Pysanky Eggs by Twisted Poppy


Twisted Poppy: As long as I can remember i’ve been making things, (little boats made out of empty margarine containers, crazy lego houses, reproductions of classical paintings with crayons) so I went to art School and I have a BFA in mixed media sculpture and printmaking. While in art school working on my sculptures I seemed to like the extremes of going large or going small so since i’m in a small space, small and handmade is what my etsy shop is all about.

A few years ago I taught myself the ancient artform of Pysanky in order to make my Ukrainian Grandmother a very special 80th birthday gift. I fell in love with the craft and have been addicted to making some of the most creative, vibrant and unusual pysanky eggs you may ever see. Up until 7 months ago I was a slave to the 50+ hour work week in order to pay off my student loans from Art School but then I developed asthma and discovered etsy and this has become my fantastically better and much more rewarding alternative to an unhealthy workaholic lifestyle, and I can be creative again!!


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  1. says

    Absolutely beautiful! You definitly have a talent for Pysanky! I have been making pysanky since I was a little girl. My family would get together every Good Friday at my Baba’s and spend the day creating Ukrainian Easter Eggs! Very fond memories. Still do, but my Baba has passed away and I have moved so it is hard to get together. You are very talented! Nice to see your work!
    Crystal from KIZZ

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