Sunday, May 11, 2008

Bibliography on Pysanka released

Richmond pysanka artist recently published About the Pysanka - It is Written! A Bibliography. She did her debut launch of the book in March at the recent Pysanka Symposium in Washington, DC.

Joan kindly agreed to speak with me on Nash Holos about the book and the launch. The interview aired on Easter Sunday (Julian calendar) and is archived here.

I've known Joan for many years ... she is incredibly talented and about the nicest person you could hope to ever know. For years, she has quietly but diligently been spreading the knowledge of the ancient art of pysanka in the local area, doing workshops in schools and shopping malls leading up to the Easter season, putting out her Eggsaminer newsletter, selling pysanka supplies, and creating beautiful pysanky herself.

About the Pysanka is Joan's second book. It's a compilation of the resources she has collected over the years. During our interview, she mentioned that she wrote it because in her years of doing pysanky, she had never come across a comprehensive bibliography of resources, and thought that it would be useful for future (and current!) pysanka enthusiasts.

It's a valuable addition to the library of anyone who creates or even just admires these gorgeous works of art. You can order a copy directly from her, and find out more about Joan and her work, at her website here.

Check it out!

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