Pysanky for Peace – Australia. A fundraiser for Ukraine.
Over 4 days of Easter, Ukrainian-Australian artist Liesel Zink will be making one Pysanka a day to raise funds for the Ukrainian Crisis Appeal to provide critical humanitarian relief for Ukrainian people and communities affected by the Russian Invasion.
More information and donation page here: https://www.mycause.com.au/p/281086/pysanky-for-peace-australia
WHAT IS PYSANKY:
A Pysanka is a Ukrainian Easter Egg, traditionally gifted to others to demonstrate friendship, well wishes and a desire to protect those against harm. Pysanky (plural) are made over several hours using a wax resistant method. Each intricate pattern, symbol and colour is imbued with a specific meaning.
Liesel’s Ukrainian Aunty who taught her this tradition would host Pysanky making days with her friends every Easter; a space for gentle meditation and friendly chatter. Her family continues to gather to make pysanky each Easter and it is a tradition she will carry with her into the future.
PYSANKY FOR PEACE:
In 2022 Liesel wants to share this tradition with you to raise critical humanitarian aid for Ukrainian people and communities affected by the Russian Invasion.
She will create one Pysanka a day over the 4 days of the Australian Easter. The creation of each Pysanka will be live-streamed and, whoever contributes the largest donation that day will be gifted the Pysanka.
It is believed that while making a Pysanka you are in a meditative state of love, sending your prayers and wishes to those you intend to gift the egg. This year, Liesel will create Pysanky for her friends and family in Ukraine, as well as all Ukrainians around the world, imbuing each egg with love, courage and a desire for peace.
Donation page here: https://www.mycause.com.au/p/281086/pysanky-for-peace-australia
Updates through Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/751940205799238
Pysanky Making Dates: Friday 15th April – Monday 18th April
Beginning of Live Stream: 10am each day, link shared via Facebook page.
Duration of Live Stream: Variable – each Pysanka takes upwards of 3 hours (some have taken 14 hours).