Friday, April 25, 2014

Pysanka



When Elizabeth told me to mark April 11 on my calendar for Pysanka eggs, Abigail and I googled images and began to get excited. When we arrived for the event Abigail dove right in. I was a bit more cautious, asking questions, observing, and sketching on my egg before applying any wax.



Black was the last color I needed to dip in, and because only the stripes on the bees and a tiny little opening on the beehive were to be this color, my eggs was almost entirely covered in wax. I was a nervous wreck that I had just spent three hours creating a mess rather than a masterpiece.



When I started to melt the wax and wipe it off revealing the design underneath, I became very excited. I think Elizabeth and Leigh Ann got a charge out of hearing me squeal with delight.






What a fun project! I could see myself becoming addicted to that tradition.

You can read more about the process here.


5 comments:

Rebecca said...

Gorgeous! I just discovered Pysanksi eggs via this link a few weeks ago: http://www.likemotherlikedaughter.org/2010/02/inspiration-for-easter-craft-early-or/

I had, of course, seen very intricately designed eggs before but had no idea of the process. Amazing!

And I really love yours!

jAne said...

what a beautiful and interesting process! and what patience!

Terri said...

That is so beautiful!!! Your egg turned out wonderfully for the first time, Tracy. Thanks for sharing the link.

Mrs.Rabe said...

Lovely!

I thought you might like to see this -http://www.likemotherlikedaughter.org/2010/02/inspiration-for-easter-craft-early-or/

Deanna

farmhousequilter8 said...

I'm behind on reading, love the egg.

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