Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Humpy Dumpty's Adventures & More


Humpty Dumpty - we all know of him and his sad plight. Oh dear, Mr. Humpty...well, at least in the old English version where your King's horses and men couldn't put you back together again. Sigh. Mine, of course, has quickly learned to be cautious, exploring and settling in to his new home. From visiting bunnies, catching the afternoon sunlight in the kitchen window, to having his first hot cuppa, he's one spectacular egg!

The recent Creative Tuesday's theme is Easter Eggs, so Michael came up with this brilliant idea to hand paint eggs for the kids this year. It was perfect and we created something unique and personal for each of them. Between the two of us, we painted more than a dozen eggs both for the kids and for some of our close friends. In fact, it was quite enjoyable seeing the smiles on everyone's faces when peering into their individual Easter mugs. Especially my dear friend Gayla, when she discovered her very own (requested) hand-painted Humpty Dumpty. Priceless!

Below are a few more of the eggs which I completed. We worked on both white and brown hard boiled eggs, using watercolor paints, sharpies, and white gel pens. Such fun, let me tell you!

To view more of the eggs I illustrated, check out my Twitter page here. You'll certainly get a kick out of the other darling characters. I'm off to take a peek at the work of the other contributors over on the Creative Tuesdays home page. Enjoy your week!
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  1. I love the photos Gayla sent of the egg you did for her. So marvelous and yes, we did have alot of back breaking fun there, didn't we?! thank you for all those precious ones you did for the kids too. I love this post, btw --very fun to read.
    You did it, even after not feeling well! And a great job too, I might add. thanks for playing along and joining us on CT too! Always good to have your brilliance there as well as here! :D

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    1. They're so much fun!! Gayla did a fab job getting him settled in. Glad you enjoyed the post, Mooks. Thank you for your sweet comment. oomwah! xx

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  2. P.S. (A lot of those lately for some reason on my comments to other!)RE: Mr. Humpty -- he's not just a spectacular egg, he's a good egg too as added in that that quote from CS Lewis the other day. One must adapt..but let's hope that doesn't include getting cracked! :D

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  3. Oh your settings for the eggs are so elegant and cute. I adore the chicken egg. You are just to original in all you do. How fun this theme was.

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    1. Ha! Thanks, Wanda! We had so much fun doing the eggs. The first 2 photos were sent to me by the owner of Humpty Dumpty. Fun, aren't they? :)

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  4. such sweet and charming eggs, each one.
    so lovely that you created easter mugs.
    makes me want to experience easter all over again.

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    1. Thank you, Tammie. Easter can be so much fun! :)

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  5. I just love Humpty in his little shirt and the fact that he is a travelled egg. I hope he did not end up as in the nursery rhyme. Good for you on doing so many, I found that only doing two took long enough.

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    1. haha, thank you, Linda. I had a lot of fun creating his plaid pants and such. :)

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  6. your eggs are darling Alexandra, in your special style. It's interesting to see the difference in Michael's eggs compared with yours, both fantastic.

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    1. Awww, thanks, Christine! Yes, different but special styles. :)

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  7. humpy dumpy - so very cute. love his gentleman-like face and outfit including his hat.

    have a lovely day.

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    1. Hee Thank you, Lissa. I had fun creating him. :)

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  8. You even set up props for your delightful eggs. They are all outstanding, Alexandra. Hope you're feeling better. :-)

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    1. haha Actually, that was my friend who set up the props. She did a great job. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  9. The eggs are all so cute especially Humpty, he looks to have found a safe place to sit.
    Yvonne x

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    1. Aww...thanks, Yvonne. We had a lot of fun!

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    1. haha Thanks. Isn't it oh so cute?! :)

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  11. Awww, the eggs are adorable! Such a sweet idea!

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  12. Alexandra,
    These are so well done. I only remember making them colourful when we did them with the kids.
    Blessings
    Janis

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    1. Thank you, Janis. I've never done anything like this before and it was quite time consuming but a lot of fun watching them come to life. :)

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  13. This is priceless! What an excellent idea! So cute!

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  14. These are adorable! and I love the little girl on the floor painting in the other post.

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