Ukrainian Easter egg writing is an ancient art that goes back to pagan times. An art form that my wife Hanusia has been passionate about since she was a little girl and learned at her mother's knees on how to write "pysanky" It takes a very steady hand and an extremely fine eye as well as the ability to think in the Batik style. ie. you start with a white egg and with a fine pointed stylus dipped in wax you cover the white egg with a design you wish to come out as white in the end. The egg is then dipped in yellow dye...and then you write with the melted wax stylus - what you wish to come out as yellow colour and so on....until the last colour - black. The wax is then melted off in the oven and can be polished for display. Here are some this year's writings. Some of you have seen similar postings that I have submitted in years past. Easter is coming and the gift of a pysanka is a wish for fertility, prosperity and new life renewing. Lord of the Rings theme. Anyone read Elvish? Close up of some of the detail Tree of life theme: Hope you like looking at them as much as my wife enjoys making them!