Pysanka (Ukrainian Eggs) Photo Credit: WaterFire Sharon

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"When we arrived in Sharon to help out with their first WaterFire lighting on August 3, 2013, we had an opportunity to explore the town and take in all the special exhibits they had created.

One that caught my eye was a tree decorated with hundreds of gorgeous pysanky - Ukrainian Easter Eggs. Being a pysanka "writer" myself, I was surprised and intrigued at seeing them. The eggs are inscribed or written by hand with each writer creating an original symbolic language. I introduced myself to Carol (nee Worona) Novosel, who had written those pysanky, several hundred of them! Naturally, we talked "shop" about the traditional designs we write and our techniques and so on.