Newsletter about Pysanky

What is EGGS-aminer?

In its heyday in the last millennium, EGGS-aminer was the first of-its-kind print newsletter dedicated to pysanky. Today its bits and bytes blast into your fast-paced world in digital form—at a much lower production cost for us and a much reduced retail price for you! Publication began in 1995 and continued to July 2001. EGGS-aminer Newsletter continues to be a valuable resource to readers of all interest levels. To complete your collection, you can still order back issues in digital form. EGGS-aminer is a newsletter dedicated to promoting greater public awareness of Ukrainian Egg Decorating (Pysanky).
  • answers your questions on technique, history and tradition of pysanky
  • calendar of pysanky events and their reviews
  • book reviews
  • color photographs
  • artist profiles
  • letters from readers
  • hot tips
  • advertisers of pysanky supplies
  • much, much more . . . .
Frequency: Published twice a year between 1995 and 2001
Publisher: Bluenose Press
ISSN: 1206-08895

EGGS-aminer Newsletter

dedicated to promoting greater public awareness of Ukrainian Egg Decorating (Pysanky)



Richmond, BC
Bluenose Press
ISSN 1206-08895

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Vol. 7 No. 2 (full color) July 2001
Artist Profile: featuring Joan Brander; Comics: featuring Baby Blues and dyeing eggs; Once Upon An Egg - Books 'n' Things for Learning: featuring Folk Art Magazine and beautiful Trypillian Pysanky in color; Photos and Graphics: watercolor of Pysanky by Marcia Moroz, color photos of Pysanky and more; A Few Legends on the Origins of Pysanky; Pysanka Power: a Schedule of monthly drop-in workshops; Pysanky Tips: invaluable information on eggs and dyes; What People Are Saying: 3 letters from subscribers; Information: British Columbia Ukrainian Cultural Festival
Vol.7 No. 1 (full color) January 2001
Artist Profile: featuring Shelley Hucul; Comics: featuring The Duplex and Easter eggs; Exhibition Review: Ukrainian Showcase 2000 in Vancouver, British Columbia; Once Upon An Egg - Books 'n' Things for Learning: featuring The Birds' Gift by E.Kimmel; Photos and Graphics: Ukrainian Showcase 2000, Shelley Hucul's Pysanky; "Spirit of Spring" watercolor featuring Pysanky; Poems About Pysanky: "Magic of Pysanky"; Pysanka Power: a Schedule of monthly drop-in workshops;Pysanky Tips: discusses various ways to empty your Pysanky with photographs; What People Are Saying: 3 letters from subscribers
Vol.6 No. 2 (full color) July 2000
Artist Profile: featuring Helen Kindrachuk; Comics: Mutts with colorful eggs; Once Upon An Egg - Books 'n' Things for Learning: featuring Now That's An Egg! by H.Glebe with color photograph; Photos and Graphics: Helen Kindrachuk's colorful Pysanky; Poems About Pysanky: "On Easter Day"; Pysanka Power: a Schedule of monthly drop-in workshops; Pysanky Tips: how to get beautiful results the very first time! What People Are Saying: 3 letters from subscribers; Information: Ukrainian Showcase 2000: A Festival of Cultural Exhibits, History, Food, Song & Dance
Vol.6 No.1 (full color) January 2000
Artist Profile: featuring Janet Tilbe; Comics: featuring the Easter eggs antics in Gasoline Alley; Exhibition Review: The Pysanka Festival Story: Vegreville, Alberta; Once Upon An Egg - Books 'n' Things for Learning: featuring Decorative Eggs by C.Manroe with color photograph; Photos and Graphics: Janet Tilbe's Pysanky; Poems About Pysanky: "Ukrainian Easter Baskets"; Pysanka Power: a Schedule of monthly drop-in workshops; What People Are Saying: 6 letters from subscribers; Information: Canadian National Ukrainian Festival, Dauphin, Manitoba
Vol.5 No. 1 (full color) January 1999
Artist Profile: featuring Ginny Barkman; Calendar of Egg-vents: a listing of local, national and international Egg Decorating shows, displays, demonstrations and workshops in 1999; Comics: April's Easter questions in For Better or for Worse; Exhibition Review: British Columbia Ukrainian Cultural Festival in Langley; Once Upon An Egg - Books 'n' Things for Learning: featuring Ukrainian Egg Decoration: A Holiday Tradition by A.Stalcup with color photograph; Photos and Graphics: Ginny Barkman's Pysanky; Poems About Pysanky: "Pysanka: Icon of the Universe"; Pysanka Power: a Schedule of monthly drop-in workshops; What People Are Saying: 5 letters from subscribers
Vol.4 No. 2 (full color) July 1998
Exhibition Reviews: "Beauty of the Eggshell" Pacific Northwest Decorated Egg Show, Tacoma, Washington, with color photographs; Once Upon An Egg - Books 'n' Things for Learning: reviews of three fiction books for children, all featuring Pysanky; Photos and Graphics: Pysanky at Buckingham Palace and photos of Egg Show; Pysanka Palette: eggs-ploring the various techniques of removing beeswax; Poems About Pysanky: "This Was The Day! A Ukrainian Easter Story"; Pysanka Power: a Schedule of monthly drop-in workshops; What People Are Saying: 2 letters from subscribers; Of Pysanka and Prairie: Pysanka Festival '98 in Vegreville, Alberta and other happenings
Vol.4 No. 1 (full color) January 1998
