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The Incredible (Inedible) Egg

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EggArtbyAngela on Etsy

I was looking for something to post on Easter, and I came across the Ukranian art of Pysanky (A.K.A. Pysanka). Typically done on wooden or blown-out eggs, the art form uses a wax-resist technique, similar to that used to create batik patterns. The name Pysanky comes from the Ukranian word for write, because the traditional folk designs are written on the eggs with beeswax rather than painted on.

I really enjoyed these designs, and I hope you do, too. Have a happy Easter!

And if you’re feeling ambitious, Lorrie Popow has some good step-by-step tutorials in her YouTube channel.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

20 thoughts on “The Incredible (Inedible) Egg

  1. so beautiful! Have a nice Easter greets stef

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  2. Can you imagine a basket of these beauties? Incredible! Happy Easter!

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  4. Happy Easter…and don’t land on any of these beauties during the hunt.

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  5. I can’t even imagine the time it takes to do this properly. Beautiful. Carved eggs too.

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  6. All of them make me gasp – especially the big pic with flowers – red & blue, and daisies. OMG, so gorgeous!

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  7. While we had the vinegar and dye method, my Mom and here relatives, being Eastern European use to do these, and they are stunning! I have always wanted to try it. Happy Easter! ❤

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  8. Wow! The precision is just mind-boggling. I can’t even begin to imagine how to work with such dexterity in such a curved and fragile surface. My aunt used to do beadwork on blown eggs. I never had the patience required.

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  9. Many years ago, before kids and demanding jobs, a friend and I each made a single pysanky egg. Hours were spent painstakingly applying wax and dye. When it was all over the eggs were hideous globular covered ovoids. The wax stuck, the colors ran together or didn’t take at all. Thus I really appreciate these works of art. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. I go for the easy breezy methods of egg decorating, but I can appreciate works of art. Thanks for sharing.

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