Thursday, 19 May 2022

Happy Vyshyvanka Day

Vyshyvanka Day is an international holiday that aims to preserve the original folk traditions of creating and wearing ethnic embroidered Ukrainian clothes called vyshyvanka. It is celebrated every third Thursday of May. Along with pysanky, it is one of the best known symbols of Ukrainian culture. Credit for photo belongs to @artloveukraine



Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Tuesday Tips for pysanky — using a drying board.

Learning pysanky is easy, fun and affordable. Continuing in our bi-weekly series we have Tips and Troubleshooting for eggs, beeswax, kistka, dyes, candles, pencil guidelines, removing beeswax, emptying your eggs, varnishing your pysanky, using a drying board, displaying your pysanky and more . . . .

What’s your learning style? is it listening (we have a podcast “Pysanka Power Podcast”), is it watching (we have a YouTube Channel “Baba’s Beeswax” or “iluvpysanky” with multiple playlists), is it doing (we have a tutorial “Teacher Guide”), is it online (we have digital resources including “ZOOM” meetings), or is it reading (we have unique publications from Canada and elsewhere). We’ve been doing all this and more since 1991 and just celebrated our 30th anniversary!

There's a way to remove beeswax from your pysanka using the oven method. To learn more about using a drying board, download this free handout from Baba’s Beeswax Instructions for Using a Drying Board https://www.babasbeeswax.com/X-pdfFiles/Instructions%20for%20Using%20a%20Drying%20Board.pdf.

Our team has you covered. You can trust the experts at Baba’s Beeswax https://www.babasbeeswaxcom. Our Mission is to provide you with everything you need to make beautiful pysanky the traditional way from pysanky supplies and kits to workshops and books. Our Vision is 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!


 

#BabasBeeswax #TuesdayTipsAndTroubleshooting #PysankySupplies

Monday, 16 May 2022

Groovy Peace, Love, Pysanky.

Creative designs from Baba’s Pysanky Boutique – Groovy Peace, Love, Pysanky. And just like that, its 1969 again with this retro message of peace and love from pysanky in our Groovy Peace, Love, Pysanky Collection of face masks, apparel (more than just T-shirt), gifts and novelty items for your home or office (greeting cards, mugs, etc.). You'll feel and look groovy wearing apparel in this Collection. The unique design is also featured on a variety of gifts and novelty items.

See the Collection here. https://www.cafepress.ca/babaspysankyboutique/17219922


#CafePress #pysanky #UkrainianEasterEgg #BabasBeeswax #JoanBrander

Groovy, Peave, Love, Pysanky

Discover the magic of pysanky with more than 48 creative designs from Baba’s Pysanky Boutique – a different one for almost every week of the year! Cuz just like that, its 1969 again with this retro message of peace and love from pysanky in our Groovy Peace, Love, Pysanky Collection of apparel (more than just T-shirts), gifts and novelty items for your home or office (greeting cards, mugs, etc.). You'll feel and look groovy wearing apparel in this Collection. The unique design is also featured on a variety of gifts and novelty items.

See the Collection here. https://www.cafepress.ca/babaspysankyboutique/17219922




#CafePress #pysanky #UkrainianEasterEgg #BabasBeeswax #JoanBrander

Friday, 13 May 2022

Friday Funnies — Henopause

Discover the magic of pysanky humour with some Friday levity. Let’s kick off the weekend with our Friday Funnies "Henopause" and have a laugh one joke at a time. Nyuk nyuk. ©Reynolds



#PysankaHumour #BabasBeeswax

Monday, 9 May 2022

Home is where your kistka is

Discover the magic of pysanky with more than 48 creative designs from Baba’s Pysanky Boutique – a different one for almost every week of the year! See a whimsical statement about the kistka in our Home is Where your Kistka Is Collection of apparel (more than just T-shirts), gifts and novelty items for your home or office (greeting cards, mugs, etc.). You’ll feel at home where the heart is wearing apparel in this Collection. The unique design is also featured on a variety of gifts and novelty items.

See the Collection here. https://www.cafepress.ca/babaspysankyboutique/17219886




#CafePress #pysanky #UkrainianEasterEgg #BabasBeeswax #JoanBrander

Friday, 6 May 2022

Canadian, eh?

It's the start of the hockey playoff season and who couldn't use some Friday levity while watching the game? Canadian, eh? Discover the magic of pysanky one joke at a time! Nyuk Nyuk. ©Yahoo! News Network

 


#PysankaHumour #BabasBeeswax

 

Tuesday, 3 May 2022

Tuesday Tips for pysanky — emptying your eggs

Learning pysanky is easy, fun and affordable. Continuing in our bi-weekly series we have Tips and Troubleshooting for eggs, beeswax, kistka, dyes, candles, pencil guidelines, removing beeswax, emptying your eggs, varnishing your pysanky, using a drying board, displaying your pysanky and more . . . .

