Monday, 13 August 2018

Finish your Christmas Shopping Early: Ukrainian Easter Egg Design Book 2


Know someone who’s nuts about pysanky? Whether you’re looking for a Christmas present or stocking stuffer, here’s a book you might want to consider for that person (even if that person is you).

Check out this link to our Pysanka Power Video Clip published on our Baba's Beeswax YouTube Channel for a book preview that flips through the pages:


Ukrainian Easter Egg Design Book 2 is the second in a series intended for people who want to learn how to decorate pysanky, and for people who want to improve their current skills. Complete step-by-step instructions are given by its authors Luba Perchyshyn, Johanna Luciow and Natalie Perchyshyn, for 24 traditional and original designs.

A soft cover treasure trove of 90 pages with colour plates of different views. First published in 1986, this book has had several subsequent printings which proves its worthiness. Its Table of Contents also includes Working Area, Essential Materials, Optional Materials, Basic Pencil Division, and Finishing the Eggs.

We think that Ukrainian Easter Egg Design Book 2 is an eggs-cellent source of information to buy on its own or to add to your collection. If you have any questions about it, please ask us.

Design Book previewed on Pysanka Power Video Clips
We were proud and honoured to feature this book in About the Pysanka : It Is Written! A Bibliography by Joan Brander (Joan Brander. Richmond, BC: Baba's Beeswax, 2007. ISBN 9781897253144).
http://www.babasbeeswax.com/AboutTheBook.htm

Visit our website for pysanky kits, supplies, this book, eBooks, and other books published by Baba’s Beeswax: http://www.babasbeeswax.com 

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Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Keep Calm and Shop Early: Ukrainian Design Book 1

Starting in August, we're going to showcase a pysanka book every month, heading up to the busiest shopping season of the year.

Who doesn’t want a nice new pysanka design book, especially for Christmas? Whether there’s a beginner or seasoned pysanka creator you have in mind, this is a book you'll surely want to add to your list, and a great one to start with.

Check out this link to our Pysanka Power Video Clip published on our Baba's Beeswax YouTube Channel for a book preview that flips through the pages:

[ click here to go to Pysanka Power Video Clip on YouTube ]

Ukrainian Design Book 1 is the first of a series of previously unpublished patterns to recreate and enjoy. By breaking the design down to its simplest form, the authors Natalie Perchyshyn, Luba Perchyshyn, Johanna Luciow and Ann Kmit have made it easy to create very complicated and magnificent patterns. The eggs are described from beginning pencil lines to the final dye bath, with brief explanations of symbolism and colour meanings.

A soft cover treasure trove of 101 pages with 24 pysanka designs from beginner to advanced, its Table of Contents also includes Working Area, Essential Materials, Optional Materials, Basic Pencil Division, and Finishing the Eggs.

Since there are 6 design books in this series to date, if you don’t have any of them, we think it’s a good idea to buy this one first. Then, years down the road, when you can’t remember which series number you have, you can always remember how many books you have! Then you can buy the next sequential number with some confidence.

We think that Ukrainian Design Book 1 is an eggs-cellent source of information to buy on its own or to add to your collection. If you have any questions about it, please ask us.
Design Book previewed on Pysanka Power Video Clips 
We were proud and honoured to feature this book in About the Pysanka : It Is Written! A Bibliography by Joan Brander (Joan Brander. Richmond, BC: Baba's Beeswax, 2007. ISBN 9781897253144).

Visit our website for pysanky kits, supplies, this book, eBooks, and other books published by Baba’s Beeswax: http://www.babasbeeswax.com

If you like what you see, comment below. If you don't please let us know how we can make improvements. We value all feedback. 

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Friday, 3 August 2018

Seasonal Greetings from Guy Kistka – August Long Weekend


We’re heading into the middle of the summer season and looking forward to the August long weekend.

It can’t be all work and no fun! Taking a break from writing pysanky in the summer months, our playful mascot Guy Kistka dons his shades and goes to a secluded beach to chill where the only sounds are gentle waves and cawing seagulls.

See his greeting here:  https://youtu.be/v9B4_9nPWaU

The civic holiday in August of each year is called many things in many regions. It’s Regatta Day in Newfoundland, Terry Fox day in MB, Saskatchewan Day in SK, British Columbia Day in BC, Natal Day in Nova Scotia and PEI, Simcoe Day in Toronto, New Brunswick Day in NB, Colonel By Day in Ottawa, Heritage Day in AB, Joseph Brant Day in Burlington, ON, and Benjamin Vaughan Day in the City of Vaughan, ON. What’s it called in your region?

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Thursday, 24 May 2018

Inside Baba's Beeswax - what's in a name?

