Pysanky or Ukrainian Easter Eggs are an ancient folk art from the Ukraine. They are created on real eggshells by alternating the application of hot beeswax applied with a stylus or writing pen called a kistka and dipping in dyes of progressively darker shades. The traditional symbols and colours each have different meanings. The last step is to remove the wax with a candle flame to reveal the beautiful design hidden beneath.
So Jeo takes great pride in her original designs that come from her life experiences and imagination. Nature is one of her greatest inspirations and you will often see flowers, birds and other beautiful elements that are found right from her own backyard. Her art conveys the intensity, passion and dedication that she puts into each wondrous pysanka.
Her eggs have been sold to private galleries and collections in Canada, the US and Australia. So Jeo is an active member of the International Egg Art Guild (IEAG) and has had photos of her eggs published in “A Showcase of Decorated Eggs” as well as a self-published photo album of some of her earlier works. In 2008 she had the honour of being the Featured Artist in the Egg Artistry Guild of Australia Inc., Quarterly Magazine and this year she was the Featured Artist in the International Egg Art Guild Magazine's April issue.
Enjoy the work of So Jeo LeBlond!