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Painting One of a kind Easter Eggs

Updated on October 28, 2016

My Egg Art ~

For many years I have painted Easter Eggs with different subjects and themes, from real shell eggs to wooden eggs, even some styrofoam.

Since I paint miniature paintings and small rocks...I thought this would be another way for me to be creative. Making them to hang from a branch or tree or to be displayed on a stand, what ever suits you.

Clients from different countries have my had me paint eggs of their pets or animals that they liked, even Holiday themes. All painted eggs are "one of a kind" and a pleasure to have painted them.

If you look closely at the above image, you can see the crack in the egg. I accidentally cracked it just after having finished painting it. I was upset with myself, but said, Oh well, it still looked good...but unfortunately it finally fell apart.

A bird image on an egg

a little bird
a little bird

A little bird...

This particular egg has two different images on each side, divided by top and bottom...One a little bird on a branch and flowers on the bottom...divided by a satin ribbon and a silver thread for hanging.

Chickens on an egg

chickens and chicks
chickens and chicks

The other side...

This is the other side featuring a rooster and hen on the top side and the chicks on the bottom.

For me it's important to paint the theme all the way around the egg.

Easter egg decoration items - Books and Kits

Great items featured here to make that egg look beautiful...give it a try!

Fun World BB1754C Glitter Eggs Easter Egg Decorating Kit -Each
Fun World BB1754C Glitter Eggs Easter Egg Decorating Kit -Each

Then there is for the kids to help with decorating eggs


Horses featured on an egg

of course a horse!
of course a horse!

Two horses with doves

If you know my artwork then you know I specialize in horses, this one has two horses one on each side, with doves flying around the egg and tiny specks of glitter and a hanging silver string anchored with a pearl.

Below, the whole egg viewed all the way around.

All the Way Around the Egg...

art by Delia
art by Delia

Easter themes

it looks like easter
it looks like easter

Three different images

Different Easter themes displayed on these eggs. The bunny egg on the left was painted with Gesso to give it texture and laid on its side for display, the middle egg with birds is displayed on the top of the page, right side egg was an idea from an antique plate that the client wanted duplicated.

Horse Racing, Troikas and Wild Animals

art by Delia
art by Delia

All types of themes

Many types of scenes can be painted on eggs...on the left from top to bottom showing the image all the way around are Race Horses...second image is an egg actually made for Xmas, it's Saint Nickolas driving a Troika...the one on the right side has a Tiger, Gazelles and a Zebra...all these eggs were commissions.

In the Spring time...


Wooden eggs

one of my wooden eggs sold on eBay. Showing two foals prancing in a Spring time setting, with bunnies and birds.

I received orders of the same image, but I will not duplicate, as I want "one of a kind" and they will never be exactly the same....similar yes.

Oprah Winfrey's Cocker Spaniels -

Oprah Winfrey's dogs on eggs
Oprah Winfrey's dogs on eggs | Source

Solomon and Sophia

This is one of two of my favorite eggs I have done, actually I did them twice because the first set got destroyed by a cleaning person.

This egg has a great deal of detail, from a statue of a Roman man riding a Horse, including a column, water fountain with a lion head, birds and landscape.

These eggs were commissioned for an Easter basket for OW's plane. The images on these eggs are Solomon and Sophia the two cocker spaniels belonging to Oprah...each egg has a different setting...I wish I had painted them on wood.

Another egg with the Oprah's dogs

Solomon & Sophia country field
Solomon & Sophia country field

Here again Sophia and Solomon playing in a country field, with flowers, birds, butterflies and bunnies.

Bottom of the eggs

bottom of egg done for Oprah
bottom of egg done for Oprah

Top of the eggs

top of the Oprah Winfrey eggs
top of the Oprah Winfrey eggs

Or do you really decorate eggs...

See results

Paint scratched away for designs

the beauty of scratching color away
the beauty of scratching color away | Source

Made in Germany

My cousin Beatrix in Germany is also an artist, her long time friend painting these eggs and gave them to her for Easter....They are unique and pretty, made by scratching the paint away.

I Thank my cousin for allowing me to share these egg photos on my page.

Done with felt tip pen

felt tip pen designs
felt tip pen designs | Source

Unique painted Eggs -

As I mentioned above, these Easter eggs are from a German friend, made especially for my cousin Trixi, as gifts...done with felt tip pen, added beads and feathers...great idea!

the artists
the artists

How I paint and what I use preparing my Eggs

easy and fun...

