“Variety” wins Honorable Mention.

Project 52 -Week 14
Theme for this week’s challenge “Variety.”

I am extremely honored.  This week’s image did not only place in the top ten but was worthy of “Honorable Mention.”  I am truly grateful Ellenburg Photography.  You may see all the winners here.

There were so many ideas going through my head this week regarding variety…buttons, patches, flowers, packages of seeds I looked over at the local gardening center but I decided on my Ukrainian Easter eggs.

For many years, each Easter I would get together with a group of good friends to make these beautiful Ukrainian Easter eggs while enjoying a lovely brunch and sipping on Mimosa’s.  You see…it  usually takes anywhere from 2 to 3 hours to create one egg.  Yes…one egg!  I have made about a dozen of these eggs in my lifetime and cherish them.  I have so many wonderful memories of making them.

For those of  you who don’t know the history of the Ukrainian Egg I share this bit of information.  Ukrainian Easter Eggs have been decorated and dyed for centuries, a tradition that has it roots in pre-Christian Eastern Europe.  The designs on the Ukrainian eggs celebrate spring and also stand for protection, symbolize fertility, honor nature and ensure good fortune.

Here is a brief video of how to make these eggs.  Have you made your Easter eggs yet?  Perhaps give this method a try.  Wishing you all a truly Blessed Easter!
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  • AnitaApril 7, 2012 - 11:14 am

    Beautiful Catherine! Such an eloquent expression of words and
    the beautiful photo. Happy Easter to you & your family as well.ReplyCancel

  • DebbieApril 7, 2012 - 2:23 pm

    I am in awe of all your talents. Your handmade Ukrainian eggs are as beautiful as jewelry.

    Have a wonderful Easter Sunday(:

    Love, DebbieReplyCancel

  • IrelaApril 7, 2012 - 8:06 pm

    Catherine!!! Congrats on your Honorable Mention! Well deserved my friend… 🙂 🙂 Gorgeous photo beautiful poem. 🙂 🙂 🙂ReplyCancel

  • JoniApril 8, 2012 - 9:15 am

    Hi Catherine,
    Those eggs are a work of art! You are so talented!
    We hope your family has a blessed Easter.ReplyCancel

  • RoseApril 9, 2012 - 7:01 am

    Catherine – Mom told me about the eggs. They are beautiful. You must have patience to paint those. RoseReplyCancel

  • asmplelifeApril 9, 2012 - 9:55 pm

    Those eggs are absolutely beautiful! So talented you are!ReplyCancel

  • asmplelifeApril 9, 2012 - 9:56 pm

    Those eggs are so beautiful. So talented, you are! Hmm… that sounds like something Yoda would say =]ReplyCancel

  • Terry LynnApril 12, 2012 - 1:26 pm

    So beautiful!! Love the prayer…thank you for sharing it! You could definately sell Easter Cards!ReplyCancel