While the Easter season approaches, and since I know that there are many of you out there who are pulling your wax and dye out this (Holy) week, I’ll take the opportunity to share another wedding gift pysanky egg I made a little while back. This was for another 2012 wedding, that of my sister-in-law, Mandy.
Mandy was married to her Australian sweetheart in Lake Placid, NY. The timing of the day was perfect: there was barely a cloud in the sky and the autumn foliage was visible across mountain ranges as far as the eye could see! Mandy had the fall theme incorporated into her big day, so I had an obvious palette of colors to draw from for my wedding gift to the happy couple.
The lovely bride (photos of the wedding by Tom Semerano):
Mandy selected purple to complement the fall colors – always a solid choice.
The wedding ceremony was in the sweetest little chapel! I loved it.
The design for this one came to me fairly easily, but it did take me some time to work out the combination of leaves.
As in the case of Suki’s egg, the gift was not presented to them until well after their first… and second… anniversaries had come and gone. As one meager excuse, it is difficult to figure out how to present a couple with a fragile gift when they live in Australia!
I hope you eggers out there get to some pysanky during the Triduum, or maybe after, during the Easter season! I’m going to do my best to get some of my own done while the spirit is moving me (I am currently working on a commission, which is very exciting; but I always want to stay on top of the seasonal nature of this craft!)!
Thanks for looking!