  • I sometimes dye the egg a color or just use it white as is, and then draw out the image on the egg in pencil.
  • I use Acrylic paints because it dries immediately.
  • When finished, I seal the painted eggs with a clear acrylic sealer, I prefer a satin finish.
  • My brushes are inexpensive and very fine, including 00 brush for details.
  • If I add a string to a blown out egg, I will add it on with a small bead to anchor it. I prefer to use wood eggs or plastic, they don't break as easily.
  • I have embellished eggs with glitter and sequence or jewels, even ribbons, there are so many ways you can embellish to make them different, yet one of a kind.

Video on How to decorate eggs -

Larger Wooden Egg - Friesian Horse Motif

Wooden Egg

This wooden egg was painted Gold and then a lose style image of a Friesian Horse painted on it.


24 Karat Easter Egg Coloring Kit
24 Karat Easter Egg Coloring Kit

This is what I'm talking about!!! I love this!


A Styrofoam Egg!

Styrofoam Egg all the way around

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Something new...

I had gone to the Dollar Store to buy some cleaning products, while there I saw all the Easter decorations including this package of Styrofoam Eggs. I thought to myself, I've painted on Styrofoam box lids before maybe this would be a fun project..if it doesn't turn out Ill put glitter on them.

I chose to paint a scene of a friends dog finding an Easter basket and all the critters around were watching. The one hard thing about painting on a small piece of Styrofoam was the weight, there was would blow away quite easily. At the end I was pleased with the finished products, but I doubt I'll do it again.

Old card
Old card

Miscellaneous items for a decorative Easter

Add Pastel lights, candy filled plastic eggs with decals on them, a plate with homemade chocolate candy, with the Bunny Easter Egg Carousel holding all the decorated eggs... what fun!


Let's not forget the Reason for the Season - Christ has Risen!


Danish Proverb

What you are is God's gift to you, what you do with yourself is your gift to God:

Created 03/24/2010

Copyrights and all rights reserved on artwork for Delia Pacheco
Copyrights and all rights reserved on artwork for Delia Pacheco

Easter Egg decorating enthusiasts - let me hear from you!

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      Margaret Schindel 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Your work is just exquisite, Delia! As a fellow artist I can really appreciate what goes into making these finely detailed beauties. Thanks so much for sharing them!

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      PinkstonePictures 4 years ago from Miami Beach, FL

      The Eggs from Germany are so pretty. What a talent

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      ValentineAngel 4 years ago

      Great artwork. WOW

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      Rosanna Grace 4 years ago

      Wonderful! You are a very skilled painter, for sure! :)

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      cmadden 4 years ago

      Beautiful work!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      Back to refresh my blessings before Easter this year for these lovely one of a kind Easter Eggs!

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      toweroflifeinc 5 years ago

      Love it! I agree with you, they should be one of a kind. It is what makes people treasure them. Beautifully done.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      beautiful beautiful work.

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      fifinn 5 years ago

      unique eggs

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      Judith Nazarewicz 5 years ago from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

      These eggs are beautiful!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      These painted eggs are fabulous!

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      microfarmproject 5 years ago

      These are truly amazing pieces of art. Lovely!

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      blue22d 5 years ago

      Such a pretty lens. I love decorated eggs. I still have one egg (blown out) that my son (now 40 but was less than 10) and I decorated for our Christmas Tree. How it made it all these years - not sure but have enjoyed it.

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      Michey LM 5 years ago

      I don't know how I miss this lens.... I am painting my eggs as well (you can see it in my Easter Heritage lens... but yours are better, I can see the artist in your painted eggs.

      Regards and Blessings

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      A few years ago we owned an Ostrich ranch. We eventually sold our birds but I did keep 2 eggs. I'd love to do something with them. You have such beautiful art .. I'll have to think about this. Angel blessings!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Brilliant, you are very talented! Great lens and thanks for sharing!

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      curious0927 5 years ago

      Wow, you have an eye for the classy, fun. This lens is a keeper! Blessed by a Squid Angel!

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      siobhanryan 5 years ago

      The horse painted eggs are fab.

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      seosri417 5 years ago

      Wow!!! Great thought.....

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      Darcie French 5 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      Wow, each tiny little egg is a masterpiece. I love your work.

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      futureme lm 5 years ago

      Brilliant! Love the eggs, really great idea. Great lens!