Does our whimsical family business name bring a smile to your face? Next week on May 31st we’re marking our 27th year of inspiring customers such as you with our pysanky supplies, kits, workshops and books. Our name originated with memories of Baba, on whose knee and child’s hand in hers we learned the magic of pysanky, and the word beeswax because of its significance to the technique of making Ukrainian eggs. We’re proud of our prairie origins and solid Canadian roots.

At that time in 1991 we considered other less colourful names such as Ukrainian Egg Emporium, Pysanka Treasures, Timeless Pysanky, Eggs ‘n’ Dyes, Dyes ‘n’ Eggs, Pysanka Collections, Timeless Treasures, and Pysanka Art Creations. We think we made the right choice with Baba’s Beeswax.

Baba's Beeswax celebrating 27 years since 1991
since 1991
Along with reminiscing, it’s also a good time to reinforce our promises. We’re proud to have continually fulfilled our vision: to inspire and encourage beginners, experts, and anyone interested in Ukrainian egg decorating to discover the magic of one of the great traditions of all time—PYSANKY! and our mission: from pysanky supplies and kits to workshops and books, we have everything you need to make beautiful pysanky the traditional way because learning pysanky is easy, fun and affordable.

Find out for yourself. Follow the buzzz and let us know what you think of our name—how you remember it—and what inspires you. We’d love to hear from you via comments on this blog post or a Like on Facebook @BabasBeeswax

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Press Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:  Joan Brander, 604-275-8169, joan@babasbeeswax.com

From toddlers to teachers—engaging in the wonder of pysanky and their symbols is an educational opportunity

VANCOUVER, BC — March 1, 2018 —  More than just another colouring page. A first of-its-kind book demystifies the symbolism of pysanky with a rich array of large-format drawings. These can be coloured by children or mounted in classrooms as teaching aids.

In My First Pysanka: Symbols my Baba taught me, ($9.95 Baba’s Beeswax, March 2018) author Joan Brander draws on not only her Ukrainian culture and heritage but also on her experience promoting pysanky to teachers and children. She shares traditional pysanky symbols that were passed down through the generations learned as a child from her grandmother whom she called “Baba”.

·                  Over 70 hand-drawn images
·                  No stock photos are used
·                  Symbols are grouped into categories
·                  Drawings are simple and uncomplicated
·                  Pages can be mounted as teaching aids
·                  Avoids pitfalls of low resolution online images

Kids are fascinated with pysanky and the symbols they can write on a fragile egg. But they need simple designs to balance the skills they need for the technique. In response to the growing interest in Ukrainian Easter eggs and the need for teaching aids, I created this book to complement other resources used by educators. Images in other colouring books or available online are too complicated for children.

Joan Brander has partnered with teachers and schools since 1991 by giving workshops and demonstrations to kids of all ages and levels of experience. Her range of publications and teaching aids include a bibliography, children’s activity book, videos, powerpoint, pamphlets, newsletter, and eBooks.

My First Pysanka: Symbols my Baba taught me ($9.95, 80 pages, 8-1/2” x 11”, paperback, ISBN 978-1-897253-48-9) is available online at BabasBeeswax.com, at Ukrainian book stores, or by calling 604-275-8169.
Baba’s Beeswax has everything from books and resources to kits and supplies for making pysanky Ukrainian Easter eggs the traditional way with beeswax and dyes. For more information please visit www.babasbeeswax.com
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Tuesday, 20 March 2018

When is Easter?

Today was the spring (aka vernal) equinox which occurred in the northern hemisphere this morning at 9:15 am PST. For those of you interested in the moon phases, the next full moon will be Saturday, March 31st. 
In AD 325 the First Council of Nicaea, a council of Christian bishops convened in the Bithynian city of Nicaea by the Roman Emperor Constantine I, established that Easter would be held on the first Sunday after the first full moon occurring on or after the vernal equinox.
Do the math: Easter Sunday will be on April 1, 2018! And just to let you know, Baba's Beeswax processes all orders the day we receive them. 
You still have time to write pysanky! 

Monday, 19 February 2018

Spring Break Workshops at Ukrainian Centre (March 2018)

Doesn't this look delicious? Wondering what perohy and holubsi have to do with pysanky?

Ukrainian soul food — perohy, holubsi, stuffed chicken breasts with mushroom sauce, and lemon meringue pie
The Ukrainian Centre on Francis Road in Richmond (close to the Vancouver Int'l Airport and minutes from downtown by Skytrain) is the venue for upcoming pysanky workshops, and we went to their monthly "Friday Night Supper" to enjoy some soul food and promote the event. Our neighbours, their kids, and friends joined us.

Here's Aaron demonstrating the technique and taking registration.

Demonstrating pysanky at the Ukrainian hall
Here's a poster with details to share. Or download one here.
See you there!

