Thursday, April 4, 2013

Eggs are Inspiring Me......

Ok, so that is a strange title for a post.....but I have been prompted......By Mama what do you want to know about eggs....they don't help your cholesterol....but then again, go on the Atkins diet and they are the main staple.

So how are they inspiring me?  I am finding they are one of the foods that are used in a lot of traditions....Is it eggs that keep us all together?  If we have this in common, can peace come to our world after all?

Orthodox Christians in the Middle East and in Greece painted eggs bright red to symbolize the blood of Christ. Hollow eggs (created by piercing the shell with a needle and blowing out the contents) were decorated with pictures of Christ, the Virgin Mary, and other religious figures in Armenia.

Germans gave green eggs as gifts on Holy Thursday, and hung hollow eggs on trees. Austrians placed tiny plants around the egg and then boiled them. When the plants were removed, white patterns were created.

Jewish Religion: A hard-boiled egg represents the holiday offering brought in the days of the Holy Temple. The meat of this animal constituted the main part of the Passover meal.

In Christian times, the egg was a symbol of new life just as a chick might hatch from the egg. The Easter egg tradition may have celebrated the end of the privations of Lent. In the Medieval Europe, eggs were forbidden during Lent as well as other traditional fast days. During the strict Lenten fast of forty days no eggs were eaten. It was traditional to use up all of the household's eggs before Lent began, which established the tradition of Pancake Day. This was because, in Christian times, the egg was a symbol of new life just as a chick might hatch from the egg. Eggs were viewed as symbols of new life and fertility through the ages.


But my inspiration is for creating jewelry......the vibrant colors of eggs, which have been colored, inspires me put together the colors of spring....because things are growing again and there is a new beginning.....Turquoise and Coral Necklace

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