Tuesday, March 30, 2010

primary colours

I made Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter eggs) for the first time this weekend at home. I spent about 10 hours straight doing it. I tend to be obsessive about things like this, and it's so easy to get lost in such a meticulous process. I could have gone on forever, if not for the cramp in my hand and the black spot burned in my vision from staring at a candle flame for 10 hours. After all that time I finally feel like I'm kind of getting the hang of it, so I'm going to try some more this week if I can find the time. I'll post more pictures of my process/results soon, but for now here are some of the egg dyes as I prepared them. From top to bottom: gold, navy blue, scarlet. Look at the crazy metallic gold in the scarlet dye! It disappeared when it dissolved. I ordered all of my supplies (egg dyes, kistkas (the wax drawing tools), beeswax, egg blower thingy) from a great website called Baba's Beeswax from BC.

1 comment:

  1. That gold is amazing! I can't wait to see what you did, I bet it's incredible.