Monday, 12 February 2018

With Family and Friends

February started with our first long weekend of the year, the much-appreciated Family Day statutory holiday today, February 12th. That marked our eventful annual Family Day workshops in our pysanky studio conducted by Joan Brander where the love of the artform was shared by all. Our perennial attendees were there, along with the added cultural infusion of students from China and Brazil who were amazed with our tradition. We think they’ll be back practicing for Spring and Easter. Look how proud they are of their creations!





  
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Thursday, 25 January 2018

The World Needs more Pysanky

Due to technical issues, it's been a while since we've posted on this blog.Thanks to GOOGLE we've got our blog back! 
Our first order of business (after saying a belated Happy New Year) is to announce our first Workshops of the year.
BC Family Day Pysanky Workshops


The world needs more pysanky.  Ancient legend says that "as long as pysanky are made, evil shall not prevail over good in the world". Learn how to make traditional Ukrainian Easter eggs with beeswax and dyes.

Link to a whimsical video clip announcing my annual spring workshops
With a few simple tools and the proper instruction, anyone from 5 to 95 can learn to make a beautiful pysanka the traditional way. This is a great activity to do with your family and friends. What is so unique about my workshops?  I have been teaching pysanky since 1991 and over the years have amassed many, many teaching aids (samples, models, posters, etc.) handouts and best of all—empty eggshells—so that at the end of the workshop everyone takes home a pysanka that will last forever!
  • includes inspiring video, folk history and culture, traditional legends, teaching aids, clear and concise instructions, one-on-one attention, unique hands-on technique
  • February 10, 2018 – 9:30 am to 12:00 noon or 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
    February 11, 2018 – 9:30 am to 12:00 noon or 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
    February 12, 2018 –2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
  • all materials supplied
  • gift bag and certificate also provided
  • opportunity to see one of-a-kind Gallery and Library
  • pre-registration required 604-275-8169
  • all workshops at Baba's Beeswax Pysanka Studio, Richmond, BC
Download a Poster to share.
Making pysanky has never been so easy, fun or affordable!

Your pysanky team at BabasBeeswax.com is glad to be back online.


  
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Sunday, 7 February 2016

Be my Valentine and Receive a Dozen Roses

Baba's Beeswax is turning 25 and is celebrating with a dozen free roses to everyone who attends our Valentine's Workshops.  We love giving away free things. These gorgeous 40 cm roses are freshly-picked in Kenya and are just waiting to open up in a vase. We have red, pink, orange and white. They're so gorgeous—it will be hard to decide which colour to choose. What better way to celebrate our birthday!

See workshop details here.

Friday, 5 February 2016

Priceless

Thanks to a reliable admirer in Ontario, 31.39 grams of 99.99% pure silver is on a long journey to a very revered place in my pysanka collection. I'm so excited to be the recipient of the Traditional Ukrainian Pysanka coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint (2016). The coin is a first, but regrettably, the mintage was only 4000.
Royal Canadian Mint 150664
 The colourful egg-shaped pattern of a pysanka is one of the most beloved forms of traditional Ukrainian folk art. I am proud to be included in the 10% of Canada's population who are of Ukrainian heritage and celebrating our 125th Anniversary of settlement from coast to coast to coast.
The breathtaking design was created by Canadian artist Ann C. Morash (reverse) and Susanna Blunt (obverse). It captures intricate beauty with its rich symbolic meaning and colours: yellow for youth and purity; red for the joy and passion in life; green for hope and renewal; and black suggesting the darkest time before dawn.
At the top and bottom of the egg are large flowers which symbolize love, goodwill and the beauty of nature. These are framed by bands of waves that speak of water's life-giving properties. Beneath the waves at the top are stylized depictions of the sun and stars, which symbolize life, fortune and growth. A reinterpretation of these also appear in the centre, where they alternate with evergreen boughs that represent eternal health and youth. When combined, the colours and motifs result in a design that is open to many interpretations, but that is nonetheless a vibrant celebration of a full and colourful life.
Not only is Canada celebrating the 125th anniversary of Ukrainian settlement, but also Baba's Beeswax is turning 25. We're celebrating with lots of events, offers and gifts in the coming year.
The current state of the Canadian dollar may be weak, but this $20 silver egg-shaped pysanka coin is priceless!




Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Get a Free Workshop with Volunteer Hours

Sometimes you have to snoop around to find free things! Baba's Beeswax is looking for people of all ages who are fun-loving with a sense of humour to participate in the July 1st Canada Day Salmon Festival Parade with them. This is a great opportunity for high school and international students to earn volunteer hours at a non-charitable event while at the same time start off the summer with a blast. Of course you would have to know a little bit about pysanky in order to participate—and that is where the free workshop comes in! Everything provided.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Celebrating the year of the sheep in 2015

Whether celebrating the year of the sheep, ram or goat, according to the Chinese zodiac it's Spring Festival / Lunar New Year time. The festivities start today and last to February 7, 2016. Isn’t this the cutest ram written by Aaron as we celebrated BC Family Day making pysanky in my studio on February 8, 2015? Very creative work Aaron. Whether it symbolizes the Chinese year of the sheep or the Ukrainian pysanka ram symbol for leadership, victory, and joy, I hope your pysanka brings you a year filled with happiness, good fortune, and egg-cellent grades in school.

