Break An Egg
I love confetti eggs. I love their potential, the colorful exterior that quickly dyes my fingertips, the fragility and all the beauty inside waiting to be smashed open.
And then. I love the confetti colors, the tiny circles of pastels all piled on top of each other, the clean edges of the cracked egg shell, the chaos in the breeze.
I saw my first confetti egg a year ago, as I turned around from unlocking my bike in our back alley. Cracked open, color spilling onto the cement. Stunning.
And so, this week after purchasing 2 dozen fresh confetti eggs, I went searching for more.
What’s the history of the confetti egg?
Emma Bailey is an artist and associate film producer in San Francisco, where she works on documentaries and new media projects at Citizen Film. Since Valentine's Day 2008, Emma has variously delighted and dismayed friends and relatives with her holiday photo email series. Emma's 2013 Valentine launched the series into the KtBlog-o-Sphere.