Calendar of Egg-vents: a listing of local, national and international Egg Decorating shows, displays, demonstrations and workshops in 1998; Once Upon An Egg - Books 'n' Things for Learning: reviews of Decorating Eggs: Exquisite Designs With Wax & Dye by J.Pollak and Ostrich Pysanky: Decorating Ostrich Eggs the Ukrainian Way by N.Perchyshyn; Photos and Graphics: colorful bleached Pysanky; Pysanka Palette: eggs-ploring the technique of bleaching; Poems About Pysanky: "Pysanky"; Pysanka Power: a Schedule of monthly drop-in workshops; What People Are Saying: 3 letters from subscribers; Of Monasteries and Mysteries: Mark Humphries talks about his Pysanky Experiences in Romania
Vol.3 No. 2 (full color) July 1997
Calendar of Egg-vents: a listing of local, national and international Egg Decorating shows, displays, demonstrations and workshops in 1998; Comics; featuring Heathcliff and dyeing eggs; Exhibition Reviews: Pamela Williams' review of Pacific Northwest Decorated Egg Show, Portland, Oregon (June 20, 1997); Once Upon An Egg - Books 'n' Things for Learning: Mark Humphreys reviews Sixty Score of Easter Eggs by Z.Elyjiw; Passport to Egg-venture: places to discover and explore rich and unique collections of Pysanky around the world; Color Photo; Pysanka Palette: exploring colors and their meanings; Poems About Pysanky: "Kistka"; Pysanka Power: a Schedule of monthly drop-in workshops; What People Are Saying: 2 letters from subscribers; Information: Canada's National Ukrainian Festival, Pysanka Contest 1997; classifieds and business cards
Vol.3 No. 1 (full color) January 1997
Ask the Eggs-perts: information on electric kistka and very young children making Pysanky; Calendar of Egg-vents: a listing of local, national and international Egg Decorating shows, displays, demonstrations and workshops in 1997; Comics; featuring Baby Blues and Easter eggs; Exhibition Reviews: International Egg Decorating Competition; Pysanka '96, Vegreville Alberta; Once Upon An Egg - Books 'n' Things for Learning: where to find resource material on Pysanky; Passport to Egg-venture: places to discover and explore rich and unique collections of Pysanky around the world; Color Photo; Pysanka Palette: exploring symbols and their meanings; Pysanka Power: a Schedule of monthly drop-in workshops; What People Are Saying: 4 letters from subscribers
Vol.2 No. 2 (full color) July 1996
Ask the Eggs-PERTs: information on varnish and how to achieve straight lines; Calendar of Egg-vents: a listing of local, national and international Egg Decorating shows, displays, demonstrations and workshops in 1996; Comics: featuring The Family Circus dyeing eggs; Egg-ventures in Learning - Beyond the Blackboard: workshops for teachers; Exhibition Reviews: Pysanka 96, Vegreville Alberta; Once Upon An Egg - Books 'n' Things for Learning: includes information on the internet; Photos and Graphics: black and white line drawing and photo; Pysanka Power: a Schedule of monthly drop-in workshops; Information: Pysanka Roll at the White House
Vol. 2 No. 1 (black and white) January 1996
Ask the Eggs-PERTs: information on bleaching, Trypillian eggs, "orange wash", pastel colors and blue/green accents; Calendar of Egg-vents: a listing of local, national and international Egg Decorating shows, displays, demonstrations and workshops in 1996; Comics: featuring Herman and his ostrich egg, and Wizard of Id and his Easter egg dilemma; Eggs-pressions - A Glossary of egg decorating terms: defining "kistka", "bleaching", "Trypillian" and "orange wash"; Egg-ventures in Learning - Beyond the Blackboard: what Pysanky Workshops will do for teachers and students; Once Upon An Egg - Books 'n' Things for Learning; Photos and Graphics: black and white line drawing; Pysanka Power: a Schedule of monthly drop-in workshops; "Just in Time for Easter", traditional workshops
Vol.1 No. 1 (black and white) July 1995
Calendar of Egg-vents: a listing of Ukrainian Egg Decorating Workshops, Demonstrations and Displays in 1995; Egg-ventures in Learning - Beyond the Blackboard: a classroom activity for teachers; Once Upon An Egg - Books 'n' Things for Learning; Photos and Graphics: black and white line drawing; Pysanka Power: a Schedule of monthly drop-in workshops; "Capture the Spirit of Christmas", First Annual Holiday Design Pysanka Workshop

About the Editor

Pysanka expert and best-selling author Joan Brander is an artist, author, instructor and lecturer who is at the forefront of preserving one of the great traditions of all time. Since learning the age-old tradition that was passed down through the generations from her grandmother whom she called "Baba", she has been passionate about advancing the culture and history of pysanky. She loves sharing her skills and knowledge and has been teaching Ukrainian egg decorating to kids of all ages since 1991.

An ancient legend says that as long as pysanky are being made, evil shall not prevail over good in the world. Joan is committed to saving the world . . . . one pysanka at a time.

Select this link for her biography and accomplishments. Select our Contact Us link to contact or connect with her.

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#1 Vol 1 No 1 July 1995
#2 Vol 2 No 1 January 1996
#3 Vol 1 No 2 July 1996
#4 Vol 3 No 1 January 1997
#5 Vol 3 No 2 July 1997
#6 Vol 4 No 1 January 1998
#7 Vol 4 No 2 July 1998
#8 Vol 5 No 1 January 1999
#9 not published
#10 Vol 6 No 1 January 2000
#11 Vol 6 No 2 July 2000
#12 Vol 7 No 1 January 2001
#13 Vol 7 No 2 July 2001
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