Featured Artist, Prairie Harvest Pysanky

Pysanky is a Ukrainian Easter egg, decorated using beeswax and dyes. The word comes from the verb pysaty, “to write”, as the designs are not painted on, but written with beeswax. Pysanka is often taken to mean any type of decorated egg, but it specifically refers to an egg created by the written-wax method and utilizing traditional folk motifs and designs.

PoCo Inspired: Tell us a bit about yourself
Prairie Harvest Pysanky: I grew up on the family farm north of Gilbert Plains, Manitoba. I came to Winnipeg in 1987 to attend Scientific School of Beauty and was in the hair and nail industry for 24 years, in that time I became an LCN nail educator. I now work at Access Credit Union in Stonewall the last 12 years. I am married and have three beautiful fur babies.