The art and craft of pysanky

Pysanky Demo at Bella Fiore Florist

Saturday August 14 from 5 to 9 PM— Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the Second Saturday experience in Fair Oaks Village and be sure to stop by Bella Fiore Florist to see firsthand the painstaking work that goes into creating these eggs.

Personally, I really enjoy the opportunity to explain how I make pysanky (Ukrainian eggs).  Most people are unfamiliar with the wax-resist process and find it hard at first to envision the steps it takes, layering wax on the eggshell as it is dyed color after color.  The fun part for me at these demonstrations comes when that light bulb of understanding dawns and the onlookers grasp the whole concept.

Bella Fiore’s owners, Bill and Debbie, have transformed part of their shop into an art gallery where you can see some of my pysanky as well as works by other local artists.  Take some time on this Second Saturday to explore and enjoy this wonderful venue.

2 responses

  1. Hi Teresa!
    Love your eggs! Thanks for sharing.
    Happy Egging
    Renay

    September 16, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    • Wow, I looked at your egg photos on Flicker and they are beautiful. Love the colors and freeflowing design. You do great work!

      September 17, 2010 at 7:07 am

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