found the last set of eggs ugly, the second set of eggs boring and the first set of eggs vibrant and pretty. I like color. I like when it goes, Pop! Look at me! I's so pretty and bright. LOL. Happy no long Easter day! Whoo hoo!...oh man I love this holiday. ;)

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Jessica,

Well, that's the best thing about the reality we live in...we're all welcome to our own opinion. And beauty is in the eye of the beholder, isn't it.

I like NATURAL things around me for the negative ions they give off, (in case you didn't know -negative ions are good for you) so natural eggs like the last ones made with all things from nature give off those Ions...where as the first eggs are painted with unnatural paints and give off positive ions (Bad energy for humans) so sometimes you have to go deeper than skin deep to see the beauty of whats in front of you.

Good luck in your writing career.

Hawk