November 24, 2011

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Back from obscurity.

September 14, 2010

Still in New Zealand as last reported. We’re in the process of applying for residence; husband has a steady job and I am steadily making art (while still keeping one eye out for part-time job positions, because a pittance more helps).

Just wanted to revive this site to reveal a milestone in my pysanky-writing career: I’ve done my first ostrich eggshell (base material courtesy of the Wellington Zoo gift shop).

Post labour

It took nearly 20 hours to complete, four times as long as an average chicken egg; I timed it according to the runtime of the TV series I watched on DVD, while hunched in concentration on the floor for hours at a stretch.

This thought apparently horrifies some people, but it occurred to me upon completion that I might carve it up with my Dremel and making pendants and earrings out of the pieces as I’ve seen some people do. Friends have dared me to try and sell it whole on Etsy, so that’s what I’m aiming to do. At first.

Of black swans and meat pies.

February 27, 2010

Still in New Zealand, will probably last at least a year now that husband has found work. Nearly Easter so it’s time I geared up to write more pysanky. I’m debating starting another blog, to represent the divide between my previous life north of the equator and my current one down south. I’ve already signed onto, which seems to be more popular that Etsy down here. More thoughts later, it’s night time and I need some herbal tea to wind down.


January 12, 2010

Haven’t updated in a while, partly because I haven’t done much on the art front, but mostly because my partner and I picked up and moved across an ocean to spend a year abroad in New Zealand. Will have more to say once we’re more settled.

Etsy update.

November 22, 2009

2009 Thanksgiving Update!

This month, give thanks for my hoarding tendencies! For I have more flea-market jewelry than I will ever wear, and more beads and other supplies than I’ll ever put to use! So look for some new-to-you items under the Destash section! 😀

Also, in regards to items I actually put effort into, I am now offering some of my felt-lined hollow books, plus a special blend of herbal tea that I hope you’ll all enjoy!

And as always, traditional and original pysanky, plus some diverting paintings to liven up the home!

Due to their fragile nature, eggs must ship Priority Mail. US and Canada only, for now. Paintings, jewelry and books go first class anywhere!

More items are always being added! Stay tuned, and thanks for looking! 🙂

Cor Ardens by corardens on Etsy.


October 1, 2009

Once again, I will be vending my pysanky at the Slavic Festival in Saratoga. Details here:

Oil on velvet!

August 29, 2009

I’d heard mixed ideas (some say Leeteg did it, some say it doesn’t last), but looks good so far!


Newest velvet, another Haeckel tribute.

July 27, 2009


Latest velvet: the inimitable Steve Jobs.

July 15, 2009

Steve Jobs

Art show!

May 5, 2009

My jellyfish on black velvet is on display at West Valley College along with other student works until May 10th! 🙂 :happy dance: