It has been a busy Holy Week and we celebrate Easter this weekend with our family and friends. I took the Easter basket of special foods to church today to be blessed and our family will be sharing it for our breakfast.
In addition to the traditional foods, I included eight of my newly written pysanky. Why so many? Well, I like to give away my pysanky and I will not give them to anyone until I have taken them to church to be blessed.
For many years now, I have been trying to improve my pysanky writing skills. As I mentioned in a previous post, I started writing pysanky with my mom at the age of two. I was asked last week if I have made the pysanky every year. To this I had to say no. Like many of you I started out learning the Ukrainian traditions at home when young. But as a teenager, it really wasn’t so cool to “be Ukrainian” so I stopped writing them with my mom. And as the years went by, my career took over much of my time and unfortunately I didn’t make any for a number of years. But this all changed when I became a parent myself.
When my children were old enough to hold a crayon, I knew that they could also hold a kistka. It was time to teach them to learn about the traditional art of pysanky. We started out hand-over-hand and as you can see, they didn’t do too bad at all. Yes, I’m a proud mom and yes, I have saved all of my children’s eggs. I’ve included a couple of them in this post. Also don’t forget to check out my Pysanky photos on my Home page.
Happy Easter everyone!
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