On Wednesday March 12th, Roman Seniuk will be presenting his Ukrainian Easter Eggs, a fitting activity for this time right before Ostara. Containing Traditional folk designs from Eastern European zPagan beliefs, they are the continuation of a tradition that predates Christianity in the region. He will be not only speaking about his work, but shall also be featuring some of his egg creations on site.
As versatile as he is talented, his works
"range from the traditional Chicken and Goose to Ostrich. He has even created Pysanky from the delicate Quail egg."
Though inspired by the eggs he saw in the church, the tradition he is keeping alive contains universal themes such as the sun, the universe, the cycle of life, and more. You can find his eggs on his site at http://romanseniuk.tripod.com. He lives in Detroit, so he is local talent.
The presentation will be held at the Warren Civic Center Conference room, next to the Warren Civic Center Library, located at 1 City Square, Warren. It begins at 6:00 pm and requires preregistration. If you are interested, please call 586-574-4564.
For those who wish to try their hand at it, a helpful guide can be found at LearnPysanky.com. It contains a supply list and a full regimen of instructions. Designs and helpful hints will have you designing in no time.
If you are considering incorporating this art in your Pagan Homeschooling Curriculum, this is a great opportunity for cultural education. There is even a wonderful little book called "Nina's Treasures" by Stefan Czernecki. In it, a hen begins laying amazingly colorful eggs when fed flower seeds. Eventually, this saves the day.
Looking for a local Pagan activity for the family? Later this month, Pagan Pathways Temple shall be holding the Carnival of Wonders at the Hazel Park Recreation Center on March 22nd. It promises to be a great time for young and old.