Dalia Bazarienė and Eglė Bazaraitė
Eglė Bazaraitė, Ph.D. Arch., taught workshops on how to color Easter eggs while living in Lisbon during her student years. She brought this habit with her from her childhood home where she and her mother Dalia Bazarienė used to dye and scrape the eggs. Dalia had also been coloring Easter eggs since childhood, and she began sharing her knowledge teaching the art of egg coloring when she became a member of the Lithuanian Folk Artists Union in 1982. Later, Dalia was granted with the national status of Artist. Her Easter eggs are preserved at the National Museum of Lithuania.
More than just showing off their artistic Easter eggs, Eglė and Dalia want to share their experience and knowledge to motivate everyone to find their own personal and unique way of coloring and decorating Easter eggs, and to pass this knowledge from generation to generation.
The ritual of Easter egg coloring gathers family and friends, and it brought together Eglė and Dalia for this book, too. In this book, beyond the symbolism of signs, prints, and colors, the authors share their egg coloring stories as well. Yet the main focus is the unique technique of coloring and a constant search for one’s very own style.
Savas margutis is the third book by Dalia Bazarienė about Lithuanian folk customs. In 2000, she published a manual Mūsų rankdarbiai (Our Handicrafts), and in 2013, both authors introduced the book Pynimas iš vytelių (Wicker Weaving).
Neringa Rekasiute is an artist, photographer, activist and poet from Lithuania. Neringa started her career as a fashion photographer while studying in London. Becoming disillusioned with the fashion industry, she turned her gaze towards nudity, and in particular female sexuality, creating her own distinctive style of women finding themselves in nature.
Neringa is also a co-founder of the grassroots feminist movement Women SPEAK. She has become well-known around the world for projects that raised socially sensitive questions concerning gender equality, domestic and sexual violence and human rights. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, the Huffington Post, Dazed & Confused, Vanity Fair Italia, Wonderland and many more.
How to Swim Through Pain is her first book of poetry. The author has been writing poetry since she fell in love with William Blake’s work.
Bea Johnson and her family adopted a zero waste lifestyle a decade ago; their household produces a mere pint of trash per year. With her blog and bestseller Zero Waste Home (translated in 20+ languages, #1 on Amazon waste category), Bea initiated a global movement and continues to inspire a growing community to live simply and take a stance against needless waste. Her methodology is based on 5R's: “Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot, and only in that order”. She shatters misconceptions, proving that zero waste can not only be stylish, but also lead to significant health benefits, and time and money savings. She speaks at universities, corporate events and conferences all over the globe, including Google, Pixar, Adobe, TEDx, the European Parliament and the United Nations. She has completed eleven international tours and given talks in 35+ countries on 6 continents. She has appeared on TV shows and in publications everywhere, including The Today Show and People Magazine. Passionate and optimist, she was dubbed "The Priestess of Waste-Free Living" by the New York Times and is the leading spokesperson for the zero waste lifestyle. She is a Grand Prize winner of The Green Awards, and a French native who currently lives in Mill Valley, California.