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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Egg Lamps and watercolors











I thought I would show you some pics of Ostrich eggs that I have carved and turned into lamps.
I have also done some watercolor paintings. I'm sorry about the glare on the elephant painting.

7 comments:

  1. Oh, those eggs are wonderful, so are the paintings. You are a true artist.

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  2. Thankyou so much Anamarca and Saundra for your comments.
    jaycee

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  3. Jaycee

    Wow those lamps are amazing. Are the eggs hard to work with? The paintings are beautiful and definately capture your love of Africa.

    Nancy

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  4. Thankyou Nancy
    The eggs are very hard and the dust is poisonous. The egg is placed in a glass box and you put just your hands inside the box and wear a mask so you don't breathe the dust. I first draw on the egg and then use a tool similar to a dentists drill to do the carving.
    The egg is then wired with an oven globe to make a lamp.
    jaycee

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  5. Jaycee....

    I've been out of commission for a few days and am just know seeing yout drawings and your csrvings. Just beautiful. You are truly gifted!! Do you sell any of the lamps you make? They are extraordinary.

    Laurie

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  6. Thankyou Laurie
    I did sell a few but have none for sale at the moment. I will get more time to carve eggs once I move back to Africa.
    Hugs
    jaycee

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