These three images show different views of the same group of pysanky
(Easter eggs). They were written between 1969 and the mid-70's by
Mary Koleski. One can tell that these are her pysanky because she
signed them with her initials (MK) and a tryzub (trident) and dated them
with the year. She was able to get such fine lines because she wrote
these using a "straight pen". This was a fountain pen, made to be
dipped in an inkwell, which she got from the school department. This
type of pen would be comparable to a fine-tipped Speedball.
Mary Koleski was a parishoner of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic
Church in Fall River, Massachusetts. She passed away several years
ago, but her skills as a pysanka writer are still admired.