April 17, 2010

Eggs eggs, I love eggs!

I'm channelling Edith Massey for this blog post today, but in this case I'm not talking about the eating of eggs...I'm talking about paintings of them. These beautiful images came from a  blog called The Graphics Fairy; from the name it sounds like something I wouldn't visit in a million years, but the lady who runs it works at an antiques store and collects vintage graphics (long past their copyright) which she scans and uploads for people to use as they please. As luck would have it, she seems to find quite a lot of natural history illustrations which are my newest obsession. These images of eggs are presumably from old books on ornithology, which will be the subject of my next post. I think they're exquisite.

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