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      secondhandrose lm 5 years ago

      Your work is lovely. I am also an egg artist and can appreciate the work that went into these wonderful eggs.

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      momsfunny 5 years ago

      Gorgeous creations! You are very talented, thanks for sharing!

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      LeroySmith1 5 years ago

      Beautiful, beautiful eggs! I can't image creating detailed art on such a challenging surface. You're truly talented!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      My kids would love it if I could pull these off. You are very talented. These must take a while to do. I do think they'd have fun decorating eggs like this to the best of their abilities. A very enjoyable lens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      So pleased to see see incredible work of art honorer once again, congratulations on being featured on the 2012 Spring and Easter Showcase!

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      WindyWintersHubs 5 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Congrats on your Purple Star. Your artwork is beautiful. Happy Easter!

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      Mim Art 5 years ago

      Wow - what talent! Great lens! Congrats on being Showcased in the Spring and Easter Crafts. Happy Easter!

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      layitdown 5 years ago

      OMD this lens is so cute!! hope you have a happy easter XD

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      Loraine Brummer 5 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      Interesting lens and beautiful artistry on your painted eggs. Love it!!

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      Pam Irie 5 years ago from Land of Aloha

      You are so incredibly talented to create such painted works of art on eggs. Fantastic creations!

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      menskincaretips 5 years ago

      Very nice Easter eggs! I remember this use to be a very fun art activity in school!

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      MelonyVaughan 5 years ago

      Beautiful! Love this lens!

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      SimplyTonjia 5 years ago

      Oh my, this is a great lens and I so enjoyed your beautiful work. Thanks for sharing.

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      JayBeacham 5 years ago

      Great egg artwork.

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      Just beautiful - I wish I was so talented. Easter blessings to you.

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      MBcandy 5 years ago

      wow happy easter!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      You are so talented! I wish I had an ounce of that ability.

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      zafeyry 5 years ago

      I wouldn't want a real egg since I'm clumsy, but the painted wooden eggs are amazing!

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      jlshernandez 5 years ago

      Unique and indeed one-of-a-kind Easter eggs only a creative mind can come up with.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Easter egg decorations allows others to get involved and while doing so find out meanings sacred behind this occasion. *blessed by a squid angel*

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      dumutu 5 years ago

      You have a very great gift. Thank you for sharing. Nice lens.

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      intermarks 5 years ago

      These are priceless artworks. They are really beautiful!

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      lasertek lm 5 years ago

      The designs are really good.

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      cajkovska lm 5 years ago

      What a beautiful eggs! Thanks for sharing.

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      These are beautiful!!!! Blessed!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Big smile...front page honors...congratulations and very well deserved!

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      dwnovacek 5 years ago

      Beautiful and inspiring lens. Angel Blessed!

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      suzy-t 5 years ago

      What beautifully-delicate work that must take patience I do not have. Each is truly a work of art in itself. Thank you for sharing them with us.

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      KateW39 5 years ago

      The Easter eggs look so beautiful.

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      Heather McGlaughlin 5 years ago from Marryland

      Beautiful! Happy Easter Delia

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      Northwestphotos 5 years ago

      Such a wonderful lens! I enjoyed it tremendously!

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      trollet 5 years ago

      Great lens, very interesting.

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      Kay 5 years ago

      just an aside. One of the only ways my body will absorb iron is by eating eggs. I eat two a day and since doing this, my cholesterol has never been better! They think the high cholesterol people get is because of what they eat WITH the eggs. Just had to share after taking the egg decorating poll. Great lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I was here 2 years and 1 day ago and wasn't an angel then, it is my pleasure to return with angel dust to sprinkle over your beautiful one of a kind Easter eggs and hoping to see this gem on the front page!

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      shahedashaikh 5 years ago

      I learn t the technique in school had painted two,and they were in the showcase at mom's house till some years back,however cracked while cleaning the case.Your lens brought back those memories.Will again try it and show my kids how to do it...

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      Close2Art LM 5 years ago

      You have a wonderful eye for detail, and I love your eggs. They all are wonderful, wanted to give a Blessing too!

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      i just came back to give this lens angelblessings in time for the coming easter. i wanted to submit your sunmaid raisin girl lens for the quest today but i squidliked and blessed that long time ago. it does not fall in the lens that i just squidliked. anyway, i will visit again.

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      poppy mercer 5 years ago from London

      Hi Delia, I acquired some wings, so I came here to bless this lovely lens and your beautiful painted eggs.

