by Miriam Schulman, @schulmanArt
|Cat Art in an Easter Basket|
Although the basket has come to be regarded as a symbol of Easter, it is also a symbol of spring. The meaning or symbolism of the Easter basket extends far beyond a simple array of goodies and treats that fill a basket. Since spring is the traditional symbol for new life, rebirth and renewal, the basket has taken on the symbolism of spring as well.
|framing idea for Easter Art|
Easter eggs & baby chicks- Eggs and chicks symbolize new life. Eggs have been a symbol of spring since ancient times. An egg also is a symbol of the rock tomb out of which Christ emerged when he arose again. The chick, hatching out of the egg, symbolizes new life or re-birth.
|Original Lamb Paintings on Canvas|
Apart from being a traditional delicacy in the Easter dinner, Easter lamb is also a part of religious symbolism. It is a prominent Easter symbol in central and eastern European countries. Easter lamb represents Jesus and relates his death to that of the lamb, sacrificed on the first Passover. Lamb has been mentioned in the seventh-century holy book of the Benedictine Monastery. Christians traditionally refer to Jesus as “the Lamb of God”. The Easter lamb, draped with the flag of victory, may be seen in pictures and images in the homes of every central and eastern European family, during the holiday season.
|Bunny Art available as prints|
Rabbits are often used as a symbol of fertility or rebirth, and have long been associated with spring and Easter as the Easter Bunny. The species’ role as a prey animal also lends itself as a symbol of innocence, another Easter connotation. Additionally, rabbits are often used as symbols of playful sexuality, which also relates to the human perception of innocence, as well as its reputation as a prolific breeder.
• What symbolizes spring or Easter best for you?
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Oh I love the chicks… and the blue bunny!
Easter generally makes me think of pastel colored eggs… 🙂
Thank you for featuring my treasury! I just love Easter/Spring. I am energized by the promise of renewal. I enjoy all the flowers resurfacing after winter.
Great post and I love all of your paintings. Spring in Oregon means…lots of Green. It's beautiful and uplifting.
Wonderful post & blog!!!
I absolutely love the Spring!!!! You have wonderfuk taste!
Aw…I love the kitty in the basket and the sheep! Sweetness and pretty colors and details. Love the little curly cues on the sheep.
Have a great weekend!
I love springtime– always give me new hope– although this was a fairly easy winter, at least in the northeast
oh thank you so much– you have Sean Carmago to thank for this wonderful treasury!
Thanks Joanna! Me too! it;s great to know someone is looking at my art and likes it.
my mother's maiden name was Haber btw– but I think her father had i changed from something else
Your blog and artwork are beautiful! I would never have found your blog had you not included my Easter Gift Tags in your lovely treasury. Thank you so very much for including them! For me, this time of year is a time of renewal and new beginnings.
Thank you again,
You are wonderfully talented! Thanks again for featuring me in your lovely treasury!
Oh Miriam I'm so glad I've stumbled upon your blog, your art is so beautiful ! What a wonderful collection of Easter items among this treasury! For me Easter is all about family 🙂 Spending time with the ones you love!