Birds and Flowers

Goose Eggs


Like traditional pysanky, goose egg versions of diasporan pysanky are not very common, either in collections or in books.  The goose egg is a much bigger “canvas” to work on, and requires more work and planning than an ordinary pysanka.

The “Vazon” pysanka (with birds) above was cobbled together from bits of two different diasporan pysanky in Elyjiw’s book, and was an Easter gift to my sister-in-law Laurie in 2014. The band was a variation of one I really liked, and I had written that particular pysanka in 2012.

A few months later we celebrated my cousin Kathy’s 25ht wedding anniversary; for that occasion I wrote a different pysanka, one based on a design by Tetyana Solotska (of the Pysanky Japan Facebook group). I like to think of it as my “Lovebirds” egg. I took a goose egg design she had created, and substituted gold for the yellow and orange, and added in a lot more green.


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