I'm busily getting ready for the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar, which starts next Wednesday. I have to be ready to load in by Monday, so I have only three days left to get everything sorted both for the booth.
So the Friday Egg today is short on words and long on pictures, but I think that's what you like anyway, right?
This poppy egg was started on a white goose egg and went through the traditional steps of light to dark. I really like the orange tips on the petals and scarlet inner petals. One mistake that turned out interesting was the black spots on the petals - that was me being in a hurry and not covering all the areas with wax so that the final dye bath of black got on those parts of the flower. I think it adds some interest and texture, so will have to figure out a way to incorporate that idea in future eggs.
The poppy is a popular motif in traditional pysanky. It is the national flower of the Ukraine. I personally enjoy it because it is fun to draw. The flowers has a definite structure, but within that structure I can make a lot of different choices. The petals can be ruffled or straight-edged. I can do one solid color or choose different colors like in this egg. I can do a straight-on view of a flat poppy or a side view. I also like playing with buds and seed pods.
Hope you enjoy it!
I will be taking the rest of the year off unless I get a wild hair and post another egg. Most likely I will be too busy with the Armadillo to get back to this until the new year