It’s that time of year again. The new egg calendar is out and I think it’s the best one yet. I have a few eggs pictured too which is just a fun bonus. If you want to order one for yourself, here’s the link.
November 6, 2018 | Categories: art, egg art, pysanky, Uncategorized | Tags: calendar, Egg art, fun, Pysanky, Ukrainian eggs | Leave a comment
Enjoy a trip around the world with this multicultural event for kids and adults alike. Featuring art, music, dance, international foods and activities for children, this promises to be a fun-filled evening for all. I’ll have a booth with my pysanky, explaining and demonstrating what it takes to create them. Stop by and say hi!
Saturday, May 12, 2018 5-9 PM
Village Green Park
3141 Bridgeway Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
See the complete event flyer here.
April 18, 2018 | Categories: art, Ukrainian eggs | Tags: fun, kids, Pysanky, Ukrainian culture, Ukrainian eggs | Leave a comment
It’s here…the new calendar filled beautiful egg pictures and I am honored to report you will find photos of my work along with pysanky and batik-style eggs from all over the world. Click here to get the purchasing details and to preview each page.
September 28, 2017 | Categories: egg art, egg decorating, Ukrainian eggs | Tags: calendar, Egg art, Pysanky, Ukrainian eggs | Leave a comment
And go wild we did. A fast-paced week filled with all kinds of art. My class was the BEST, of course.
July 3, 2017 | Categories: art class, egg art | Tags: arts camp, eggs, fun, how to, kids, learn, Ukrainian eggs | Leave a comment
This just in…Two Ukrainian Egg Workshops on Saturday March 12, 2016
9:30 AM to 12 PM — Introductory Class
This basic class is for anyone who wants to take the first steps in making these colorful eggs. No previous experience or skill needed.
1 to 3:30 PM–Trypillian Egg Decorating
In this class we will use the same layering of wax and dyes as in the introductory class, but work on a very different style of Ukrainian egg.
To sign up contact Carmichael Recreation and Park District. For more details and to register, click here.
February 14, 2016 | Categories: art class, egg artist, pysanky, teaching, Ukrainian eggs, Uncategorized | Tags: Egg art, learn, teaching, Ukrainian eggs | Leave a comment
It’s never too soon to start planning for summer fun. And if you want fun, friendship and unhurried time to explore the art of pysanky then this retreat should go right to the top of your list. Beginner to expert skill levels are all welcome.
Pysanky USA Retreat 2016
July 12-16, 2016
A little unabashed advertising here…I will be teaching “Quilt-inspired Eggs” and “Egg Mosaics” classes at this retreat and there are lots of other great classes by a variety of very experienced teachers.
Here is the website for more info.
January 10, 2016 | Categories: art class, egg, egg art, egg decorating, pysanky, teaching, Ukrainian eggs | Tags: arts camp, community, Egg art, fun, how to, learn, Pysanky, Retreat, teaching, Ukrainian eggs | 2 Comments
The Northern California Eggstravaganza
March 5 and 6, 2016, at the Crown Plaza Northeast, 5321 Date Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95841.
This annual egg show and sale is coming quickly so mark your calendars now. I will be teaching two classes on Saturday, March 5, as well as selling pysanky eggs and egg jewelry in the showroom all weekend.
Click here for details on these classes.
December 10, 2015 | Categories: art class, egg art, egg decorating, pysanky, Ukrainian eggs | Tags: Egg art, Egg show, teaching, Ukrainian eggs | 2 Comments
This just in…the 2016 Incredible Egg Calendar is finished and it’s beautiful. So many wonderful artists around the world contributed photos. I’m honored to report a couple of mine made the cut.
Clicking on the above photo will take you to the calendar page at Lulu.com and once you are there click on the tiny word “Preview” directly underneath the cover photo to scroll through the month by month photos.
October 13, 2015 | Categories: egg art, fine art, pysanky, Ukrainian eggs | Tags: artist, calendar, community, Egg art, Pysanky, Ukrainian eggs | 3 Comments
Another God-breathed, fun-filled week at Arts Camp at Oak Hills Church in Folsom, California.
August 2, 2015 | Categories: art class, egg decorating, teaching, Ukrainian eggs | Tags: artist, arts camp, community, how to, kids, learn, Oak Hills Church, teaching, Ukrainian eggs | Leave a comment
I cannot begin to describe how excited I was when I found this catalog in my mailbox. It means finally I can officially announce that June 12-18, 2016 I will be teaching a pysanky class at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina.
The Folk School is like year-round summer camp for adults in a beautiful farm-like setting but is it so much more than that. They emphasize non-competitive learning in all kinds of different folk arts…from quilting to blacksmithing to cooking, writing, woodturning, and music to name just a few.
Years ago my sister and I attended an artisan bread-baking class there and we loved everything about that experience. I had always dreamed of going back, but going back to teach an egg class is a dream come true.
Got plans for next June? Come on down.
