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Monday, July 21, 2008

A New Award and An Old Craft !!

Patty at Attic Clutter gave me an award!!!!!!
I am so tickled pink over it, made me blush and giggle all at once just like a little kid!!!
It was such a wonderful surprise!

The Rules for the Award are as follows

1. Please put the logo on your blog.
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3. Nominate 7 fellow bloggers for this award.
4. Add links to the recipients.
5. Leave a comment so the recipients know they have received an award.

I want all my wonderful friends to accept this award because all of you are wonderful caring individuals,I enjoy your blogs so much and cannot see my day complete without a visit.I say you all deserve this award ,and please accept it !!

________________________________________________________________This is my favourite craft, I love making Pysanky, these are done and are waiting several coats of varnish, I put 2 finished varnished ones on top so you could see the difference I dont know if you can tell them apart in this photo, but the varnish really makes them special , to me they have the look of stained glass windows.

I havent made eggs in over a year but I have full intentions of getting back into it, I love the touch of them, the smell of the wax as I work on them, I relax as I make these, my fingers and my brain work in unison to bring out the beauty in the eggs shape, when I hold a white egg and look at it,I imagine what pattern I will make on them, I stick mostly to traditional patterns and symbolism,my fingers ache to make them again, the only thing holding me back is making new dyes, my old ones are yukky now and have to be replaced and its not a small job replacing those dyes, I have more than 20 colors, and its messy to say the least.I just wanted to show you some that were not finished yet, not quite.

This is my canvas of choice, that smooth white shape that feels so good in your hand .Its an easy craft but you must be good with your hands very steady to get those fine lines.Anyone else out there interested in Pysanky??

When I do get back into it I will do a tutorial if anyone wants to see it done.I may even sell some if anyone is also interested in owning one.I could put any symbol on it you wished, one to bring you luck, make you pregnant, have a good harvest,make you well, get married, on and on you get the idea.The Ukrainians believed it was all in the symbols.Its an ancient craft dating far back in history,I am not Ukrainian but I married one and after 38 years, some of it rubbed off!!!


LauraJ said...

good golly those are some beautiful eggs! i'd give my eyeteeth to have one!

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Oh Di you are so fun loved the comments you left me(:) and the Pysanky's are beautiful..I will mail your gourds this week..yessery~!!
big hugs for now. Patty
P.S. I can't wait to see you painting again(:)so good for the soul~~

Kelli said...

Ooh..your eggs are beautiful! I would love to see how you make them!

Kim's Treasures said...

Your eggs are incredible! So beautiful!
Have a great day!

Alex said...

Congratulations on the award. It's a great feeling! :)

And those eggs are absolutely GORGEOUS!! (I can imagine those sitting in a dish on my coffee table!) Beautiful!

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Well you are certainly crafty i would say!! nice to hear from you. Thanks for stopping by my humble sometimes silly blog..but that is my life I guess!!
You know i think it is so awful that people have to get old. I am not liking it much myself.
I read about your mother. She was so very pretty!! I enjoyed seeing all of those pictures.

Brenda Kula said...

They are absolutely beautiful! I had my neighbor over here the other day. She doesn't get on the computer much. So I got her on mine and went back through your posts and showed her where you'd displayed some of these eggs. She was so impressed!

Linda said...

Your eggs are absolutely gorgeous!! I had to google Pysanky to see what it is all about. You use real eggs! I thought maybe they were wood. You certainly have a steady hand to be able to create such beautiful eggs.

Thanks for stopping by. I always enjoy meeting new bloggers.

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

WOW! Those eggs are bautiful! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me a nice comment. Please come back again. I plan to visit you again as well. I'm adding you to my list! :)

Anonymous said...

Great blog! Nice eggs!

PEA said...

Hello dear Diane:-)

First of all, congratulations on the well deserved award...isn't it so very exciting when someone gives one to you?!! hehe Thank you for passing it on to all of's greatly appreciated:-) Your Pysanky eggs are sooooo gorgeous, I can't even imagine trying to make them! Looking forward to a'll probably make it look so easy but I know I would find it hard to hold my hand that steady! lol xoxo

Michelle said...

thanks for your comment! those eggs are really beautiful; what creative work you did with them!

Mountain Mama said...

Congratulations on the pretty award. I have seen it on several other blogs today. It must be a very popular one.
Your eggs are incredible. You must have a very steady hand to do that sort of work.

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

HI Diane..(:)

Oh glad you love all those things too(:) and I am rooting for ya on the ''New DO''~!!!

~~ I know how fun it is to get -a makeover ..YESSERY ~!!
It just so much fun and reguvanating.. sp???close enough huh..

big hugs --mailed the big G's today..Patty

Alex said...

Good morning, I hope you have a great day. Thank you for your continued love and support.

PLEASE stop by my blog today for a special award I gave you. :)

CIELO said...

Such pretty eggs! and congrats on your blog award.... they're always so much fun!


Ragged Roses said...

They look beautiful, I really like them. Congrats on your awards.

Eve said...

There would not be an uncracked egg in the bunch if I took up this hobby. I love them. They are stunning. I did make handbuilt pottery eggs and painted them when I was firing my kiln. Not so delicate as these though.

Linda said...

These are so beautifu! I loved to learn how they are done.

Congrats on your award. Guess what? I have an award for you too. Please stop by. Hugs, Linda

Nola said...

Absolutely breathtaking! Your designs are beautiful. I have tried my hand at pysanky, and it is easy to learn, but difficult to master. Your lines are perfect, I can tell you have been doing it for some time. I love seeing old artforms still being practiced!

KJ said...

I have always admired these eggs. I would love to see a tutorial. Yes, I can see the difference in the top 2 eggs. I enjoy how coatings bring out the detail of art!

Oh happy day!

Tina Coruth said...

Congratulations on your award!! How wonderful!! I never heard of Pysankys. They are beautiful!!! Learning new things is one of the greatest parts of blogging. Thank you for sharing this with us. :-)

marilyn said...


Those eggs are absolutely beautiful. You brought back such wonderful memories, too. I had an aunt who was quite skilled at making these eggs, and I used to love to watch her do it when I was a young girl. She tried to teach me on a few occasions, but I just didn't have the talent. Over the years, the few eggs that she gave me have either been lost or broken, I'm sad to say. I especially loved seeing your photo. Thanks so much,

Cookie said...

what gorgeous eggs ... a beautiful offering, Diane!

I want to see more of these beauts ♥