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When my children were young, I worked very hard to gather all of my old pictures and preserve them. Many of the pictures are old, faded, or damaged. However, I have done my best to preserve them carefully, using acid free supplies and bound in a very lovely Creative Memories album, complete with page protectors.

Most pictures I found were taken during holidays; particularly Christmas, Easter, and birthdays. Sometimes the themes found in these pages can get a little repetitive, I was just starting out as a scrapbooker and didn’t know very much about page design. But I like to think the pictures speak more than the paper and stickers around them.

These pictures are very high resolution, not resized, to try and capture the detail of the pictures themselves.

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Gypsy Road

One of the egg designs from Eggs Beautiful that really inspired me was that of “Gypsy Road” and I made several eggs of this design. The gypsy road confuses evil in a perpetual meandering line so that it can’t harm the recipient of the egg.

Unfpysankyshardortunately this shard is all that remains of one of my favorite eggs, a turkey egg done in black and red to symbolize passion.

 

 

 

pysanky01 This gypsy road was done in red and yellow to symbolize the balance of passion and wisdom. Also a turkey egg.

 

 

 

pysanky02 The gypsy road that held up the best over the years was this one, a green and blue to symbolize the earth and sky.

Ukrainian Easter Eggs

Also known as Pysanky. This craft I picked up in 1998 when a woman at the church I was attending at the time brought her craft with her to a function and taught the basics to us. I was immediately impressed and asked her for further, private lessons. She gave me a few spare tools, some tips, and these two books:

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Eggs Beautiful

How to Make Ukrainian Easter Eggs

ISBN 0-09602502-3-9

 

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Ukrainian Easter Eggs –

And How We Make Them

ISBN 0-9602502-0-4

 

I spent a lot of time making eggs, practicing and researching designs, giving them away as gifts, and even selling a few.

Four apartments later, the years have not been kind to my collection. At the moment I don’t have the money to afford any of the materials needed to make more of these gorgeous eggs, but I would love to. In the meanwhile, I’ll just share the few that have survived and their stories.