Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Easter.

We’ve been pretty busy this weekend with our Easter celebrations. Hope your Easter was good too. I finally finished a few Pysanky, and will hopefully make some more before we put away all the supplies.

What I like to do is pencil out the basic design on the egg before I start working with the kistka (stylus).

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The first lines I draw with the kistka will be white.

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Heating up the kistka.

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When making pysanky, you dye the egg in a certain order – lightest colors to darkest. I’m starting with yellow.

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I didn’t take pictures of the rest of the dyeing (it already takes a lot of time to do), but eventually you get to the point where you remove all the wax and get to see your finished pysanky.

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Here’s Micah making his.

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Another one I made, before removing all the wax:

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And the finished product.

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It’s a lot of fun. I totally recommend giving it a try.

In other news, we made Paska (didn’t make it in a traditional cylinder shape, and didn’t put the sugary glaze, but it was still good.) And Micah made a delicious ham.

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We like Easter!!

3 comments:

Jess Hammond said...

Um..... Easter is sort of epic at your house. Those eggs are sort of really super duper sweet.

Lily said...

Uhh...ridiculously gorgeous eggs. Happy Easter!

And a very hippity hoppity happity birthday to Micah!

Tuly said...

Wow!those eggs are amazing!!