As for me, I feel doubly lucky in 2015 as a Capricorn, and luvin' my goat symbol. Baaaaa . . . . .

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Prime Minister Stephen Harper Loves Pysanky

. . . . at least that's what he told me!

With Prime Minister Stephen Harper at BCIT Motive Power Centre of Excellence

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

2014 Doors Open – This is what Canada is all about!

It's been a busy summer.  Just a week following the European Festival, we opened our studio, gallery, and library to the public in celebration of Richmond's Doors Open event.
The weekend started with an opening ceremony at London Farm heritage house. My sister was visiting from Toronto. She loves antiques and has her own heritage house in the Ottawa Valley, so she was especially interested in this historical venue.

The weather was glorious that weekend, and the next 2 days were a flurry of activity. Guests were welcomed to a festive expanse of balloons, and my Save the World with Pysanky display. The kids in our neighbourhood had cookies, muffins and lemonade for our visitors.  
The tour started upstairs in the gallery of pysanky, followed by the opportunity to look at the expanse of books catalogued in About the Pysanka—It Is Written!  A cozy corner was set up for reading children's stories.

Many visitors were interested in watching the video, Pysanka: The Ukrainian Easter Egg. The next display to look at was How to Make Pysanky and learn how to empty eggs at the kitchen sink.
Fortunately the weather was sunny and the display expanded to include both levels of our home. Downstairs, children could take a photo in our cut-out pysanka in the garden, interact with mascots Patsy Pysanka and Guy Kistka in the yard, or colour some pysanky pictures inside.

There were puzzles set out for the pysanky timid and for those who wanted to relax.

Tom enjoyed demonstrating pysanky until it was time to facilitate the free workshops.
Everyone loved making pysanky! A group of ladies arrived to celebrate Lou's birthday.  An East Asian woman (sorry, I forgot her name) enjoyed applying traditional Indian patterns to her egg. Another some zen motifs. Everyone was very creative. Ruth arrived with two of her four daughters and was taking her pysanky back to Israel. She commented with a heart-warming "this is what Canada is all about"!

The weekend was dedicated to peace and justice in Ukraine with donations going to CNEWA. Thank you to everyone for your donations.

See more photos of the event on my Flicker Album 2014 Doors Open here.

Monday, 16 June 2014

Pysanky at 17th Annual European Festival


Tom at EuroFest
Tom and I welcomed my sister from Toronto to attend the 17th Annual European Festival with us at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby. Over two glorious sunny days thousands of people visited our Pysanka Pavilion of displays, demonstrations, and workshops. According to an ancient legend, as long as pysanky are being made evil shall not prevail over good in the world. The pavilion, which is always a big hit at this festival, was dedicated to peace and justice in Ukraine, and a gift of a decorated egg was given to anyone who made a donation to CNEWA to help in that cause. We enjoyed a well-deserved post-event rest in the beer gardens with entertainment and music.

See more photos on my Flickr Album here.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

2014 Richmond Arts Awards

On May 6, 2014, the best artists, actors, and musicians in Richmond were recognized in several categories at the 2014 Arts Awards. I was honoured to attend the 6th Annual Awards Ceremony as a finalist in the category of Arts Education. The City of Richmond is passionate about supporting and recognizing the artistic achievements and contributions to the cultural community. The Ceremony was held in the Council Chambers at City Hall with His Worship Mayor Malcom Brodie presiding.
Award Certificate

Three finalists were selected in six categories including business and arts, volunteerism, cultural leadership, artistic innovation, arts education, and youth arts. I was so pleased and honoured to be included with the likes of The Arts Connection and Debbie Tobin for this award. The Arts Education Award recognizes an individual or organization whose achievements and contributions to arts education have been significant and far reaching and Eve Edmonds, editor of The Richmond News, announced the winner, The Arts Connection. My nomination was made by my friend, Marcia Moroz, who herself steadfastly promotes art and culture in the community.

These photo were taken by Elsa Rojas Marquez, office manager at Ukrainian Community Society of Ivan Franko. Elsa and her partner Jose Gimenez were one of several entertainers who performed that evening.

