Reflecting back, I realized that it was creating pysanky that started this blog, albeit indirectly. For those of you unaware of the tradition, pysanky are Ukrainian decorated eggs. The word means “to write”, and each egg is a written prayer in symbol form. I have written eggs since I was a child, as I grew up in a Ukrainian family and community, but last year I was inspired by the wax that is used to create them with…and Creating a Leaf Creature was born. I’ve decided to honor those roots this year…both of my family and of my blog!
So, I’ve gotten started on writing pysanky early this year…and I have a couple of elves that are going to help me distribute them around the city over Easter weekend. Because there can never be too much wonder in the world!
Speaking of wonder, I’m AMAZED and incredibly grateful with how well my Kickstarter campaign in going! It’s only four days in and already over 65% funded! If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s a children’s book about a lovable, community minded transgender dragon called The Secret Wish of Dragon H. Please feel free to share it far and wide to help create acceptance the world over!