Pysanka Power Podcast

Pysanka Power Podcast

By Joan Brander
Discover the magic of pysanky Ukrainian Easter eggs made the traditional way with beeswax and dyes. Each Saturday, join pysanka expert Joan Brander, a Canadian artist, author, instructor and lecturer as she shares her cultural knowledge and experience developed over the decades. Hear about the history and learn the technique of these beautiful decorated eggs.

Whether you’re a beginner or have a seasoned passion for pysanky, this podcast is for you.
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Types of Ukrainian Decorated Eggs
If you're still sitting on the fence and not sure if writing pysanky is for you, or if the clock is just running out before Easter, here's some other methods you can try.
12:07
April 17, 2019
The Technique of Using Pencil Guidelines for Pysanky
Even the most experienced egg artists use pencil lines as a framework to maintain geometric balance. This episode gives how to's, pointers, and troubleshooting problems and solutions.
10:02
April 13, 2019
Traditional Pysanky Symbols — Geometric Patterns
In this episode we discuss how symbols are used, the categories of pysanky symbols, some examples, and what they mean.  
13:15
April 9, 2019
All About Pysanky Dyes
An overview of one of the essential tools for writing pysanky—it’s all about dyes. This episode covers which colours to choose, how to prepare your dyes, how to store them, how long they’ll last, tips for using colour in your designs, troubleshooting problems and solutions, and where to purchase pysanky dyes. 
13:37
March 27, 2019
The Ancient Origins of Pysanky and Stories Told About Them
In this second episode we’ll glimpse into the ancient roots of pysanky. I’ll share some legends and stories originating when life moved to the rhythm of nature and where everything revolved around myths and rituals.
10:49
March 20, 2019
The Essentials of Pysanky Ukrainian Easter Eggs
In this inaugural episode I'll go through the essentials of pysanky Ukrainian Easter eggs, what supplies you'll need to get started and why you need them.
12:44
March 16, 2019