Announcing the finalists
Following the awards, Marcia, Tom, and I mingled with the other nominees and award winners at the Post-Ceremony Reception, chatted with Mayor Brodie and councilors, and reacquainted with other community leaders and volunteers.
Joan and Rosa

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Calling all Card Collectors

I just updated my pysanky postcard collection and am looking to trade or purchase missing items. I have uploaded photos of over 70 postcards (listed in 19 sections), and am missing a few to complete the respective series. This collection includes the following publishers:
  • O. Kindrachuk, Madeira Park, BC
  • Museum of Canadian Civilization, Hull, QC
  • Surma Book and Music, New York, NY
  • Ukrainian Gift Shop, Minneapolis, MN
  • Ukrainian Institute for Education, Munich
  • Vegreville Floral Boutique, Vegreville, AB
I hope you enjoy looking at these photos and that you will be inspired to update your own collection. The postcards missing from my collection and those available to trade are listed at the end of each section. Unless otherwise noted, all my postcards are new.
 
1. “SERIES III” (a set of 4 design cards)
PublisherSurma, New York, N. Y.
Year 1967
Size5.5” x 3.5” (14 cm x 9 cm)
Description on reverseUkrainian Easter Eggs, (Pysanky). Authentic miniature masterpieces hand decorated in an age-old process passed down from mother to daughter . . . designed with the symbols of Health, Happiness, Prosperity and Love.
Postcards are numbered13648-C and 13649-C
Visual cues6 pysanky photographed on lime green background
Missing from my collection 2 of the 4 postcards. I'm not sure of the numbers of the 2 missing cards (I have 13648-C and 13649-C)



1967 Surma postcard. SERIES III. #13648-C
1967. Surma. SERIES III. #13648-C

1967 Surma postcard. SERIES III. #13649-C
1967. Surma. SERIES III. #13649-C

2.  “SERIES IV” (a set of 5 design cards)
PublisherSurma Book and Music Co., New York
Year MCMLXIX (1969)
Size9” x 6” (23 cm x 15 cm)
Description on reverseUkrainian Easter Eggs, (Pysanky). Authentic miniature masterpieces hand decorated in an age-old process passed down from mother to daughter . . . designed with the symbols of Health, Happiness, Prosperity and Love.
Postcards are numbered42771-C to 42775-C
Visual cues6 pysanky photographed on purple background




1969 Surma postcard. SERIES IV. #42771-C
1969. Surma. SERIES IV. #42771-C


1969 Surma postcard. SERIES IV. #42772-C
1969. Surma. SERIES IV. #42772-C

1969 Surma postcard. SERIES IV. #42773-C
1969. Surma. SERIES IV. #42773-C




1969 Surma postcard. SERIES IV. #42774-C
1969. Surma. SERIES IV. #42774-C

1969 Surma postcard. SERIES IV. #42775-C
1969. Surma. SERIES IV. #42775-C

3. Series 1 (a set of 4 cards)
PublisherO. Kindrachuk, Madeira Park, B.C.
Year 1969
Size5.5” x 3.5” (14 cm x 9 cm)
Description on reverseTraditional Ukrainian hand decorated Easter Eggs
Postcards are numbered47162-C to 47165-C
Visual cues6 pysanky photographed on dark background; cards have attractive scalloped edges
Available to trade 47163-C (corner of postcard is bent); 47165-C (glue residue on reverse); 47162-C 
1969. O. Kindrachuk postcard. #47162-C
1969. O. Kindrachuk. #47162-C


1969. O. Kindrachuk postcard. #47163-C
1969. O. Kindrachuk. #47163-C


1969. O. Kindrachuk postcard. #471624-C
1969. O. Kindrachuk. #47164-C


1969. O. Kindrachuk postcard. #47165-C
1969. O. Kindrachuk. #47165-C


4. “SERIES I” (a set of 4 design cards)
PublisherSurma, New York, N.Y.
Year MCMLXXIII (1973)
Size9” x 6” (23 cm x 15 cm)
Description on reverseUkrainian Easter Eggs, (Pysanky). Authentic miniature masterpieces hand decorated in an age-old process passed down from mother to daughter . . . designed with the symbols of Health, Happiness, Prosperity and Love.
Postcards are numbered30339-E to 30342-E
Visual cues6 pysanky photographed on blue background. I have an identical card to 30342-E that is numbered 17289-C and is slightly smaller at 8.5" x 6" (21.5 cm x 15 cm)



1973 Surma postcard. SERIES I. #30339-E
1973. Surma.  SERIES I. #30339-E

1973 Surma postcard. SERIES I. #30340-E
1973. Surma. SERIES I. #30340-E

1973. Surma SERIES I #30341-E
1973. Surma. SERIES I. #30341-E



1973 Surma SERIES I. #30342-E
1973. Surma SERIES I. #30342-E
5. “Series II” (a set of 5 design cards)
PublisherSurma Book and Music Co., New York
Year MCMLXXIV (1974)
Size9” x 6” (23 cm x 15 cm)
Description on reverseUkrainian Easter Eggs, (Pysanky). Authentic miniature masterpieces hand decorated in an age-old process passed down from mother to daughter . . . designed with the symbols of Health, Happiness, Prosperity and Love.
Postcards are numbered34373-C to 34377-C
Visual cues6 pysanky photographed on yellow-gold  background




