When I was in elementary school I had a teacher with Ukrainian heritage. Every year at Easter she would work with all of the students in the school (we had a one room school for kindergarten to grade three – the benefit of growing up in a really small town) to create pysanka – Ukrainian Easter eggs.
I’ve loved creating these eggs at Easter ever since. In the past I’ve taught my husband how to make them, but our creations had been on hiatus for a while as we didn’t have the space to store the plethora of dyes and supplies. When we moved into our current house we finally did have the storage space and so last year we started a new tradition with our friends for an annual pysanka making get together just before Easter.
Pysanka will last for an incredibly long time if you treat them with care and so the annual event allows everyone to slowly build their collections. This year I created two new eggs which I’m really happy with, especially with how well the colours pop. And I’ve already got some plans for next year.