BILL CRIDER'S POP CULTURE MAGAZINE
Texas has a nice one. Some of the other state eggs are ostentatious. Except Wyoning's; that egg must have been the winner of a children's art contest.
The part of Canada where I live has a very strong Ukrainian heritage from the immigration wave of the 1900s, so I'm quite familiar with the techniques used to make Pysanka - Ukrainian Easter Eggs - which in style at least is what the Texas egg and some of the others follow (the Indiana and North Dakota eggs are close in style to a Pysanka, although they tend have overtly religious themes). Some of the other eggs are more in the style of the eggs that Faberge made for the Russian Imperial Family - minus the precious metals and gems of course. Ostentatious perhaps, and in some cases poorly executed, but in keeping with the tradition.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pysanka
Thanks for the info, Brent.
I was surprised to see that many of them are real egg shells. Illinois' was obvious, but I wonder how many use a real shell and how many do not.
Kind of hard to tell.
Evidently the Wyoming guy dropped out and a student from one of the Central states did the Wyoming egg at the last minute. No one thought to ask Dick Cheney to design the Wyoming egg -- or, perhaps they did and then thought better of it.Jerry House
The New York egg surpasses ostentatious and goes right for obnoxious.
Thanks for showing the Texas egg and the link to the web site. My mother-in-law did the Tennessee egg. All the eggs are required to be real chicken egg shells. This made it more difficult by working with such a small egg. The design is original and representative of each of the states.
Thanks for that info. Tennessee has a fine egg, too.
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