Amy Romanczuk is a folk artist living in Charleston, SC. A licensed The Wheel of Time™ artist from 2014-2019, she uses pysanky and pysanky-inspired design to interpret her world view. Her works can be found in several galleries, the Kolomyia Museum in Ukraine, and online at czukart.com. Patterns of the Wheel (Tor, 2016), her second coloring book, depicts motifs from The Wheel of Time books, drawn in her distinct folk art style.
Writing pysanky is the traditional folk art of decorating eggs. It has been handed down through generations for millennia. The word pysanky stems from the Ukrainian word “to write". Pysanky are considered to be written thoughts using a combination of wax-resist and dye to convey symbols and colors, rather than painted. Each pysanka carries a one of a kind message of hope and good wishes. Though often now associated with Easter, pysanky are for all of life's events, made for special occasions, or to transmit special wishes or prayers. The symbols and colors all contain meaning, representing life: wishes of hope, health, prosperity, safety, and blessings. Legend has it that as long as pysanky are written, goodness will prevail over evil throughout the world.
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