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May 08, 2014
May 06, 2014
Apr 20, 2014
Beautifully intricate Romanian Easter eggs
The small village of Ciocanesti in Romania produces the most beautiful hand-painted Easter eggs I’ve ever seen. This video is a wonderful look at the process and tradition.
First, the (duck, goose, chicken, or even ostrich) egg is drained, through a tiny hole. Then, using a method akin to batik, it is dipped in dye and painted one color at a time, with the painter applying beeswax to those areas she wants to protect from the next round of dying. The painting implement, called a kishitze, is a stick with an iron tip. (Previously, egg-painters would have used thorns or pig bristles.)
And then the wax is melted and wiped off the egg, revealing the colors underneath. So cool. (via @colossal)
This is so wonderful. Must get to the motherland one day.
Jan 20, 2014
Sep 10, 2013
Jul 27, 2013
Baltimore: my very good friend Curtis Miller has a painting show at the John Fonda Gallery. Details here.
Apr 15, 2013
Mar 03, 2013
Jan 01, 2013
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