Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday Egg: Protective Red Ram

Red Ram Traditional Pysanky with Wolves Teeth Motif
Red Ram on Black Background



I like the ram motif in traditional eggs. Spirals are traditionally seen as a protection symbol and the ram has it built right in!  This egg has a lot of protection motifs:  the "wolves teeth" that encircle the vertical eternity band as well as the tiny wolves teeth within the eternity band.  I have always like the color combination of red and white. It is so strong and jaunty and cheerful with no doubts about itself.




Red Ram Traditional Pysanky with Wolves Teeth Motif
Side view

Red Ram Traditional Pysanky with Wolves Teeth Motif
Top View

Red Ram Traditional Pysanky with Wolves Teeth Motif
Bottom View



Red Ram Traditional Pysanky with Wolves Teeth Motif
Penny for scale

I hope you have a lovely Friday.  The weather here is beautiful - sunny and in the 70's. I'm going to go have lunch with my husband and then come back and do a quick housecleaning for my daughter's birthday party tomorrow.  We are very happy that Scottyroo and Christini are coming to entertain the 22 cupcake-and-juice-fueled three-year-olds who will be running amok in our house tomorrow.

2 comments:

pam said...

I love that this design and the lovely turtle design from last Friday feature animals. Both of these are so beautiful. Oh and that peacock and poppy egg - LOVE the colors especially as well as the design.

My daughter, Diane, and I actually took a pysanka egg class a few years ago. We enjoyed it very, very much and still have the eggs - AND all the tools and dyes to make more - but no courage! I really had a time with the wax.

So - having had my hands in this artistic expression, I can especially appreciate your skill - and your imagination.

Katy David said...

Thanks so much, Pam! Try again soon - it is so much fun.