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      lesliesinclair 5 years ago

      pretty to see and pretty to receive

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      dahlia369 5 years ago

      Did I have fun seeing all of these eggs, painted by you! Wonderful art and lens, congrats!! :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Wow! Your painted eggs are beautiful!

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Truly an enjoyable in keeping with the Easter season spirit. Thank you for sharing.

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Wow, such talent amazes me. Painting on a surface that is flat is challenging enough...but to do it on such an oval surface, in the round, and still keep the integrity of the image is nothing short of amazing. Beautiful work, beautiful lens. Blessed by a SquidAngel.

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      GreenMind 5 years ago from USA

      Nice lens -- and good timing, too!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      You must have a very steady hand to paint such lovely things on such a small surface.

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Wow - absolutely beautiful! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Wow, I can just imagine how difficult it is to paint on a curved surface like that. Lovely pieces.

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      oxfordian 5 years ago

      These are stunning! I can't believe that it's almost that time of year again. You've inspired me to get a head start so I can create something really special too. They won't be as beautiful as these, but you've given me some terrific ideas -- I especially love the hanging chain you have on many of them with the little pearl drop on the bottom. So elegant!

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      goo2eyes lm 6 years ago

      just beautiful. have you tried to copy the faberge eggs?

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      pawpaw911 6 years ago

      I can see how those could easily become family heirlooms.

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      Ellen Gregory 6 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      These are beautiful. It brings back memories of dying eggs as a child. I think this year I will do something creative again and bring back the fun. Thank you so much for doing this lens -- so far, I love every lens of yours that I have read.

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      'Vikk Simmons 6 years ago from Houston

      Brought back memories of my mom's painted Easter eggs. When I was little my mom had these seven faces she would paint on eggs every Easter. I wish I could remember them. I don't think anyone ever took any photos. They would be part of my Easter morning surprise. And then, of course, I'd gobble them up.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      very beautiful delia!

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      scss 6 years ago

      These are absolutely delightful! What a lovely lens to visit - I would certainly like to have one of a kind painted easter eggs like these!

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      Jeannieinabottl1 6 years ago

      Your eggs are really beautiful. You are a very talented artist.

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      jvsper63 6 years ago

      Very pretty easter eggs,That is very creative great job:) congrats on your purple star!!!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Congratulations on your Purple Star, it was my pleasure to nominate you.

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      alyssa87 6 years ago

      great, you are very talented, thanks for introducing yourself to us :)

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      KimGiancaterino 6 years ago

      Wow ... how did I ever miss this? You continue to amaze me with your talents. Happy Easter to you and your family.

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      Wedding Mom 6 years ago

      Wow, these are gorgeous, you are so talented! Thank you for sharing these with us.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Oh me! You are so very talented. Thank you for sharing your wonderful One of a Kind Painted Easter Eggs. I love them.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      You are d artist! Exquisite work here.

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      Your artwork is so amazing. Beautiful.

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      Delia 6 years ago

      @GetSillyProduct: I'm glad you like my weird does that sound? ;-)

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      GetSillyProduct 6 years ago

      nice eggs! (how weird does that sound?)

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      kathysart 6 years ago

      I just adore these eggs! Beautiful indeed.

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      psychog 6 years ago

      I found a great blog about egg decorating ideas

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      Fabio Sanna 6 years ago

      Wow, what a great artist you are!!! I know it's not easy micro-painting!!! Congrats, you probably have a really colourful Easter in your house! :)

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      writywrite 6 years ago

      Love this lens well done

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      hunksparrow 6 years ago

      Absolutely gorgeous! What a terriffic lens and amazing work by you.

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      Ruthi 6 years ago

      Your artwork is just amazing! I am in awe of your artistic talent.

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      BetsiGoutal1 6 years ago

      What a lovely lens! Now I want to go paint Easter eggs!!! :)

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      Paul 7 years ago from Liverpool, England

      Those eggs are absolutely astounding!

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      RobGrawberger 7 years ago

      My grandmother did these for us when we were kids..... She has left us now, and we still have her works of art to remind us of her. Nice Lens! *liked*

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      julieannbrady 7 years ago

      Oh, this is very lovely my dear -- I had a Ukranian grandma who was quite good at hand-painting Easter eggs. Wished I would have kept some!!!

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      marilenamc 7 years ago

      Lovely lenses...amazying...

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      ChemKnitsBlog2 7 years ago

      INCREDIBLE eggs. I am really impressed with the artistry.