Friday, April 9, 2010

Egg Freebies

All week I have been thinking about what kind of Freebies I wanted to do. This morning as I sat outside enjoying the rain cleaned air and the cooler temperatures I realized if I listened I could hear various birds feeding their young. Then I saw the mockingbird making yet another nest. I decided to share some of my egg prints with you. I am giving you various sizes and colorings. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do.

These are Guillemot eggs. I love the speckling and large size of these.

Some Cuckoo eggs. Who knew they would come in such different sizes and colors. Unfortunately, the Cuckoo is extinct in most of the United States. You can still find them in parts of the Southwest and Canada in North America. Unfortunately not in the South where I live. Everyone loved to collect its eggs and feathers.

Some of my favorite birds living here on the coast are the Egrets and Herons. They are very patient hunters. You can learn a lot from watching them.

These are Grebe eggs. They are water birds. I thought you might enjoy some of them.

Here are some smaller eggs. They are Wren, Nuthatch, etc... Every one needs some smaller eggs for their art work! I hope you enjoy these!

27 comments:

reasonably chubby said...

Thankyou Elizabeth! I love birds, nests, eggs...all things spring! :)

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Eggs have a magical, hopeful quality about them don't they! These prints are wonderful, tfs Elizabeth.
Knowing you are a nature lover I thought of you on our Bluebell walk yesterday.
Happy Weekend to you and yours!
oxo

Julie said...

Oh, such beautiful egg images, Elizabeth! Thank-you so much for sharing them with us!

Hope you're having a wonderful day!

DymphieM said...

what a wonderful collection, thanks for sharing!

Kathy-Catnip Studio said...

These egg prints are wonderful, and you are so wonderful for sharing them!

Ophelia said...

What an awesome freebie! I love these. I also love your atc "come fly with my" gorgeous!

Ophelia said...

Not sure of where my original comment went...but I think this is an awesome freebie! Your "come fly with me" atc is amazing as well.

Bea said...

Oh, these are beautiful. Thank you so much. I love the colors and the different shapes. :)Bea

Diane said...

Thank you, Elizabeth--so much!!

Terri Kahrs said...

Thank you for sharing your fabulous collection, Elizabeth; they're stunning! To be honest, I had no idea that the Cukoo is extinct. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Terri xoxo

BT said...

Hello there, Hopped over from Bea's place! I love these eggs. Is the cuckoo extinct in the USA? It's certainly alive and well in the UK and Ireland. It lays different coloured eggs to match the eggs of the bird whose nest it takes over. How clever is that?

Debby said...

Thanks Elizabeth, they are fabulous! Love using eggs in my art.
Debby

Shelly said...

These Egg graphics are fantastic! Love them!

IN Washington State the birds have been SO loud this year they sound like one of those "canned tapes"-it is a glorious riot!!!


Hugs,
Shell

Kiki Finlayson said...

Thank you for the wonderful egg prints! I shall enjoy them very much. However, the cuckoo exists still, at least in Europe. We had a pair in our wood near our house in Rheinland-Pfalz, and we treasured hearing their call. I don't know about cuckoos here in the US, however. Would love to hear that call again!

Jo Reimer said...

Thanks Elizabeth. I don't know how I'll use these eggs but it's given me the project of photographing my Easter eggs before I put them away.

Janet Ghio said...

Thank you for the eggs, Elizabeth. They are so pretty!

Heavens2Betsy said...

Thank you for these lovely egg freebies .... they are beautiful x

ofsageandsepia said...

Ohh, so lovely! thanks so much for sharing!

JeanFB said...

These are spectacular! So many colors and variations. Thanks so much for sharing these with everyone!

Shelly said...

Ackkkkkkkkk!!!

Elizabeth! I am blown away! I got your lovely box today filled with ALL the goodies and you made my DAY, WEEK, Month???

Thank you thank you thank you SO much! The "Studio Muse" you made me is to DIE FOR!!! The handmade journal and ALL and I mean ALL the wonderful papers, embellishments, die cuts, envelopes..........OMG what a wonderful gift!

After your email saying that you were putting something together for me, I thought, "that's nice." But Elizabeth, YOU truly truly put things together that I love, and I thank you SO much for that!!!You put a lot of heart and time and effort into making it special!

I try and make special things as well for blog recipients. And, I try and learn a bit about them before I create.

YOU my dear, epitomized that! Thanks again,,,,go check out my blog and see my post about your lovely gift!

Big Hugs,,,,,and thank you SO much!! It means a lot!!

Shell

Lori W said...

You are better than the Easter Bunny! Thanks. Lori from sketchbook

Halle said...

Thanks for the "egg-cellent" freebies!(sorry couldn't help myself) I grabbed a couple of the sheets for future use. :)

vintagesusie & wings said...

Love all of your 'EGGS'!!! Thanks so much for sharing. If I can't find the egg I need or want amidst these, then it just doesn't exist! lol
Smiles,
Susie

Steph said...

THANK YOU!! Elizabeth!! for the beautiful freebies!! much much appreciated!

Artyjen said...

Thanks for the beautful eggs but how sad :( that the cuckoo is extinct there! I love hearing one especially on a still and sunny afternoon when there is no other sound around.....magic!
xoxo

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I just found you...what a lovely way to pass the afternoon! Great inspiration. cherry

Linda said...

Hi Elizabeth- I just discovered your wonderful blog and have really enjoyed it! Thanks so much for these beautiful egg images- just love them...and the tip about the spice racks is one I will definitely use (how often have I passed these by?)! I'm looking forward to reading more!