Friday, April 2, 2010
I am very honored to introduce "European Girl's Crafts and Egg Art" etsy shop that is selling Eastern European (Lithuanian) scratched eggs http://teener1416.etsy.com. I am absolutely blown away by these beautiful colors and designs! Every egg is real and hollow! Eggs have been dyed then etched with a blade using very old technique which is a part of Christine's Lithuanian heritage.
According to Christine, her mom originally introduced her to the Egg Art: "I have to give the credit to my mom. When I was about 14 she thought we should try some Lithuanian Easter crafts to get more in touch with our heritage. She never scratched eggs before but she had seen nuns do it when she was young and knew the concept. She got us the tools and we all tried our hand at it. And believe it or not I was the worst! After time and through LOADS of determination I began to get better at the craft, and now I am the only person in the family who scratches eggs."
Christine gets her inspirations from variety of different sources: "I normally get inspiration from anything. I’ll take pictures of random things. My friends will tell you that while studying abroad in Rome, I took pictures of floor tiles in cathedrals JUST for egg design ideas! I’ll look at geometric designs and find a way to transfer them onto an egg. It’s more fun to get art from the real world, gives you almost a story for each piece."
I am inviting you to visit Christine's fantastic shop, check out her beautiful Egg designs and learn more about the art of egg scratching!