Well, I almost forgot I had this little blog here. I’ve been busy! Doing this:
This is an example of what is commonly known here as Ukrainian style egg art, although it’s practiced in lots of countries in eastern Europe besides Ukraine. In Slovakia, where my husband is from, these decorated eggs are known as “kraslice”. The eggs are blown, prepared, and then dyed with several layers of color using a beeswax-resist process very similar to batik on fabric. Then the dye is removed to reveal the jewel like colors underneath… the reveal is the best part of the entire process, because you never know exactly what you’re going to get, despite even the best efforts to anticipate the design layers and the combination of dye colors on top of each other.
You can check out more of my egg art at http://www.etsy.com/shop/rajilina, or on my Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/rajilina. I do sell these, but, just go there to see the fun colors and designs!