When I was a young girl, I went through a phase of painting eggs. I don't know why I was drawn to that particular artistic expression but there you have it. I love the shape and surface of eggs and found that they were surprisingly strong and rescilient as a "surface" for pigment and ink.
Well speaking of decorated eggs, I stumbled on this amazing site yesterday, the international egg art guild, which features a plethora of egg art from around the world. Painted ones, drawn ones, beaded ones, decorated ones, bejeweled ones even carved eggs abound here. Like this beauty by lisa sensinger. The craftsmanship and skill it took to make this boggles my mind a bit. Enlarged it looks like a wonderful, layered sculpture or ceramic piece but then I remember, this is the size of, well, an egg! Amazing.