Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Easter 2020


CROSS MOSAIC FLOW BLUE MOSAIC CROSS
Flow Blue Mosaic Cross (on vintage wallpaper)
Easter 2020.  It crept up on me quickly this year, and it will be unlike any Easter before us, for a huge part of the world that celebrates Easter.


FIMO Polymer Clay Egg
Egg1: Pink Polymer Clay Floral Easter Egg in vintage Egg Cup
For my family, it will be an Easter without the extended family gathering, without church services (in an actual church), and without the student's hurried return to college campuses.

FIMO Polymer Clay Egg
Polymer Clay Easter Egg - Butterflies on back of Egg1

A fast (same or next day) post-Easter return to colleges and schools has been a part of the pattern of my life for well over two decades now, with my children spaced as they are. 

FIMO Polymer Clay Purple Egg
Egg2: Purple Polymer Clay Easter Egg - Floral Side View A

This year the college kids have already been home for weeks, and will be staying home much longer.  I initially delayed planning and decorating for Easter, distracted, but now I am determined to make this Easter special at home, partly because it won't be as rushed as in previous years - "come home late Friday, leave Sunday."  
(One of my children always had college classes on Good Friday.)

Polymer Clay Purple Egg
Egg2: Purple Polymer Clay Easter Egg - Floral Side View B

The patterns of other's lives has changed as well, I'm sure.  So many different lives, so many radically different changes.

Flow Blue Mosaic Cross
Egg2: Purple Polymer Clay Easter Egg - View C: Back (Butterfly) side
I hope you find a way to make Easter special in spite of, or because of, your changed circumstances. 

Flow Blue Mosaic Cross
Eggs signed in polymer clay with ACH
Reach out to elderly people, college students, or others who may be in total isolation, encourage those who deserve or need acknowledgement, encouragement, a smile, a wave, groceries, or something else.  Remember, alone (or not), we are in this together... 

Flow Blue Mosaic Cross
Flow Blue Mosaic Cross

About the Easter photos in this post: 

I made the mosaic cross last year, using some chipped flow blue tea saucers and other blue china. 

I got 6 vintage chick egg-cups recently for about $2 each. They are quirky and not "beautiful", but ownership has made them grow on me and I love using them for soft-boiled eggs from the insta-pot.  

The two polymer clay eggs were estate sale finds. I marvel at the expertise of the artist who made, since I have tried some FIMO clay projects myself. The "canes" she created are inspiring. Though they are beginning to crack, I am happy to own them, I enjoy looking at them every Easter, and now this post documents them if they eventually fall apart. The artist, "ACH" signed the eggs in clay, so if anyone knows who "ACH" is, let me know... (unlikely, I know, but someone this skilled may have been a teacher...) 

*** SURPRISE NOTE ***!  I think I found out who ACH is - The creator of the Easter Eggs is possibly Angela Hickey of Polymer Clay Creations
who has this Etsy site.  

My Wish List Egg Set (2011) (Hint for my family?)!
2009 Egg A2009 Egg B2011 Egg C2011 Egg D2011 Egg E2009 Egg F2009 Egg G
2013 egg H2013 Egg J2013 Egg K2013 Egg L2014 Egg M2014 Egg N*
2014 Egg P purple*2014 Egg R pink*2014 Multi colored Egg
2009 Round Ornament2011 Star Ornament2012 Bell Ornament




CROSS MOSAIC FLOW BLUE MOSAIC CROSS
Flow Blue Mosaic Cross (on vintage wallpaper)

Once again, try to stay healthy and sane!


Happy Easter!




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15 comments:

Leanne said...

Happy Easter - the eggs and cross are lovely. I guess the up side of all of this is that you get to spend extra time with your college kids. We are separated from our adult kids and grandgirls this year because of travel restrictions in place for controlling the virus. It seems very strange having a time we would normally be sharing with them and doing it by ourselves instead (there are a LOT of Easter eggs to be eaten by ourselves!)
Happy Easter.

Julie Briones said...

Gorgeous photos, and thank you for sharing your thoughts! I would LOVE to find some of those gorgeous eggs!

Reidland Family said...

The eggs are beautiful! I can understand why you love having them. The cross is beautiful, too.

annies home said...

love your goodies so very pretty My favorite of those you shared the beautiful blue cross for with that where would we be?? thanks for sharing come see us at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

Mother of 3 said...

Those polymer clay eggs are beautiful! That is one medium I have never had any luck with.

Meditations in Motion said...

Happy Easter! Thank you for sharing the photos of the beautiful eggs and the cross. I like the idea of a slower Easter. Even though I will miss my extended family this Easter, I know that social distancing is the right thing to do.

Linda Cooper said...

Your blue cross is absolutely wonderful. You did a fantastic job.

April J Harris said...

What beautiful eggs! It is a very different Easter this year, but with FaceTime we were still able to celebrate with our son and his partner, and with her family. There were a total of 9 of us in 4 different locations. We all ate our lunches together and chatted and then we had a quiz competition. It was a lovely afternoon. I hope you had a wonderful Easter as well. Thank you for sharing and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party community. Happy Easter!

El Inventario de M.J. said...

Feliz Pascua!
Bellos trabajos...los huevos son una gran explosión de color y energía.

La Cruz con técnica de mosaico tiene un diseño perfecto.

BESOS

NCSue said...

Beautiful! Love the eggs!
Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2020/04/more-from-archives-duke-chapel.html

Veronica Lee said...

WOW! The eggs are beautiful! The cross too!

Pam said...

Oh, it's all so beautiful! I've featured this at the TFT link party today - congrats!

French Ethereal said...

Jeanne, your Easter eggs and cross are lovely!!! Thank you so much for posting to Share Your Style this past week. I am happy to feature your post this week at SYS #252, thank you. <3

I think people are hungry for the word of God and we need faith more everyday with this virus. Again, thank you for sharing.

Blessings to you,
Barb :)

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