Good Friday everyone! It is a beautiful hot sunny day outside, quite a change from Tropical storm Hermine. It rained so much that the billboards ads peeled right off the billboards and littered the ground underneath in great colorful sheets.
I am going to be offering a workshop in October, so please mark your calendars!
Basic Pysanky Workshop
Saturday, October 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
This is a basic "how-to" class. We will make a simple design to
start with, so we can cover egg preparation, pencil marking and planning, using
the kistka, dye preparation and use, and how to get the wax off the egg so you
can see what you have done!
$60 per person plus $20 for materials, which consist of two blown eggs for you
to work on during class and a take-home kit that has everything you need to do
this at home - beeswax patty, kistka, six dyes, and simple design pages that
have traditional designs broken down with instructions.
Please let me know if you are interested in this class by e-mail. If you will need a kit, please sign up for the class by Monday, October 4th so that I have time to order kits.
Now, on to Friday Egg:
The Friday egg this week is a horizontal banded design. Haven't done one of these in a while because sometimes I feel like they can be boring. I think it is the mirrored repetition of design on top and bottom. Perhaps next time I can do different designs on each band and see whether that works better for me. I did one like that once that was almost like a carousel, with horses running around the top third. Put that one on my ever lengthening list of things to try. Every time I do an egg, it makes me think of two or three different things I want to try. Like a friendly and creative many-headed Hydra.