Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

May 5, 2014

Beach Glass Heart & More Eggcitement

This is one of the first pictures I ever pinned on Pinterest.  I loved the idea of use beach glass chips to make a design, and lord knows I have a lot of chips.  It was just a matter of whether or not I could make myself glue them to canvas in a rather permanent way.  I also didn't want the picture to be vertical, but horizontal and not encased behind glass.

On the other hand, I keep said chips inside 2 cool salt & pepper shakers, and there was no room to put anymore glass in them so I decided to make the project.  I got a square of artist's canvas at the store and first did the outer heart, but felt it was missing something.  I asked my pals on Facebook if I should add the second row and everyone said definitely.  After I finished it, I felt it still needed one more row and again, my friends concurred.  I swear I reach all my decisions via Facebook committee!!!  But that's sometimes the only way I can see the forest for the trees.


Here is the final version.  I really love how it came out.  There's a kind of fluid flow about it.  I didn't use any of my super special red chips because against the canvas they looked brown.

Now I have room for more chips in my shakers.

Two weeks after Easter and I'm still decorating these dadgum eggs.  Are you so eggcited to see them?


I've had that angel in my Christmas decorations since I was a little kid.  






Next year if I vocalize the desire to decorate eggs again, SOMEBODY STOP ME!

30 comments:

  1. Love the heart picture.

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    1. Thanks Anne! I still need to hang it up.

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  2. Pretty! You have quite the talented eye for colours.

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    1. Thank you! You know colour is something I have struggled with for years. It's why I started doing colouring books. It helped a lot!

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  3. How pretty they all are. You do great work.

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  4. The heart inside a heart inside a heart. It really came out beautifully:)

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    1. Thank you! One of my friends suggested that the 3 hearts could stand for 'I Love You' so I went with that interpretation!

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  5. The triple heart art is pretty and cheerful, it is also wonderful to have those precious sea glass chips displayed in a way that truly shows them off. Let's face it, in a jar, bowl, or bottle there are many that are buried and hidden from sight.

    Oh my, still making egg ornaments! They are certainly keeping you busy but you are turning each humble little egg shell into an egg-ceptional and egg-tra special work of art. : )

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    1. Egg-cept I'm sick of eggs. lol You are right about the jar of glass....way too much is hidden. I need to find a better way to display them. I have like 4-5 jars of it and a couple of salt/pepper shakers full too.

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  6. Love how the heart turned out. LOL on the decision by fb committee!
    Those eggs...amazing. One of them looks slightly Swedish to me with that yellow ribbon on blue...just sayin'...
    Thanks again, super minion!
    Tina @ Life is Good
    A to Z Team @ Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2014

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    1. Thanks! The egg you mention is actually a dark purple with rainbow gradiant ribbon. It didn't photograph well!

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  7. Oh your beach glass heart is just captivating! It's the perfect balance of shapes and colors. That was the most perfect way to use the sea glass!!! I know how hard it can be to use stored up treasures, now you need to go collect more :D

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    1. Thanks! Now that summer's coming all the beaches require stickers and the tourists will be combing the beaches so my glass gathering is probably on hiatus till fall.

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  8. JoJo, your decorated eggs are GORGEOUS! You got mad skillz, gurl!!!

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    1. Thanks Mina! I now have over 2 dozen decorated eggs and no idea how to display them.

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  9. The glass ships hearts turned out beautiful. They now don't need anything else and look pretty on a white background.
    I won't stop you from decorating the eggs - they are way too cute and too good!

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    1. Thanks!!! Well the egg decorating takes sooooo much time. And someday I really want to try pysanky. I'm sure you are quite familiar with that! ;)

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  10. Adding that third row to the heart really made it pop. Your Facebook friends didn't steer you wrong. Now I know why you listen to them, JoJo! Good call!!

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    1. I really do take a lot of projects to my friends, when I'm on the fence about something. They have come up with creative solutions that I just didn't see for myself.

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  11. I`ll have to hunt you down on facebook,I love your work! I have trouble deciding what colors to put next to each other.Beautiful!Phyllis

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    1. I'll try to find you as well Phyllis! I post a lot of crafts on there, and I have a whole photo album on FB of some of my fave colouring books pages. Believe it or not doing colouring books really helps when you have trouble putting colours together.

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  12. Hi human, JoJo,

    I would never dream of trying to stop you decorating eggs. Such eggquisite talent is a visual delight! :)

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! :)

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    1. Thank you Penny!!! Can you believe I still have one more egg to finish?!?!

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  13. The glass chips do make nice picture accents.

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    1. Thank you. I'd like to do more with them!

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  14. You're so crafty! I am impressed!

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    1. Thank you Kate! :) Really, it's a sickness. lol

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  15. I love how the beach glass hearts turned out. Lovely! Your eggs are amazing. You have an amazing amount of patience my friend! I got an afghan knitting loom and some yarn that I am looking forward to giving a whirl, and a new set of pens for drawing. I have already started crocheting a new afghan for the living room to match all the bright colors. Now to just find the time to do it all and blog too. HA!

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    1. See you have the patience for crocheting and drawing and I don't! Plus I'm so addicted to rhinestones, glass and glitter that I use any excuse to work with them. But the eggs are just way too time consuming.

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