Easter Egg- Part Two

When I begin an egg for pysanky, I might have a general idea of what I want…

Traditional styles… or not.
Traditional colors… or not.
Sometimes I want to try something new.
Like art deco styles…
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Wonderful end designs…
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Amazing bands of art deco swirls and integrated designs.
My plan…
Simple green and white.
No traditional colors ranging from yellow to black.
Green and white.
A bath in the green aniline dye produced a pitiful, sickly, splotchey green egg…  thanks to the storebought egg.
<sigh>
My grand plan had to change.  OK.  Brick color.  I love rust, sable colors, like Lucas… brick red oughta do it.
A long bath in brick dye produced some areas of solid brick color… others the same splotchey look as the green.
<sigh>
OK.
Can I achieve trypillian design?  I decided I could… and picked the spot that had accepted the dye the best.  I covered what brick red I wanted… and sank it into the black dye.
For some reason, splotchiness doesn’t usually appear with black dye.  But what would happen with this egg?  My time investment was fair… and I wanted success because I was so happy with the end designs especially.  I left the egg in the black dye for longer than usual… and finally pulled it out to see.
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Even with the wax still on… I was happy with the result.  I blew the egg out and placed it on my egg rack… and slid it into the oven.
My result when I wiped away the beeswax…
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The bands were adequate…
But the ends…
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The ends were great!
<the hole is where I blew out the egg… and won’t be seen if I put it in an egg holder>
I’m happy!
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So… from repeated failure from what I had envisioned, what I had planned…
came success in trypillian design.
Just a different take, a different view… but the minor adjustment, one not too difficult… had spectacular results.
I should try to remember this lesson in the rest of my life!
Happy Easter!

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