Single Page Index

 
 

This is actually more of a detailed outline of my site than an actual index (i.e. it’s not alphabetized).  The site itself can be a bit confusing, so this might help you find your way around, especially if you are looking for something specific. I think that this is now the largest, most extensive pysanka site on the web.


(Main Index page here.)


You can link to any of my pysanka pages directly from the pages of the index, instead of clicking through various hierarchies of pages and links.  There are twelve main sections: 


       

1-4

5

6-9

10-11

12

13

14      

 

General information about pysanky and related Ukrainian traditions

Regional traditional Ukrainian pysanky: photos and information

Pysankarstvo (making pysanky)         

Collections: photos of pysanky (and other decorated eggs) I have collected

My pysanky: photos of modern pysanky I have made

Pysanka galleries: photos of my friends’ pysanky, some of which I have made

Annotated bibliography (sections only, not individual pages here)




1. Pysanka (main page)

        What’s New On the Site?

        NEWS from the World of Pysanky

        Search

        About

       Glossary

        Index

                Index 1-4: General Information

                Index 5: Regional Pysanky

                Index 6-9: Pysankarstvo

                Index 10-11: My Egg Collections

                Index 12: My Modern Pysanky

                Index 13: Pysanka Galleries

                Index 14: Books

        Single Page Index

        Types of decorated Ukrainian Easter eggs

             Krashanky

             Pysanky

             Krapanky

             Dryapanky

             Malyovanky

             Nakleyanky

             Lystovky

             Biserky

             Travlenky

             Linyvky 

        Pysanka Links

                 Social Networking Links

                 Instruction and Technique Links

  1. Pysanka Supplies Links

  2. Pysanka Books Links

  3. Symbolism Links

  4. Photo Links

  5. Ukrainian Links

  6. Museum Links

  7. Pysanky Around the World Links

  8. Slavic Easter Egg Links

  9. Miscellaneous Links

        Bibliography

        Miscellany/Pysankiana

                Coins

                Stamps

                Art

                Vytynanky

                Embroidery

                Sweets

                Big Pysanky

                Jewelry

                Kitchen

                Fashion

                Other

       Museum Exhibit 2013

                Exhibit Gallery

                    Volyn

                    Cherkasyregion

                    Northern regions

                    Lviv and Sokal regions

                    Lemko pysanky

                    Podillian pysanky

                    Hutsul pysanky from Kosmach

                    Hutsul pysanky

                    Bukovynian pysanky

                    Boyko pysanky

                    Kursk region, Sumy and the South

                    Kyiv region

                    Cherkasy region

                    Diasporan pysanky

                    Diasporan (including brown) pysanky

                    Large Diasporan pysanky



  1. 2.History, Traditions and Legends
           History
                    Ancient
                    Kyivan Rus
                    The Christian Era
                    Baturyn Pysanka
                    Literary References
                    Modern/Ethnographic
                    Soviet Era
                    Diaspora (North America)
                    Diaspora (Brazil)
                    Vegreville
                    Independence
           Legends
                    Pagan Legends
                    Christian Legends
                    Superstitions         
            Pysanka Traditions

                    Making Pysanky

                            When were pysanky written?

                            Who wrote pysanky?

                            What preparations were made prior to writing pysanky?

                            How were pysanky written?

                            How were pysanky finished?

                            Why were pysanky written?
                   
