Hippity hoppity Nambi eggs

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Serbia’s Nevenka Sabo covers this year’s eggs in polymer using a twist on her special Nambi technique.

Think of it as African art meets Zentangles meets Ukranian pysanka eggs.

Instead of being covered with ethnic images, these updated eggs have a distinctly modern vibe rendered in punchy colors.

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Let’s hope your Easter basket is overflowing with trendy hippity hoppity goodies.

If you’d like a more in-depth look at what’s happening in polymer art this spring, come join us for this week’s edition of StudioMojo

Egg season

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We’re coming right up on polymer-covered egg season and Illinois’ Jael Thorp is way ahead of the crowd. She winds strips of polymer pattern around hollow chicken shells.

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This time she resisted the urge to antique the patterns with a wash of darker color and let the vibrant colors speak for themselves.  See more of Jael’s eggs on her Facebook, Flickr and blog pages.

I’m taking a brief digital sabbatical and visiting family. I’ll be back with you mid-week.

Egg hunt

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Ariane Friesleben Angela Hickey Jan Montarsi

Go on a little egg hunt with me today. First I bumped into Angela Hickey’s flower-covered eggs (one chicken, one quail). Hers is a traditional approach straight from her garden of flower canes.

Ariane Friesleben camoflaged her eggs with Swelligant patinas to make them look like precious metallic treasures. She offers a carved faux ivory version as well.

This Jan Montarsi egg was hiding in his Flickr gallery. His palette includes pearl clays and pinata inks (here’s the tutorial) in the mix which makes the extruded strings glow.

All of this led me back to the PolymerArtArchives and one of my all-time favorite eggs from a 1991 series by Ford and Forlano (then City Zen Cane). You can still find echoes of David and Steven’s bright graphic roots in their current work.

Even Martha Stewart was in on the hunt this year. Yep, here’s the video that shows Martha trying her hand at polymer.

Easter polymer

Tsaliki eggs

You’d better get crackin’ if you’ve got an Easter basket to fill this weekend.

Need inspiration? Greece’s Klio Tsaliki shows bowls and baskets full of polymer covered eggs in spring colors plus decorated candles.

For some of the eggs she winds a brightly extruded string of polymer round and round for a great effect. Much less messy than dyes! Here’s her Flickr collection.

Other egg-amples should turn up in the boxes below this post.

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