New Beginnings

Here's to new beginnings! It's Easter and I'm posting on my blog for the first time in ages! These past few months have brought a lot of new things; new city, new house, new schools, new job and a new garden to name a few. I figured today would be the perfect time to revive my blog. 

Today's project isn't about creating a picture-perfect craft, but just figuring out how to work with what you've got. And that's really what this blog was all about when I started it 11 years ago. 

I don't have quite the same amount of time that I used to have to come up with complicated crafts, but I didn't want to skip Easter without decorating eggs. 

There hasn't been a lot of baking happening lately, so I don't have any food coloring around. Food coloring and vinegar are my usual go-to ingredients for egg dying. I did come up with some fountain pen inks after rummaging through my art supply drawers though. 

Turns out inks diluted with water work just fine! 

I put a few drops of ink into each bowl with about 2 or 3 cups of water and stirred. Then the kids dunked hard-boiled eggs into the inky water and let them dry in the carton. It's always best to use gloves or tongs and bowls that are not ever used for food when working with inks. 

We also tried concentrated liquid watercolor which didn't work quite as well, but still left a nice soft tint. 

Off to hide some eggs. 

Happy Easter or Passover for those of you who celebrate it!



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