Sharing Pysanky
                   
Talismanic Uses

            Oleksa Voropay

                    Biographical Information

                            Biography

                            Bibliography

                            Article

                    Ethnographic Writings (Translations)

                            About pysanky

                            Pysanka legends

                            Folk beliefs and talismanic uses

                            A history of egg decoration and its origins



3.  Ukrainian Easter

        Ukrainian Easter customs and traditions

        Shevchenko

        Hnizdovsky       

        Easter Cards

               Vintage and Foreign Gallery

                        Vintage Ukrainian Easter Cards

                        Czech Easter Cards

                        Polish Easter cards

                Modern Ukrainian Easter Card Gallery

                        Easter traditions

                        More Easter traditions

                        Baskets and Flowers

                        Religious Cards

                        Pysanky

                        More Pysanky

                        Modern

       Pysanka Postcards

                Albums                          

                        Surma

                        Ukrainian Gift Shop, Part 1

                        Ukrainian Gift Shop, Part 2

                        Newer

                        Kolomyia

                Map Card



4.  Symbolism
       
Traditional Symbolism

                A History of Pysanka Symbols

                Geometric Symbols

                    Geometric Gallery

                        Sorokoklyn (40 triangles)

                        Rhombs and Triangles

                        Tripod

                        Spirals

                        Dots and Spots

                        Hearts

                Scevomorphic Symbols (man-made objects)

                    Scevomorphic Gallery

                        Ladders

                        Resheto

                        Baskets

                        Rakes and Combs

                        Windmills

                        Besahy

                Phytomorphic Symbols (plants)

                    Phytomorphic Gallery

                        Vazon and the Tree of Life

                        Trees

                        Leaves

                        Oak

                        Pussy Willow

                        Sosonka (Horsetail)

                        Flowers

                        Ruzha

                        Vinok

                        Wheat

                        Fruit   

                        Vegetables

                        Seeds

                Zoomorphic Symbols (animals)

                    Zoomorphic Gallery

                        Deer/Stag

                        Horses

                        Rams

                        Birds

                        Poultry

                        Fish

                        Insects

                        Reptiles

                        Frogs

                Pagan Religious Symbols

                    Pagan Gallery

                        Berehynia/Goddess

                        Zmiya/Serpent

                Christian Religious Symbols

                    Christian Gallery

                        Churches

                        Crosses

                Cosmomorphic Symbols (stars, sun and moon)

                    Cosmomorphic Gallery

                        Sun

                        Stars

                        Moon

                Meanders

                    Meander Gallery

                        Serpiginous lines

                        Waves

                        Zig-Zag

                The Symbolism of Color       

        Paganism (the gods of pre-christian Ukraine)

        Brody Pysanka

                Elements of the Design

                        Alphabet (Letters)

                                Alphabet (Letters/table)

                                Alphabet (Letters/list)

                                Words: Creating motifs from letters

                        Numbers

                        Temporal Symbols

                                Days of the Week       

                                Months and Seasons

                                Phases of the Moon

                                Zodiac signs

                Encoding the Pysanka

                        Encoding the Date

                        Encoding the Message

        Trypillian Symbols

                Symbols Gallery

           


5 . Traditional Pysanky (Traditional patterns which I have found and recreated)


        Traditional Pysanky

                About

                Special Cases

                Regions

                My Sources

                Downloads


        Traditional Patterns          

                Pysanka Stamps

                Binyashevsky Plates

                        Western Podillya

                        Western Podillya, Kharkiv and Zaporizhia

                        Kyiv region

                        Poltava and Chernihiv regions

                        Kherson and Kuban regions

                        Odesa and Bukovyna regions

                        Eastern Polissya and Volyn

                        Volyn and Eastern Podillya

                        Lemko, Boyko and Sloboda regions

                        Pokuttya, Kholm

                        Halychyna, Zakarpattya

                        Pryashiv, Perremyshl and Pidlyashya

                        Hutsul region (1)

                        Hutsul region (2)