What’s your learning style? is it listening (we have a podcast “Pysanka Power Podcast”), is it watching (we have a YouTube Channel “Baba’s Beeswax” or “iluvpysanky” with multiple playlists), is it doing (we have a tutorial “Teacher Guide”), is it online (we have digital resources including “ZOOM” meetings), or is it reading (we have unique publications from Canada and elsewhere). We’ve been doing all this and more since 1991 and just celebrated our 30th anniversary!

There’s pros and cons to using both raw eggs and empty eggshells. To learn more about raw eggs and empty eggshells for pysanky, download this free handout of pros and cons from Baba’s Beeswax Raw Eggs vs. Empty Eggshells.

Our team has you covered. You can trust the experts at Baba’s Beeswax.com. Our Mission is to provide you with everything you need to make beautiful pysanky the traditional way from pysanky supplies and kits to workshops and books. Our Vision is 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!


 

#BabasBeeswax #TuesdayTipsAndTroubleshooting #PysankySupplies

Monday, 2 May 2022

Pysanky Makeover Madness

Discover the magic of pysanky with more than 48 creative designs from Baba’s Pysanky Boutique – a different one for almost every week of the year! May is makeover month. Even eggs like a makeover in our Pysanky Makeover Madness Collection of apparel (more than just T-shirts), gifts and novelty items for your home or office (greeting cards, mugs, etc.). Like the makeover madness of 4 lucky eggs transformed into pysanky, you’ll be transformed wearing apparel in this Collection. The unique design is also featured on a variety of gifts and novelty items.

See the Collection here. https://www.cafepress.ca/babaspysankyboutique/17219875



#CafePress #pysanky #UkrainianEasterEgg #BabasBeeswax #JoanBrander

Friday, 29 April 2022

Friday Funnies — You look good!

Today is Friday and who couldn’t use a little pysanka humour to start off the weekend? Discover the magic of pysanky one joke at a time! You’ll “dye” laughing at this one with credit to ©Salpino

 


#PysankaHumour #BabasBeeswax

Thursday, 28 April 2022

Ask us anything about pysanky - technique

Ask us anything about pysanky—tools, technique, tradition and more . . . . To share our knowledge, our team of experts at www.babasbeeswax.com draws on not only our heritage, but also over 30 years teaching pysanky to all ages and levels of experience since 1991. Today's dialogue is on technique.

Question  – What is the purpose of beeswax?

Answer – The beeswax resists the colour of the dye that the egg is put into; hence the term "wax-resist".

We believe that pysanky is fun and we embrace “Panya Pysanka”, our cool, hip, and whimsical mascot character. See her here in our “Ask Us Anything About Pysanky” post and elsewhere on social media to see how we promote pysanky.


 

#PanyaPysanka #AskUsAnything #JoanBrander #BabasBeeswax

Monday, 25 April 2022

Pysanka Party For Kids

Creative designs from Baba’s Pysanky Boutique – Pysanka Party 4 Kids. Happy kids having fun with eggs at a pysanka party in our cute Pysanka Party 4 Kids Collection of face masks, apparel (more than just T-shirt), gifts and novelty items for your home or office (greeting cards, mugs, etc.). Whether you're a kid or a kid at heart, you'll have fun wearing apparel in this Collection. The unique design is also featured on a variety of gifts and novelty items.

See the Collection here. https://www.cafepress.ca/babaspysankyboutique/17219870

#CafePress #pysanky #UkrainianEasterEgg #BabasBeeswax #JoanBrander

 

Friday, 22 April 2022

Today is Earth Day

Every year on April 22nd we celebrate Earth Day. I love this image published in Nasha Doroha on January 28, 2008. Lets enjoy it again to be reminded to work together to keep our earth healthy and safe.


Thursday, 21 April 2022

Ask Us Anything About Pysanky – technique

Tools, technique, tradition and more . . . . ask us anything about pysanky. To share our knowledge, our team of experts at www.babasbeeswax.com draws on not only our heritage, but also over 30 years teaching pysanky to all ages and levels of experience since 1991. Today's dialogue is on technique.

Question  – What is the purpose of beeswax?

Answer – The beeswax resists the colour of the dye that the egg is put into; hence the term "wax-resist".

We believe that pysanky is fun and we embrace “Panya Pysanka”, our cool, hip, and whimsical mascot character. See her here in our “Ask Us Anything About Pysanky” post and elsewhere on social media to see how we promote pysanky.

 


#PanyaPysanka #AskUsAnything #JoanBrander #BabasBeeswax

Ask Us Anything About Pysanky – technique

Tools, technique, tradition and more . . . . ask us anything about pysanky. To share our knowledge, our team of experts at www.babasbeeswax.com draws on not only our heritage, but also over 30 years teaching pysanky to all ages and levels of experience since 1991. Today's dialogue is on technique.