1974. Surma. Series II. #34373-C
1974. Surma. Series II. #34373-C




1974. Surma. Series II. #34374-C
1974. Surma. Series II. #34374-C

1974. Surma. Series II. #34375-C
1974. Surma. Series II. #34375-C

1974. Surma. Series II. #34376-C
1974. Surma. Series II. #34376-C

1974. Surma. Series II. #34377-C
1974. Surma. Series II. #34377-C
6. Series 1
PublisherSurma Book and Music Store
Year 1974
Postcards are numberedone of the cards in the series is numbered 17191-C
Visual cuespostcard 17191-C has 6 pysanky photographed on blue background
(I found this image at http://www.artukraine.com/egg/postcard2.htm)
Missing from my collection all cards

http://www.artukraine.com/egg/postcard2.htm
7. Pysanky Jewellery
PublisherVegreville Floral Boutique Ltd., “Flowers and Ukrainian Gifts”, Box 748, Vegreville, Alberta, Canada T0B 4L0
Year 1978
Size6” x 4” (15 cm x 10 cm)
Description on reverseUkrainian “Pysanky“ Jewellery. Ukrainian Easter Eggs are delicately cut and shaped, then specially treated to prevent shells from breaking and finally set into beautiful jewellery mounting to enhance the intricate designs of the original Pysanky
Visual cuespysanky designed by Ken J. Kinkiewich; photo by Con Boland



1978 Vegreville postcard. Pysanky Jewellery
1978. Vegreville. Pysanky Jewellery
8. A set of 6 cards
PublisherVegreville Floral Boutique Ltd., “Flowers and Ukrainian Gifts”, Box 748, Vegreville, Alberta, Canada T0B 4L0
Year 1978
Size6” x 4” (15 cm x 10 cm)
Description on reverse“Pysanky” Ukrainian Easter Eggs. Intricately designed eggs, symbolic of life resurrected, are written in a traditional process passed down through generations.
Postcards are numbered1 to 6
Visual cues6 pysanky photographed on linen background; photo by Con Boland
Missing from my collection #6
Available to trade #1, #2 and #5 (there is glue residue on the back and an ink mark on the face)



1978. Vegreville postcard #1
1978. Vegreville. #1

1978. Vegreville postcard #2
1978. Vegreville. #2


1978. Vegreville postcard #3
1978. Vegreville. #3


1978. Vegreville postcard #4
1978. Vegreville. #4


1978. Vegreville postcard #5
1978. Vegreville. #5

9. A set of 6 cards
PublisherVegreville Floral Boutique Ltd., “Flowers and Ukrainian Gifts”, Box 748, Vegreville, Alberta, Canada T0B 4L0
Year 1981
Size6” x 4” (15 cm x 10 cm)
Description on reverse“Pysanky” Ukrainian Easter Eggs. Intricately designed eggs, symbolic of life resurrected, written in a traditional process passed down through generations are exquisitely displayed on authentically embroidered linen.
Postcards are numbered1 to 6
Missing from my collection #1 to #5
Available to trade #6



1981. Vegreville postcard. #6
1981. Vegreville. #6
10. Series 2
PublisherVegreville Floral Boutique Ltd., “Flowers and Ukrainian Gifts”, Box 748, Vegreville, Alberta, Canada T0B 4L0
Year 1981
Size6” x 4” (15 cm x 10 cm)
Description on reverse“Pysanky” Ukrainian Easter Eggs. Intricately designed eggs, symbolic of life resurrected, written in a traditional process passed down through generations are exquisitely displayed on authentically embroidered linen.
Postcards are numbered1 to 14
Visual cues6 pysanky photographed on embroidered linen
Available to trade #3, #6, #7 (glue residue on reverse)