              Binyashevsky Book

                        Dust Jacket

                        Endpapers

                        Contents

                       Plates

                                Kyiv region  

                                Poltava region    

                                Chernihiv region

                                Eastern Polissya

                                Western Polissya  

                                Volyn    

                                Eastern Podillya

                                Western Podillya

                                Kharkiv region  

                                Kherson region    

                                Odesa region

                                Zaporizhya

                                South Bukovyna  

                                North Bukovyna    

                                Central Halychyna

                                Zakarpattya

                                Pokuttya  

                                Hutsul region    

                                Lemko region

                                Boyko region

                                Pryashiv region  

                                Peremyshl region    

                                Pidlyasha

                                Kholm region

                                Voronizh region  

                                Kursk region    

                                Kuban

              Binyashevsky: Lost Pysanky

                        Gallery

                                Hutsul

                                Volyn

                                Bukovyna

                                Pokuttia

                                Podillia

                                Kyiv Region

                                Polissia

                                Other

       

      Traditional Pattern Sheets          

                Patterns Home

                        Bukovyna

                        Chernihiv region

                        Halychyna

                        Hutsul

                        Kharkiv region

                        Kherson region

                        Kholm region

                        Kuban

                        Kursk region

                        Odesa region

                        Pidlyashya

                        Podillya

                        Pokuttya

                        Polissya

                        Poltava

                        Volyn

                        Zaporizhya

      

        Two distinct traditional pysanka types

                Drop-Pull Pysanky

                        Drop-Pull photos

                Sorokoklyn or “40 Triangles” Pysanky

                        Sorokoklyn Galleries

                                Modern sorokoklyn

                                Traditional sorokoklyn

                                Diasporan sorokoklyn 

                                Sorokoklyn: Color variations 

                                Brown egg sorokoklyn

                                Goose egg sorokoklyn


        Ukrainian Language

                Ukrainian Alphabet

                Vowels

                Consonants

                Soft Consonants, Apostrophes and the Soft Sign:

                Transliteration

          

       Regional Ukrainian Pysanky

                    General Outline

                  

        Regional Pysanky              

                Western Ukraine                      

                       Volyn’/Волинь

                            Culture and Ethnography

                            Maps and History  

                            About Volynian Pysanky

                            Symbolism (Odarka Onyshchuk)

                            Pysanka Galleries

                                Erast Binyashevsky

                                Odarka Onyshchuk

                                Sofiyka Zielyk                                  

                                Zenon Elyjiw

                            “Volynian Pysanka”

                            Vira Manko

                            Other 

                Carpathian Ukraine

                    Bukovyna Home

                            About

                            Ethnography

                            Chernivtsi oblast

                            Pysanky

                            Kitsman (Кіцьман) raion

                                    Mamayivtsi (Мамївці)

                            Putyla (Путила) raion

                                    Putyla (Путила)

                                    Roztoky (Розтоки)

                            Roztoky (Розтоки)

                                    Equatorial division

                                    Meridian division

                                    Eight division

                                    Diagonal division

                                    Double Diagonal division

                                    Barylka

                                    Lateral division

                                    Lateral Band

                                    Lateral Cross

                                    Lateral Star

                                    Double Band

                                    Triangles

                                    Other

                                    Churches

                            Strozhynets (Сторожинець) raion

                            Podnistrovya (Подністров’я) region

                       Lemko Home

                            Lemkivshchyna / Лемківщина

                                Лемки / The Lemko People

                                Lemko Pysanky

                            Pryashiv / Пряшів (in Slovakia)

                                Pryashiv Pysanky

                       Pokuttia Home

                           Geography

                           Ethnography

                            Pysanky

                            Pysanka Index

                           Binyashevsky

                                Book

                                Folio

                                World

                                Lost Pysanky

                           Sniatyn region

                                Han’kivtsi (Ганьківці)

                                Illintsi (Іллінці)

                                Illintsi pysanky at Zabolotiv market

                                Krasnostavtsi (Красноставці)

                                Zadubrivtsi (Задубрівці)

                                Zaluchia (Залуччя)

                                Zavallia (Завалля)

                                Zibranivka (Зібранівка)

                            Horodenka region

                                Horodenkivshchyna (Городенківщина)

                                Дубки (Dubky)

                                Kopachyntsi (Копачинці)

                                Kunysivtsi (Кунисівці)

                                Toporivtsi (Топорівці)

                “Greater Ukraine”

                       Middle Dnipro/ Подніпровшина

                            Cherkasy/ Черкащина

                                  


6. Pysankarstvo (the art of pysanka-writing)

Making Pysanky: The Basics

You can read about the basics here.  It is probably the best place for beginners to start.  What will you find?