July 28, 2015 | Categories: art class, egg art, teaching, Ukrainian eggs | Tags: Egg art, Folk School, fun, learn, teaching, Ukrainian eggs | 2 Comments
Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 5 to 9 PM
Village Park, Rancho Cordova
Let the world come to you with lots of fun displays, performances and food from many different countries at this kid-friendly iFest 2015 . I’ll be there demonstrating how to create pysanky so be sure to stop by and say hi.
More details here.
May 6, 2015 | Categories: egg decorating, festival, Ukrainian eggs, Uncategorized | Tags: arts camp, Egg art, fun, how to, kids, Pysanky, Ukrainian eggs | Leave a comment
If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to create these eggs, now is the time to sign up for an introductory class through Carmichael Recreation and Park District . See this flyer for more details.
March 7, 2015 | Categories: art class, egg art, pysanky, Ukrainian eggs | Tags: Egg art, learn, Pysanky, teaching, Ukrainian eggs | Leave a comment
I’m going to summer camp again! This year’s Pysanky USA Retreat in Pennsylvania promises to be bigger and better than ever. I’ll be teaching a couple of classes and taking a few from other teachers but more importantly I’ll get to reconnect with “egging friends” from across the country. For five days the outside world falls away as I explore new ideas, learn new techniques, and catch up with others who share my love of pysanky. I can hardly wait!
Sound interesting? This event is a great place for all skill levels, from “I’ve never dyed an egg before” to “I’ve been creating these eggs for 30 years.” If you want to join the fun, here’s the link for more details.
January 25, 2015 | Categories: art class, egg decorating, teaching, Uncategorized | Tags: art, Egg art, fun, how to, Pysanky, teaching, Ukrainian eggs | 2 Comments
Doing what you love is a good thing…but doing it with a bunch of other people who also love it is an amazingly good thing. I spent last week in Pennsylvania with 60+ other pysanky artists at an egg retreat learning, teaching, connecting and laughing with friends old and new. To put it simply, I went to summer camp for adults…and I highly recommend it.
This is my third year attending the Pysanky USA Retreat. I took a few classes, taught a few classes and mostly hung out in the “play room” where we could work on our own projects as we talked and shared about egg art and life in general. The room population ebbed and flowed throughout the day as classes started which allowed me to meet new people with the luxury of unhurried time on our side. Free flowing ideas sparked new techniques, new color combinations, new dyes to try. Wow, my brain got full fast!
I came away from this week not only with a renewed enthusiasm for this art but with a sense of community and connectedness to my fellow pysanky artists across the country. And I’m already looking forward to next year!
August 29, 2014 | Categories: art class, egg art, egg artist, pysanky, teaching, Ukrainian eggs | Tags: artist, Christian life, community, Egg art, fun, learn, life, Pysanky, teaching, Ukrainian eggs | 2 Comments
Here’s a glimpse of our week at Oak Hills Church Arts Camp!
God blessed me with 12 wonderfully creative 5th and 6th grade girls, two loving shepherd helpers and a calm and cheerful assistant teacher this year. Together we learned about God and His love for us while we learned the art of pysanky and how to create these jeweled wonders. We also learned that occasionally eggs break but life goes on because you get to start over on a new egg.
All valuable life lessons in my book.
July 23, 2014 | Categories: art, art class, Christian life, egg art, teaching, Ukrainian eggs, Uncategorized | Tags: arts camp, community, Egg art, fun, how to, kids, learn, life, teaching, Ukrainian eggs | 2 Comments
Want to learn how to create these lovely eggs? Along with the Ukrainian Heritage Club of Northern California I am teaching an introductory and a “next step” class on Saturday, April 5, 2014.
La Sierra Community Center
5325 Engle Road
Carmichael, CA 95608
Introductory Class–9:30-11:45 AM
No experience necessary for this class.
Next Step Class–1-3:30 PM
If you’ve made these eggs before and want to learn a new technique, this is the class for you.
You can get more information and sign up through Carmichael Recreation and Park District or call 916 485-5322.
March 13, 2014 | Categories: egg art, egg decorating, pysanky, teaching, Ukrainian eggs, Uncategorized | Tags: classes, Egg art, La Sierra Community Center, process, Pysanky, teaching, Ukrainian eggs | 4 Comments
I know this is a bit late but I’m Miss February, for the third year running! Or at least one of my eggs is Miss February. Click here to see a preview of all the wonderful photos and find out how you can order a 2014 calendar for your very own.
Creating beauty on eggshells can be a time-consuming and lonely process but thanks to modern technology I am part of a worldwide egg art family. To me, this calendar is tangible proof that even though separated by miles, we are a community connected through our art.
March 13, 2014 | Categories: art, egg art, egg artist, egg decorating, Ukrainian eggs | Tags: calendar, community, Egg art, Pysanky, Ukrainian eggs | Leave a comment
Through February 5, 2014
Some of my eggs are on display Monday to Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM at Gallery 625 in the County Administration Building 625 Court Street, Woodland, CA 95776
December 26, 2013 | Categories: art, egg art, Ukrainian eggs, Uncategorized | Tags: art, Egg art, gallery, Ukrainian eggs | Leave a comment
Sunday September 8, 2013
Veterans Memorial Center Theater and Community Hall
203 East 14th Street
Davis, California 95616
Come see Ukrainian arts, crafts, dance, music, and food at the Ukrainian Festival celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Ukrainian Heritage Club of Northern California.
