One Egg, Over Medium

Ah, the elegance of simplicity. There’s little I find more beautiful than very simple things, excellently performed, made, or executed. Even the commonest thing, in a rather average way, can be fabulous in its simplicity if it’s perfect in its common averageness. Odd, but true. Let me give you an example.

I love eggs. They are delicious to eat, and fairly easy to prepare in a wide number of lovely ways. They are pretty. Their extremely uncomplicated ovals come in a relatively narrow range of colors and textures by nature, each of them marvelous and precious in its own way. They make an outstanding subject for artworks, for this very reason.

As the sole or central subject of any number of artworks in any medium, or as the medium in itself by virtue of being decorated or carved or sculpted upon, an egg is delightfully fine. But even as a supporting player in a larger cast, the humble egg in its unfettered simplicity always pleases my mind as well as my eyes.

If it sneaks into some of my artworks where it really doesn’t have any particular purpose, can I really be blamed? I think not. You may try, but you might well be left with egg on your face. If you know what I mean.digital illustration

17 thoughts on “One Egg, Over Medium

  1. Great topical post Kathryn! It also brought a smile to my face as I spent a fun afternoon the other day with our grandson Theo (3) “decorating” eggs for Easter. With my one capable hand and his three year old mischief, I seemed to be the one who ended up being decorated! And his mum too. ๐Ÿ˜Š X

    • Well, then, you are highly decorated generals in the campaign of the Easter eggs! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I hope it was a wonderful time all through for you and the whole family!
      xoxo

    • ๐Ÿ˜‰ I believe I have mentioned around here more than once that *wearing* yellow of any kind is generally the most dangerous of potential activities for me, unless I want to be hauled off in an ambulance by kindly folk who mistake me for being at death’s door from jaundice. But yellow foods, those I will happily eat all the livelong day, and yellow prettiness on or near *other* people is just fine. [Insert Yellow Happy Face here.]

    • Is there anything better than great scrambled eggs? I think not! But poached and soft boiled do come mighty close, so maybe it’s worth a shot. After all, as the expert, your DH may be credited with knowing their worth!!
      xo

    • They’re generally a true love-or-hate inspiring thing as food, but most artists I know, whether egg eaters or not, do at least *understand* the visual appeal. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Given my wimpy muscles, I could probably do the trick and just as easily be outdone by a soap bubble. But the egg thing is still an impressive bit of science! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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