            Supplies (what you need to get started and then some)

            Basic instructions (which have gotten a bit too detailed) are now split into two pages

                        Page 1

                        Page 2

            Step-by-step photos of the making of a pysanka

            “Green” Pysanky, or how to decrease your impact on the environment


Downloads

I used to have my downloads on one page, but there are just so many now that I’ve moved them to their own section, with a series of pages. There are handouts, pattern sheets and informational pamphlets.

            General information about pysanky

            Children’s hand-outs

            Ukrainian-language materials

            Pattern sheets

            Traditional Pysanka pattern sheets

            Screensavers

          

Chemistry

I was thinking of calling this the “Science of Pysankarstvo” section, but, looking over the material, realized that it really is mostly chemistry. That, and I was once a chemist (and have the diploma to prove it).  I am curious about why things do what they do, and like figuring out the science behind phenomena.  These pages are my attempts to do so.  This section is still a work in progress, only few pages have been fully written and uploaded.

            Dyes

            Aniline Dyes

            Beeswax

            Candle Flames

            Bleaching

            Etching

            Alum

            Vinegar

            Setting Powder



Supplies

This section is still in progress, but a few page have been written.  I have an annotated list of basic supplies, as well a list of  “additional” supplies that are useful in the making of pysanky (aka “luxuries”).  I will add pages about those pysanka supplies and equipment that could use more elaboration, like styluses, dyes and eggs, and discuss the equipment needed for drop-pull pysanky.

            GENERAL

                    Basic Supplies

                    Additional Supplies

            SPECIFIC

                    EGGS

                    STYLUSES

                        Anatomy of a Stylus

                                The Parts of a Stylus    

                                The Reservoir and Tip (Non-electric)

                                The Reservoir and Tip (Electric)

                                The Connecting Wire

                                The Handle

                        Traditional Styluses   

                                Wooden   

                                Plastic   

                        Other Styluses   

                                Drop-Pull Styluses

                                Calligraphic Pens

                        Electric Styluses   

                                Wax Arts:    

                                Larry’s:                 

                                EggCessories

                                Luba’s (UGS)

                    CANDLES 

                            About Candles

                            Types of Candles

                            Liquid Candles

                            Candle Holders  

                            Candle Safety  

                    BEESWAX

                    DYES

                       Types of Dyes

                                Natural Dyes

                                        Dyestuffs

                                        Botanical

                                        Insect

                                        Horodetsky

                                Chemical

                                        Crepe Paper Dyes

                                        Aniline (Acid) Dyes

                                                Suppliers

                                                History and Chemistry

                                                Commercially Available Pysanka Dyes

                                                        Surma Dyes

                                                        UGS Dyes

                                                        EggCessories Dyes

                                                        Pysanky Showcase Dyes

                                                        Wax Art Supply Dyes

                                                        Ukrainian Pysanka Dyes

                                                Fabric (Acid) Dyes

                                                        Jacquard Acid Dyes

                                                        Dharma Acid Dyes

                                                        Cushing Dyes

                                                        Ukrainian Wool Dyes

                       Working With Dyes                         

                                Creating New Dyes

                                        Creating Pastel Dyes

                                        Creating Custom Colors (Color Theory)

                                        Recipes

                                                Tym’s Spot Dye Recipes

                                                My Dye Recipes

                                                EP Dye Recipes

                                                Layering Recipes

                                Preparing Natural Dyes

                                        General Principles

                                        Indigo

                                        Cochineal

                                        Madder

                                        Brazilwood

                                        Henna

                                        Onion Skins

                        Dye Color Ranges

                                Yellow

                                Orange

                                Red

                                Pink

                                Blue

                                Green

                                Purple

                                Brown

                                Black

                    VARNISHES

                        About

                        Natural

                        Varnishes


       