I will be there with a wide variety of my pysanky for sale so stop by and say hi!
Here is a link for more details.
August 31, 2013 | Categories: egg art, festival, Ukrainian eggs, Uncategorized | Tags: culture, Egg show, festival, Ukrainian, Ukrainian eggs | 2 Comments
There is nothing better than combining kids and God and art all at the same time. That’s what Arts Camp at Oak Hills Church does…and does very well I might add. Our Children’s Pastor, Colleen Gray and her amazing team turn our church campus and hundreds of volunteers into a smooth-running, exciting, enthusiastic machine where nearly three hundred kids get to experience God for a whole week through arts such as Dance, Theater, Music, Visual Arts, Creative Craftsmanship, and Culinary Arts.
The seven fifth/sixth grade girls in my pysanky class accomplished much more than any previous year’s class. Most of them finished four eggs and some more than that. I beamed as they proudly showed their parents the results of their focused work in class. And their excitement spilled over at home as parent after parent reported back to me how their child couldn’t stop talking about their eggs and how sad they were when Friday finally arrived.
It’s an exhausting week but well worth the effort. After a few days of restorative quiet here at home, I find myself wondering…is it too soon to start looking forward to Arts Camp next year?
June 27, 2013 | Categories: art, Christian life, pysanky, teaching, Ukrainian eggs | Tags: arts camp, fun, God, how to, kids, Pysanky, teaching, Ukrainian eggs | 1 Comment
Last year I had the privilege of seeing a photo of my eggs printed in a beautiful calendar featuring pysanky from artists across the globe. My son, Ryan, did an amazing job photographing a collection of my red eggs which was the featured photo for February.
This year I am thrilled to announce another photo of my eggs appears in a calendar…and once again it’s for February. Click on Incredible Eggs 2013 Calendar to get more information and preview all the pictures.
I guess now I really am “Miss February!”
December 18, 2012 | Categories: art, egg art, egg artist, egg decorating, Ukrainian eggs, Uncategorized | Tags: calendar, Egg art, Pysanky, Ukrainian eggs | Leave a comment
I got a package in the mail this week. I knew it was on its way but had nearly forgotten, so seeing it in the postal box and tearing it open brought a Christmas morning thrill. At last, the promised September 2012 issue from the Egg Artistry Guild of Australia. And on page 19 I found an article with my name and some photos of my eggs. I’m practically famous!
In case you’re wondering, here’s the path that led to this article. At the egg retreat in July I took a class on etching emu eggs and posted a photo of the finished egg to my pysanky chat group. The editor of the Australian Guild saw it, contacted the owner of Pysanky USA, the online store that sponsored the retreat, who called me to ask permission to pass on my information. A flurry of emails back and forth and voila, people in Australia are now reading my one page feature. Small world, huh?
September 27, 2012 | Categories: art, egg art, pysanky, Ukrainian eggs, Uncategorized | Tags: art, artist, community, Egg art, news, Pysanky, Ukrainian eggs | 3 Comments
Pysanky artists seem to be few and far between here on the West Coast. This art originated in the Eastern European area of Ukraine, Poland, Russia, Lithuania etc. and immigrants brought it to this country. Like my dad’s family, most of them settled on the East Coast or across Canada and not so many came to central California where I live now. As a result it is rare for me to meet others who share my love for creating this type of egg art.
Thankfully the internet has put other artists within my reach. Just over a year ago I joined an online pysanky chat group and began learning new techniques and tips from our discussions. I thought I knew a lot about creating these eggs already, but found a whole new world of fun to explore. These new-found friends willingly shared knowledge and sparked a renewed excitement in me and my work.
A couple of weeks ago I had the amazing opportunity to meet some of these people face to face at a pysanky retreat. Forty of us spent time hanging out together at a beautiful retreat center in Dalton, Pennsylvania. I walked into that place never having met anyone but immediately I felt like I was among “my people.” The names I knew became faces as we all spoke the same language and got excited about the same things. Together we took classes, admired each others’ work, freely shared ideas, and continued our own projects.
In short, I lived and breathed pysanky.
I think I just got a taste of heaven.
July 31, 2012 | Categories: art, artist, Christian life, egg, egg art, egg artist, egg decorating, pysanky, Ukrainian eggs | Tags: art, artist, Christian art, Christian life, community, egg, Egg art, eggs, learn, Pysanky, Ukrainian eggs | 10 Comments
In case you couldn’t tell, I love the color blue. For as long as I can remember, blue has brought me joy. In this colorful world, those calm and peaceful blues always capture my eye first. That’s why it has been such a pleasure to immerse myself in creating a batch of blue eggs these last few months. In order to stretch myself artistically, I chose a limited number of simple design elements yet combined them uniquely for each egg. What do you think?
July 2, 2012 | Categories: art, egg art, egg decorating, Ukrainian eggs, Uncategorized | Tags: art, artist, beauty, blue, color, Egg art, Pysanky, Ukrainian eggs | 5 Comments