Thank You For Your Patience
I am such a procrastinator of the worst kind... I admit it........
On the other hand I am working on a new blog, I will be open for b...
5 years ago
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Someone asked to see some of the pysanky I have done in the past ,these are just a few, I usually give them away not to mention the many many that got broken too. One year I had them all hung by silk ribbons on a branch I had painted white for Easter,and of course as I walked by I couldn't resist straighting one or two well....... then some would just jump off the branch I tell ya..... sigh.... not to mention the many many my daughter just helped herself to because she liked them so much........sigh................. then my best heart breaking story I saved for last.....sigh....... I had about 60 eggs all finished and ready for shellac and I was kinda new at this art and I was still in the process of finding the right shellac for the eggs I bought a plastic spray thinking I had just the right one...........right!!! ..........wrong.....................sigh,..... as I was spraying I saw all of my 60 eggs just dissolving before my eyes ,why you might ask???
I will tell you why its because the special dyes we use for the eggs is water soluable I didn't know that at the time , I was still a nubee at pysanky.I have learned a lot since then some 20 years ago.
I learned this ancient art because of my husband who is Ukrainian on his Father's side of the family, and near our home was a Ukrainain Museum that offered the course on pysanky for children , my daughter then was about 10 at the time, so I took her and asked if I could sit in for the day, so that was the beginning of my love of pysanky.My MIL often said that my FIL 's mother would have loved me because I could write her special eggs.
The first picture you see of the family is my FIL's family he is the little baby boy sitting with his Mother, its thanks to them I owe my love of pysanky. I have been married 37 years I figure some of that Ukrainain has rubbed off on me !!