Creating a Pysanka

This is a large section, and is basically “Advanced Pysankarstvo.”  I have taken the step-by step instructions from “The Basic Steps” and expanded them, expounding at length on the minutiae of the process.  I not only discuss the way that I make pysanky, but add information that has been passed on to me by other pysanka makers.   It is advanced not in the sense of being difficult, but more detailed.

There are many subsections with  lots of pages; only those that are underlined have been written and posted on-line.  The others will be filed in as I get to them.

            Preparations

                    Gather Supplies

                    Prepare a Work Space

                    Work Surface              

                    Selecting and Preparing Eggs

                    Handling Eggs

                    Selecting a Design

                    Fire Safety                 

            Applying the Design in Pencil

                    Choosing and Using Pencils

                    Choosing and Using Erasers

                    Finding the Top and Bottom of an Egg

                    Drawing Simple Divisions

                    Using a Craft Lathe

                    Using Templates

                    Using a Measuring Tape

                    Removing Pencil Lines

            Applying the Design in Wax

                    Before Applying the Wax

                    Selecting a Stylus

                    Using a Traditional Stylus

                    Using an Electric Stylus

                    Clearing a Clogged Tip

                    Tips and Techniques of Wax Application

                    Drop-Pull Pysanky

                    Krapanky

                    Brown Egg Pysanky

                    Removing the Wax

            Dyeing Pysanky

                    The Dyeing Table

                    The Vinegar Rinse

                    Dyeing a Pysanka

                    Natural Dyes

                    Dyeing Brown Eggs

                    Dye and Color Sequences

                    The Rules of Dyeing

                    Pastel Dyes

                    Dye Removal

                    The Water Rinse

                    Bleached Pysanky

                    The Orange Rinse

                    Problems and Their Solutions

            Wax Removal

                    Heat Removal

                        Oven

                        Candle

                        Oil Lamp

                        Alcohol Lamp

                        Halogen Lamp

                        Microwave Oven

                        Toaster Oven

                        Hair Dryer

                        Heat Gun

                        Hot Oil

                    Adjuncts

                   Chemical Dissolution

                        Solvents

                        Safety

                        Techniques

                    Finishing Up

                        Residual Wax

                        Soot

          Finishing Up a Pysanka

                 Touching Up

                        Touching Up

                    Varnishing

                        “Natural” Finishes

                        About varnishes

                        Varnishing your pysanka

                        Drying Racks for your pysanka

                    Emptying

                        Emptying out your pysanka

                        Making your own “turbo” Blas-Fix

                        Rinsing out your pysanka

                        Draining your pysanka

                    Preservation

                        Preservation methods

            Troubleshooting and Repairs

                    Common Problems                   

                    Repairing a Cracked Egg

                    Touching Up

            Storing and Displaying Pysanky

                    How to Store  Pysanky

                    How to Display Pysanky

           


Designing and Writing Pysanky

This is a newer section about how to design pysanky, i.e. how to actually create the divisions and motifs found on traditional and diasporan pysanky.  It is divided into two main areas: standard divisions (and how to draw them) and motifs (and how to draw them).  