Question  – Why shouldn’t I practice on a piece of paper with my kistka?

Answer – Paper has fibres, and fibres can collect in the tip of your kistka, causing a blockage.

We believe that pysanky is fun and we embrace “Panya Pysanka”, our cool, hip, and whimsical mascot character. See her here in our “Ask Us Anything About Pysanky” post and elsewhere on social media to see how we promote pysanky.


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#PanyaPysanka #AskUsAnything #JoanBrander #BabasBeeswax

Tuesday, 19 April 2022

Tuesday Tips for pysanky — removing beeswax

Learning pysanky is easy, fun and affordable. Continuing in our bi-weekly series we have Tips and Troubleshooting for eggs, beeswax, kistka, dyes, candles, pencil guidelines, removing beeswax, emptying your eggs, varnishing your pysanky, using a drying board, displaying your pysanky and more . . . .

What’s your learning style? is it listening (we have a podcast “Pysanka Power Podcast”), is it watching (we have a YouTube Channel “Baba’s Beeswax” or “iluvpysanky” with multiple playlists), is it doing (we have a tutorial “Teacher Guide”), is it online (we have digital resources including “ZOOM” meetings), or is it reading (we have unique publications from Canada and elsewhere). We’ve been doing all this and more since 1991 and just celebrated our 30th anniversary!

Today’s tip is about removing beeswax residue. We see user groups all over the internet who could definitely benefit from this tip, because it applies to not only beeswax, but also to unsightly pencil marks. Wipe your egg with a cotton ball or tissue, dabbed in paint thinner or lighter fluid (available from your hardware or convenience store). You can also do this with discretion using a q-tip, at any step of the dyeing process.

Our team has you covered. You can trust the experts at Baba’s Beeswax.com. Our Mission is to provide you with everything you need to make beautiful pysanky the traditional way from pysanky supplies and kits to workshops and books. Our Vision is 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!

 


#BabasBeeswax #TuesdayTipsAndTroubleshooting #PysankySupplies

Monday, 18 April 2022

The royal crown of pysanky

Creative designs from Baba’s Pysanky Boutique – the royal crown of pysanky. God save the pysanka! No words are needed to elevate your status of pysanka royalty to king, queen, prince or princess in this charming Royal Crown of Pysanky Collection of face masks, apparel (more than just T-shirt), gifts and novelty items for your home or office (greeting cards, mugs, etc.).  Express your royalty by wearing apparel in this Collection. This unique design is also featured on a variety of gifts and novelty items.

See the Collection here. https://www.cafepress.ca/babaspysankyboutique/17296701








#CafePress #pysanky #UkrainianEasterEgg #BabasBeeswax #JoanBrander

Sunday, 17 April 2022

The great gift of pysanky is hope

Here's an update on Bev Bakka's Stand With Ukraine Pysanky Workshop Fundrasier:

Drum roll...... $1145 went to the following humanitarian charities:

  • Red Cross
  • Doctors Without Borders
  • Amnesty International
  • Ukrainian Foundation

We sold Stand With Ukraine Pysanky Kits, hosted one workshop, two smaller informal get-togethers, and enjoyed being sponsored by Babas Beeswax. I am sold out of the kits/kitskas and so if you want to order pysanky supplies, you can contact Joan at www.babasbeeswax.com. I don't think I have ever met anyone with more skill and knowledge about Ukrainian Pysanky than Joan, not to mention supporting a local business that provides quality service and products. Thanks to the Klahanie Canoe Club strata and the caretaker, Benoit, and the staff, Mery. We could not have done it without you. Once again, well done everyone! Make Pysanky – Not War. 



Saturday, 16 April 2022

Pysanka Power Podcast – Types of Ukrainian Decorated Eggs

Pysanka Power Podcast: Episode 6. Types of Ukrainian Decorated Eggs. Have you heard my Pysanka Power Podcast? The pillars of this audio file include tools of the trade, technique, how to’s and DIYs, history & legends, symbolism, and activities just for fun. Discover something different every week here or on your favourite podcast app. Just in time for Easter, today’s topic covers many different types of decorated eggs.

 



https://www.babasbeeswax.com/X-Pysanka%20Power%20Podcast/Types%20of%20Ukrainian%20Decorated%20Eggs.mp3

#PysankaPowerPodcast #BabasBeeswax #JoanBrander

Friday, 15 April 2022

It's Good Friday

May you glow in the light of the candle and breathe in the warmth of the beeswax knowing that you’re as much the instrument as your kistka.

Image ©Heather Stillufson

#PysankaHumour #BabasBeeswax