The Fine Art of Batik Eggs
Pysanky is an ancient folk art created on real egg shells. Many cultures have a form of wax resist art: they are best known as Ukrainian Easter Eggs. Pysanky is created by using a batik or wax-resist method of writing hot melted beeswax with a kistka and dipping the egg into a series of dye from lightest to darkest. Traditional symbols and colours all have meaning so your egg is a written message or blessing. The last stage of creating pysanky is to melt the applied wax off using a candle flame to expose the hidden beauty beneath.
When I was a small girl I saw a Canada Vignette on tv showing how these beautiful eggs were made and I was enthralled. I dabbled in this art form since I was young but I only started making pysanky full time when my husband decided to go back to school. I was a full time stay home mom with two very young children and pysanky allowed me to relax and create.
I love to create from what I see: nature is the best inspiration. I love seeing different patterns in different art forms and apply it to my art. You never know where your next inspiration will come from. I also teach those who want to learn and you can find out where I am teaching under the events tab.
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Canada Vignette: Easter Eggs