           

            Traditional Pysanka Divisions

                    The Standard Divisions

                    An Atlas of Pysanka Divisions

                            Asymmetric Division

                            Lateral Division

                            Meridian Division

                            Equatorial Division

                            Barrel Division

                            Globe Division

                            Lattice Division

                            Cross Division

                            Eight Division

                            Star Division

                            Triangle Division

                            Sorokoklyn Division

                            Sorokoklyn Plus Division

                            Diagonal Division

                            12 Diamond Division

                            Saddlebags Division

                            “Eye of the Needle” Division

                            Spiral Division

                   

            Traditional Pysanka Motifs

                    How to Draw a Star

                            “Square” Stars

                            “Circle” Stars



7. Pysanka Classes (my students and their pysanky)
  
Poem

        With family and friends in Troy (MI)

                Making pysanky               

                        2005

                        2006

                        2007

                        2008

                Pysanka photos

                        1996-2004

                        2005

                        2006 Petrusha

                        2006 DeMarois

                        2006 Rollinger

                        2007 Petrusha

                        2007 DeMarois                    

        At St. Mary’s Church (Southfield, MI)

                Making pysanky               

                        2005

                        2006

                        2007

                        2008

                        2009

                        2010

                Pysanka photos

                        2007 

                        2008

                        2009   

                        2010




8. Teaching Pysankarstvo

      Preparations:

                Supplies

                Dyes

                Eggs

                Classroom

                Work space

                Dye table

                Safety

        The Class:

                Didactic

                Multimedia

                Demonstration

                Pattern sheets

                Pencil lines

                Wax lines

                Dyeing

                Wax removal

                Finishing

                Packaging

        



9. Pysanky Around the World (Pysanky made by my friends)

       Australia

                Bridgetown 2004

                Fremantle 2010

        India (LCECU, Vellore, TN)

                2005 Pysanka Session

                2006 Pysanka Sessions

                        Session 1

                        Session 1 eggs

                        Session 2

                        Session 3 (Sara’s session)

        Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

        New Zealand



10. Ukrainian Pysanky (made in Ukraine by Ukrainian artists)

       Traditional Ukrainian Pysanky

                Traditional Style Pysanky

                Hutsul Pysanky                    

                Reconstructed Pysanky            

        Nontraditional Ukrainian Pysanky

                Hutsul Style Pysanky

                Etched pysanky

                Trypillian Pysanky

                Artist’s Originals (Авторська Робота)

                        Village Life and Folk Tales

                        Artistic Expression

                        Ukrainian Traditions

                Icon pysanky



11. Variations on the Pysanka (decorated eggs)

       Ukrainian

            Malyovanky (Painted)

            Dryapanky (Scratch-Carve)

            Nakleyanky (Glued-on decorations)      

            Beaded Pysanky

                    Gallery

                        Traditional Beaded

                        Woven Beadwork

                        Modern Beadwork

                        Bead Applique

                        Religious

           Wooden Pysanky

                    Gallery

                        Traditional Painted Wooden Eggs

                        Hutsul Painted Wooden Eggs

                        Hutsul Wooden Eggs

                        White Wooden Eggs

                        Petrykivka Eggs

                        Modern Painted Wooden Eggs

                        Intricately Painted Wooden Eggs

                        Black Lacquer Eggs

                        Wooden “Nakleyanky”

                        Carved Wooden Eggs

                        Inlaid Wooden Eggs

            Ceramic Pysanky          

            String and Bead Egg

            Wax and Bead Egg


        Non-Ukrainian

            Glass Eggs

            Ceramic

            Metal

            Stone

            Lacquer

            Wooden



12. My Pysanky

    Annual Collections: Each year I add the new patterns I have created for Easter of that year. These

    may be copies or variations on other people’s pysanky, or may be my own patterns. I’ve created albums

    of each year’s pysanky, and placed them in this Gallery:

                Pre-2004

                2004

                2005

                2006

                2007

                2008

                2009

                2010

                2011


    Posters:  Each year I send out a poster of that year’s pysanky as a spring greeting.  They’re nice to

    look at, and make great wallpaper for your computer desktop.  They’re really just group photos of

    my eggs.

                2000

                2003

                2004

                2005

                2006

                2007

                2008

                2009

    I also have a few themed posters, in various shapes and sizes. 

