Friday egg is on Saturday this week, but it's a good one!
I was contacted by another artist named Tina Brand last week. She has an interesting project that she is working on called "Into the Ovoid" where she is addressing some of the inherent problems involved in displaying the eggs we make. Firstly, it's impossible to present the total design in a photograph because of the way the design wraps and changes as it wraps itself around the egg. Secondly, the eggs are fragile and can easily be broken if they are displayed so that they design can be seen from all sides. The way I have addressed this recently is to present the eggshells in a deep frame, depending from the top on an invisible fishing line so the owner can turn it around to see the design. Tina solved this problem in a novel and fun way: she's making a stop-motion movie! Take a look at it here: http://intotheovoid.com/. If you want to kick in some cash to make it happen, you can donate to her kickstarter fund: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tinabrand/into-the-ovoid-explores-beautiful-ukrainian-eggs-i.
After looking at her work, I realized how great it would be to use this idea on my blog. Pictures are good, but sometimes you really need to see the whole design. So with Tina's okay, I have made a few of these gifs so that you can really see how the design works on the egg. I think I like it! What do you think?