Adventures in Pysanka Eggs

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Okay, so any true fan of the Ukraine art form know that these eggs are not Pysanka eggs, which are eggs decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs. But they are my own version of egg decoration using wax resistance techniques. It’s actually a family tradition of mine passed down from my grandmother. She was German however she grew up in a largely Ukrainian farming area around Edmonton, Alberta and absorbed part of their community. I have been decorating eggs since I was a baby, like most North Americans, however my family toke it too the next level. My grandmother has ostrich’s eggs painted and jewels eggs (she even had a few real Pysanka eggs I think) and we even had an Easter tree made from pussywillows decorated much like a Christmas tree except with egg ornaments and bunnies. Easter in my house was always my favourite holiday and I am still celebrating it this way, much to the amusement of all my friends. For years I’ve been having Easter parties at my house where my friends and I decorate eggs using traditional Pysanka materials and the packs you can get at the grocery store. I even started to hollow out my eggs so they could be kept forever. I really wanted to do a Do It Yourself craft project showing you how I make my eggs with my friends, however I didn’t realize Easter was this week until the week before and my life will be boxes the whole time this week. So maybe I will show you how to do it in the future for now I hope you enjoyed the photos and if I don’t get a chance to say it later, Happy Easter!

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