I began writing pysanky as a girl of 12, my mother took me to I learn from a gentleman at our Ukrainian Center...my love for pysanky began that day. My Pysanky for Ukraine is Written with the Intention for Peace and Unity in Ukraine"-A broad side "band" using the ancient "star pattern".The band means eternal harmony. The star signifying success. I used more than four color dyes on the goose egg. This combination of colors represents protection, family, peace and love.