                Traditional

                Brown Eggs

                Snowflakes


   Baskets and Bowls: Some of these photos were purposeful, and others were taken in the course of

    photographing my pysanky in order to keep track of them.


    My Old Pysanky: Pysanky with traditional and modern patterns that I made over the years. These

    pysanky are the survivors that didn't leak or explode.


    Modern Pysanky:  These are pysanky which are done in the traditional manner, and use some

    traditional motifs, but may use modern colors and have some nontraditional design elements.

           

            Different techniques and styles:

                    Trypillian Pysanky

                    Brown Egg Pysanky

                            Techniques

                            Brown Egg Variations

                            Gallery  

                                    Brown and Red Eggs

                                    Diamond Pysanky

                                    Barrel Pysanky

                                    40 Triangles

                                    Stars

                                    Other Patterns            

                    Bleached Pysanky

                    Faux Sgraffito

                            About

                            Iryna Vakh

                            Techniques

                            Floral motifs

                            Autumnal eggs

                            Gallery

                             Early experiments

                             Sokal florals

                             Autumnal designs

                   Goose Egg Pysanky

                            About

                            Gallery

                                    Early Goose Egg Pysanky

                                    Horodetsky “Crazy Quilt” Pysanky

                                    Diasporan Goose Egg Pysanky

                                    Frog Goose Egg Pysanky

                                    Sorokoklyn Goose Egg Pysanky

                                    Sokal Floral Goose Egg Pysanky

                                    Faux Sgraffito Floral Goose Egg Pysanky

                                    Hutsul Goose Egg Pysanky

                                    Autumn Leaves Goose Egg Pysanky

                                    Sunflower Goose Egg Pysanky

                                    Snowflake Goose Egg Pysanky

                

            Different motifs and designs:

                        My Modern Pysanky

                            Geometric

                            Scevomorphic

                            Phytomorphic

                                    Vazon Motifs

                                    Tree and Leaf motifs

                                    Pussy Willow motifs

                                    Wheat motifs

                                    Vegetable motifs

                                    Fruit motifs

                                    Simple Flower motifs

                                    Fancy Flower motifs

                                    Sunflower motifs

                                    Poppy motifs               

                                    Floral variations

                                    Vinok motifs

                                   Sokal floral motifs

                            Zoomorphic     

                                    Fish motifs

                                    Bird motifs

                                    Insect motifs

                                    Snake motifs

                                    Mammal motifs

                            Religious

                                    Berehynia motifs

                                    Cross motifs

                                    Eye of God motifs

                                    Church motifs

                            Cosmomorphic

                                    Sun and Moon motifs

                                    Swastika motifs

                                    Star motifs

                           Eternity Bands

                                    Complex

                                    Line/RIbbon

                                    Waves


  Nontraditional Pysanky: These are eggs made using the traditional wax resist method, but with

    either non-traditional designs/motifs or non-traditional eggs. 


