Easter Eggs

Friday, April 10, 2009 |
Ukrainian Eggs
My father created these many years ago. They are much more elaborate than the Easter eggs my brother and I decorated with the Paas kit!
It's a process similar to batik. The eggs are raw so it requires a delicate touch with the tools. To begin, you create a design of choice. Many are created with symbols and family crests. You cover the area you want to keep white or your desired color with wax then dye the rest. Once the egg is dry, you melt the wax to remove it and begin the process all over. The orange egg below was in the beginning steps of the laborious process. The black egg is close to being finished.
It takes hours to complete these mini master pieces and very good eye site :)
If you look closely, you'll notice he placed the date on off the eggs ~ 1979.

My father passed away almost 15 years ago. I have many items that remind me of him tucked away. While looking for something unrelated a few weeks ago, I came across these eggs. I decided to display them in our home for Easter. While some of the eggs were never completed, they help me to remember the layering process and stages of the art. They also bring back the times I sat and watched him while he worked away and the conversations we shared.


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10 comments:

Sandy Toes said...

What unique and beautiful eggs!
sandy toe

carolinagirl said...

These eggs are so beautiful! My oldest son read the book, Rechenka's Eggs, last year in the first grade, and his teacher's friend came in and demonstrated this technique! It's amazing! I think this is a wonderful reminder of your father!
Happy Easter!

Felicia said...

What a beautiful craft and sweet memory of your father. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter!

Kristen said...

Those are just beautiful! What a treasure to have from your father!

Kacey said...

Wow! What a treasure to have those from your father. They are beautiful!

The Graves' House said...

how beautiful and special. keep those out year round!

Marcy said...

Jo, those are truly works of art. How wonderful to have them as great memories of time with your Dad.

I enjoy reading your blog - I'm also in Connecticut.

Joanna said...

Those are absolutely amazing! I love that the eggs are in different stages of completion. What a wonderful reminder of your father. Happy Easter.

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

These eggs are beautiful. What a treasure! Happy Easter.

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

The eggs are gorgeous. Your dad must have had unending patience.

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