1981. Vegreville postcard. #1 of 14
1981. Vegreville. #1 of 14



1981. Vegreville postcard. #2 of 14
1981. Vegreville. #2 of 14



1981. Vegreville postcard. #3 of 14
1981. Vegreville. #3 of 14



1981. Vegreville postcard. #4 of 14
1981. Vegreville. #4 of 14



1981. Vegreville postcard. #5 of 14
1981. Vegreville. #5 of 14



1981. Vegreville postcard. #6 of 14
1981. Vegreville. #6 of 14



1981. Vegreville postcard. #7 of 14
1981. Vegreville. #7 of 14



1981. Vegreville postcard. #8 of 14
1981. Vegreville. #8 of 14



1981. Vegreville postcard. #9 of 14
1981. Vegreville. #9 of 14



1981. Vegreville postcard. #10 of 14
1981. Vegreville. #10 of 14



1981. Vegreville postcard. #11 of 14
1981. Vegreville. #11 of 14



1981. Vegreville postcard. #12 of 14
1981. Vegreville. #12 of 14



1981. Vegreville postcard. #13 of 14
1981. Vegreville. #13 of 14



1981. Vegreville postcard. #14 of 14
1981. Vegreville. #14 of 14
11. SERIES 1 – a set of 6 cards
PublisherUkrainian Gift Shop, Inc., 217 East Hennepin, Minneapolis, Minn., M. Procai, L. Perchyshyn, J. Luciow
Size5.5” x 3.5” (14 cm x 9 cm)
Description on reverseUkrainian Easter Eggs. Delicate Treasures of Art. Traditional symbols of life intricately implanted on the eggs by a process passed down throgh generations.
Postcards are numberedpossibly C-004 to C-009
Visual cues Interestingly, the only card that I have C-006 depicts the same photo as 471018 listed in Section 12 below. Note the unique address of the publisher
Missing from my collection C-004, C-005, C-007, C-008 and C-009

Ukrainian Gift Shop postcard. SERIES 1. #C006 front
Ukrainian Gift Shop. SERIES 1. #C006 front




Ukrainian Gift Shop postcard. SERIES 1. #C006 back
Ukrainian Gift Shop. SERIES 1. #C006 back
12. SERIES 1 – a set of 6 cards
PublisherUkrainian Gift Shop, Inc., 2422 Central Ave. N.E., Minneapolis, Minn.
55418-3787
Size5.5” x 3.5” (14 cm x 9 cm)
Description on reverseUkrainian Easter Eggs. Delicate Treasures of Art. Traditional symbols of life intricately implanted on the eggs by a process passed down through generations.
Postcards are numbered471017 to 471022
Visual cues6 pysanky photographed on white linen; cards have a white border
Available to trade 471017 to 471022




Ukrainian Gift Shop postcard. SERIES 1. #471017
Ukrainian Gift Shop. SERIES 1. #471017

Ukrainian Gift Shop postcard. SERIES 1. #471018 front
Ukrainian Gift Shop. SERIES 1. #471018 front

Ukrainian Gift Shop postcard. SERIES 1. #471018 back
Ukrainian Gift Shop SERIES 1. #471018 back

Ukrainian Gift Shop postcard. SERIES 1. #471019
Ukrainian Gift Shop. SERIES 1. #471019



Ukrainian Gift Shop postcard. SERIES 1. #471020
Ukrainian Gift Shop. SERIES 1. #471020




Ukrainian Gift Shop postcard. SERIES 1. #471021
Ukrainian Gift Shop. SERIES 1. #471021



Ukrainian Gift Shop postcard. SERIES 1. #471022
Ukrainian Gift Shop. SERIES 1. #471022
13. SERIES 2 – a set of 6 cards
PublisherUkrainian Gift Shop, Inc., 2422 Central Ave. N.E., Minneapolis, Minn. , 55418-3787
Size5.5” x 3.5” (14 cm x 9 cm)
Description on reverseUkrainian Easter Eggs. Delicate Treasures of Art. Traditional symbols of life intricately implanted on the eggs by a process passed down through generations.
Postcards are numbered471073 to 471078
Visual cuespostcards have a white border
Available to trade 471073 to 471078


Ukrainian Gift Shop postcard. SERIES 2. #471073
Ukrainian Gift Shop. SERIES 2. #471073


Ukrainian Gift Shop postcard. SERIES 2. #471074
Ukrainian Gift Shop. SERIES 2. #471074


Ukrainian Gift Shop postcard. SERIES 2. #471075
Ukrainian Gift Shop. SERIES 2. #471075


Ukrainian Gift Shop postcard. SERIES 2. #471076
Ukrainian Gift Shop. SERIES 2. #471076


Ukrainian Gift Shop postcard. SERIES 2. #471077
Ukrainian Gift Shop. SERIES 2. #471077


Ukrainian Gift Shop postcard. SERIES 2. #471078
Ukrainian Gift Shop. SERIES 2. #471078
14. SERIES 3 – a set of 7 cards
PublisherUkrainian Gift Shop, Inc., 2422 Central Ave. N.E., Minneapolis, Minn. , 55418-3787
Year not shown
Size5.5” x 3.5” (14 cm x 9 cm)
Description on reverseUkrainian Easter Eggs. Delicate Treasure of Art. Traditional symbols of life intricately implanted on the eggs by a process passed down through generations.
Postcards are numbered801122 to 801128
Visual cueseach card has a slightly different description (for example, 801122 and 801124 describe Trypilian Style – Neolithic Era, and others have discriminate use of the word “treasure” in singular or plural; 801124 is photographed on a red background, and the others on a yellow background; 801128 names M. Procai, L. Perchyshyn and J. Luciow
Available to trade 801124 to 801127



Ukrainian Gift Shop postcard. SERIES 3. #801122
Ukrainian Gift Shop. SERIES 3. #801122


