As you have probably noticed, it has been a year since I updated my Blog. That is because of several factors, the most outstanding being that I wrote a book. Entitled “New Canvases Daily”, it was not only a fun project, but also an amazing process. I had to analyze what I do with duck eggs and how I work. Many of the techniques in the book apply to other types of eggs as well. Here is the jacket blurb:
Many people believe that duck eggs are among the most difficult, if not cantankerous, eggs to use for the art of Pysanky.
Having worked almost exclusively with duck eggs over the past several years, I have come to realize that this reputation is far from accurate.
Like the ducks themselves, these strong, beautiful shells, require patience and gentle handling to be at their best. And, when they are at their best, no egg shell will take dye like a duck egg. The purpose of this book is to share with you my love for these amazing canvases and help you to discover what a delight these shells can be. Along the way, you may also discover the joy of owning these amazing birds who manage to turn a child’s wading pool into a beach party and their daily routine into a celebration of togetherness.
You will learn:
- How to choose the best shells for dyeing
- The best methods for preparing duck egg shells
- Easy methods for blowing out and cleaning all types of eggs
- Dyeing methods that work!
- The “secrets” of how to do advanced processes on duck eggs.
- And, if owning ducks might be right for you.
The book includes an appendix with design how-to’s and dye lists and is illustrated with color photos throughout.
The book is available through me at firstname.lastname@example.org or through www.PysankyUSA.com. It is also carried by www.kootaooma.com. It is not listed on their website yet, but they do have copies and will ship internationally. The book sells for $15.00 plus shipping which varies by vendor and location.