My wonderful weekend involved watching fantasia, a sandwich/psychic reading party, and of course Ukrainian Egg Phase II.
Today the CCC’s came over to my place and got to work on a seriously challenging craft session. Turns out that Ukrainian eggs are majorly (MAJORLY) difficult. It actually brought me back to my days in intro Jewelery at NSCAD. I struggled the entire way through that course, and I was absolutely terrified of the giant buffing machine. I would avoid that thing at all costs. I think I might have even asked a classmate or two if they wouldn’t mind buffing my finished pieces. I wonder sometimes..maybe I am not meant to work on tiny little delicate things. I am not good at making perfect designs and lines. I hate measuring and planing. I am more of a freestyle kind of girl. So maybe that’s why I had such a hard time with these eggs.
I haven’t made Ukranian eggs since I was in fourth grade and I’m pretty sure the egg I made in fourth grade was eight-hundred times better than the eggs I produced today!! I guess when you are trying something so different and new you are bound to make a bajillion+one mistakes!
I lose patience with myself pretty easily if I can’t get it right on the first go. A major shortcoming of mine. I’m workin’ on it!! I think I will force myself to sit down and make more eggs. Things like this are a good test of my patience. I know that someday I will produce a great looking Ukrainian Egg!!
We had some dye trouble, an raw egg exploded in my mouth, and alot of our eggs got burned. Yikes! It was a frustrating kind of fun. Or did I mean to say frustrating, and…kind of fun? Good Sunday afternoon had by all! The chocolates helped ease my crankiness I think.
C’est tout. Weekend complete. Tomorrow I will make a giant omelet.