Ukrainian Gift Shop postcard. SERIES 3. #801123
Ukrainian Gift Shop. SERIES 3. #801123

Ukrainian Gift Shop postcard. SERIES 3. #801124
Ukrainian Gift Shop. SERIES 3. #801124




Ukrainian Gift Shop postcard. SERIES 3. #801125
Ukrainian Gift Shop. SERIES 3. #801125


Ukrainian Gift Shop postcard. SERIES 3. #801126
Ukrainian Gift Shop. SERIES 3. #801126


Ukrainian Gift Shop postcard. SERIES 3. #801127
Ukrainian Gift Shop. SERIES 3. #801127


Ukrainian Gift Shop postcard. SERIES 3. #801128
Ukrainian Gift Shop. SERIES 3. #801128
15. SERIES 4 – a set of 6
PublisherUkrainian Gift Shop Inc., 2422 Central Ave. N.E., Minneapolis, Minn., 55418
Size5.5” x 3.5” (14 cm x 9 cm)
Description on reverseUkrainian Easter Eggs decorated by Luba Perchyshyn. Delicate Treasures of Art. Traditional symbols of life intricately implanted on the eggs by a process passed down through generations.
Postcards are numbered101 to 106
Visual cuessingle pysanka photographed on green (101 and 102), red (103 and 105), and blue (104 and 106) background (discriminate pysanky displayed on egg stand in 102, 103, 105 and 106)
Available to trade #103 to #106


Ukrainian Gift Shop postcard. SERIES 4. #101
Ukrainian Gift Shop. SERIES 4. #101

Ukrainian Gift Shop postcard. SERIES 4. #102
Ukrainian Gift Shop. SERIES 4. #102

Ukrainian Gift Shop postcard. SERIES 4. #103
Ukrainian Gift Shop. SERIES 4. #103



Ukrainian Gift Shop postcard. SERIES 4. #104
Ukrainian Gift Shop. SERIES 4. #104


Ukrainian Gift Shop postcard. SERIES 4. #105
Ukrainian Gift Shop. SERIES 4. #105


Ukrainian Gift Shop postcard. SERIES 4. #106
Ukrainian Gift Shop. SERIES 4. #106
16. SERIES 5 – a set of 6 cards
PublisherUkrainian Gift Shop Inc., 2422 Central Ave. N.E., Minneapolis, Minn. , 55418
Size5.5” x 3.5” (14 cm x 9 cm)
Description on reverseUkrainian Easter Eggs decorated by Luba Perchyshyn. Delicate Treasures of Art. Traditional symbols of life intricately implanted on the eggs by a process passed down through generations.
Postcards are numbered107 to 112
Visual cuessingle pysanka photographed with large-scale “shadow/reflective effect”
Missing from my collection 107, 108, 109, 110, and 112
Available to trade 111


Ukrainian Gift Shop postcard. SERIES 5. #111
Ukrainian Gift Shop. SERIES 5. #111
17. Canadian Museum of Civilization
PublisherMusée canadien des civilisations, 100, rue Laurier, C.P. 3100, succursale B, Hull (Québec) Canada J8X 4H2 / Canadian Museum of Civilization, 100 Laurier Street, P.O. Box 3100, Station B, Hull, Quebec, Canada J8X 4H2
Size6.75” x 5”(17 cm x 13 cm)
Description on reverseOuefs de Pâques ukrainiens. Collection du Musée canadien des civilisations. / Ukrainian Easter eggs from the Canadian Museum of Civilization collection


Canadian Museum of Civilization postcard
Canadian Museum of Civilization
18. World’s Largest Pysanka
PublisherVegreville Chamber of Commerce
Size6” x 4” (15 cm x 10 cm)
Description on reverseWorld’s Largest Pysanka (Ukrainian Easter Egg) an Engineering Marvel, Located at Vegreville, Alberta, Canada. it was erected in honour of the Alberta R.C.M.P. 100th Anniversary (1874 – 1974). It spectacularly contrives to combine the ancient traditions of one of Alberta’s largest ethnic groups with architectural and geometrical developments that represent “break-throughs” in modern science, thus linking heritage and progress.  Dimensions: Length 25.7 ft. Width 18.3 ft. Height 31 ft. Weight 5000 lbs. Rotates with the wind
Visual cuesmonument photographed  by Holiday Photo, Vegreville, Alberta


Vegreville Chamber of Commerce postcard
Vegreville Chamber of Commerce
19. Artistic Representation
PublisherУкраїнський Інститут освітньої політики / Ukrainian Institute for Education, Inc., Zeppelinsstr. 67, 8 München 80
Size6” x 4” (15 cm x 10 cm)
Description on reverseВеликодні побашання переслідуваного автора з України / Easter Greetings from Ukraine by a Persecuted Artist
Artistic representation postcard
 
Whew! What a lot of numbers to post! If you find any errors or anomalies, please let me know.