           Non-traditional Eggs or Techniques

                    Cockatiel Eggs

                    Faux Sgraffito


            Non-traditional Designs/Motifs

                    Unusual Themes

                            Penguin Eggs

                            Frog Eggs

                    Holiday Designs                          

                            “Easter” Eggs

                            Maple Leaves

                            Autumn Leaves

                            Pumpkin Eggs

                                    Step by Step

                                            Pencil Lines

                                            Waxing in the White Lines

                                            Cleaning Off the Pencil Lines

                                            Waxing in the Yellow Lines

                                            Waxing in the Green Lines

                                            Orange Dye and Finishing

                                    Pumpkin Egg Gallery

                                            2005

                                            2010

                            Halloween Eggs

                            Christmas Eggs                      

                            Snowflake Eggs

                                    Snowflakes

                                    Techniques

                                            Pencil Lines 

                                            Wax Lines 

                                            Dyeing 

                                            Dyeing Problems

                                            Wax Removal 

                                            Finishing

                                    Gallery

                                            Paper-cut Snowflakes

                                                    Paper-cut Snowflakes

                                            Etched Snowflakes

                                                    Etched Snowflakes

                                            Annual collections

                                                    2011 Snowflakes

                                                    2010 Snowflakes

                                                    2009 Snowflakes

                                                    2008 Snowflakes     

                                                    Unfinished Snowflakes

                                            Goose Eggs

                                                    Goose Egg Snowflakes                                           

                                            Small white eggs

                                                    Gold and Orange Snowflakes

                                                    Red Snowflakes

                                                    Pink Snowflakes

                                                    Purple Snowflakes

                                                    Green Snowflakes

                                                    Sky Blue Snowflakes

                                                    Shades of Blue Snowflakes

                                                    Denim Snowflakes

                                            Other eggs and techniques

                                                    Multi-Color Snowflakes

                                                    Large Egg Snowflakes

                                                    Brown Egg Snowflakes

                                                    Red and Brown Snowflakes

                                                    Drop-Pull Snowflakes

                       

        


13. Pysanka Galleries 

        

           North American Galleries

                    Baba’s Galleries (my mother’s vast collection)

                        Traditional

                        Trypillian

                        Goose Eggs

                        Gifts

                        Geometric

                        Floral

                        Zoomorphic

                Laurie (my sister-in-law)

                        Gallery 1

                        Gallery 2

                Mary Baron (Laurium, MI)

                        Gallery 1

                        Gallery 2 

                        Gallery 3

                Wisconsin (Mrs. Berez of Granton)     

          

        Student Galleries           

                Kids (Petrushas, their cousins and friends)

                        1996 to 2004

                        2005

                        2006

                            2006 Petrushas

                            2006 DeMarois

                            2006 Rollingers

                        2007

                            2007 Petrushas

                            2007 DeMarois

                            2007 Christmas

                        2008

                        2009

                        2010

                            2010 Petrushas

                            2010 DeMarois

                            2010 Rollingers

                            2010 Matthew and Roman

                            2010 Maddy

            Friends (my adult friends)

            Pokrova (Ukrainian School)

                        2007 

                        2008

                        2009   

            Tabir (Summer Camp)

                        2006

                        2009     

                        2010

           

        Ukrainian Galleries

                 Daryna:  Lviv, Ukraine    

                 Maryna  Kyiv, Ukraine

                 Ivan Balan  Chernivtsi, Ukraine

                        Malyovanky

                        Beaded

                        Avtorski Pysanky

                        Churches

                        Souvenirs

                 Natalia Sokil  Chervonohrad, Ukraine




  1. 14. Books (an annotated bibliography)

               

    Pysanka:    Books written in English (and other non-Slavic languages)on the subject of pysanky and other forms of egg decoration.

                   

    Писанка:   Books written in Ukrainian on the subject of pysanky and pysankarstvo (pysanka-making) and collections of loose pattern sheets and cards.


    UGS:   Books and other informational material from the Ukrainian Gift Shop (Minneapolis, MN) about pysanky and pysankarstvo


    Articles:   Articles in the Ukrainian and English magazines and newspapers about pysanky and pysankarstvo.  When available, links will be provided to on-line versions. (In progress)


    Multimedia:   DVDs, videotapes and other materials about pysanky and pysankarstvo.  (In progress)

                   

    Children:   Books about pysanky and egg decoration meant for children and their teachers               


    Slavic Egg Decoration:   Books from other Slavic nations about egg decoration.  May or may not be in English.

                   

    Ukrainian Customs, Folk Traditions and Mythology:   Books which explore folk tradition and its pre-christian roots. 


    Ukrainian Ethnography:   Books written primarily in Ukrainian about the ethnographic division, traditions, costumes and crafts of Ukraine.  (in progress)

                   

    Ukrainian History:   Books I have used as sources for all eras of Ukrainian history, from Paleolithic to modern.  Includes books about the Trypillian culture.



       




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