Katya is fitting RIGHT into the Finley Family. Finleys’ favorite toys are homemade bows and arrows, mulch for drawing on the driveway, tree swings, and PEACHES. We have late peaches in our backyard. Right now, they are small and green. But, Katya thought they were perfect. So, she comes into the house with a bucket full of these underripe peaches. We cover the kitchen table with newspaper and pull out the paints and all the kids proceed to decorate these peaches.
So, when life gives you hard, green, underripe peaches – make PYSANKY!
Pysanky are Ukrainian Easter Eggs. Here’s the technique – you write on blown eggs with a wax stylus and then dip it in the dye. You continue to write and dip, and write and dip, and write and dip until the egg is completed to your satisfaction.
But, this was not Katya and the kids’ technique. However I found them to be more beautiful than any I saw in Ukraine.