Since I have just moved half way down the east coast, I haven’t made too many new pysanky this Spring. I did have a chance, however, to enjoy a krashanka, which is a traditional Easter egg, hard-boiled, dyed one color. This differs a lot from pysanky, which are made on raw eggs and not eaten.
The First Church in JP craft fair was a lot of fun- here is a closeup of my pysanky eggs, pysanky snowflake ornaments on a wire sculpture which my Mother made, and my lamps.
Please join me at the First Church in Jamaica Plain for their 15th Annual Holiday Craft Fair! I will be in the sanctuary. Sat. Dec. 1 from 11-5pm.
I will also be at the UForge/Eliot Hall Holiday Fine Art and Craft Fair on Dec. 22 from 11-6pm.
Exciting news- I will be the featured artist at the Roslindale Public Library from Dec. 8 until the end of January, and will be giving a pysanky demo in January!
In Ukrainian folklore, the number 48, and any number in the forties, for that matter, is considered magical. This pysanka features 48 triangles, half with nets and half with flowers. My friend Emily called the other day and said she needed an egg in a couple of days. It was very exciting to have an urgent egg order. Emily is very happy with her egg.
Its that time of year again! I will be teaching the following beginners’ pysanky workshops:
Saturday, February 25 at Artstream Studios in Rochester, NH 1:30-4:30pm
Saturday, March 31 at Artstream Studios in Rochester, NH 1:30-4:30pm
Please contact me for more information about these workshops, or if you would like to schedule a workshop in your area, at your home, business, school or church- andrea [at] happyfunlamp dot com