I enjoyed meeting journalist Michelle Hopkins when she visited my pysanka studio and gallery to do a newspaper article on egging. With both our busy schedules (hers: performing at a local charity event Dancing With The Stars; and mine: spring workshop mania) we agreed to a visit on the weekend. We had a lovely chat—and there was soooooooo much to talk about. Here is a link to her story on Page A17 of the March 14, 2012 edition of The Richmond News.
With the sureness that "you can't believe everything you read", I can point out only a couple of mis-quotes. The statement that I use a "hollow, cooked egg" conjures up a comical image! But I was relieved that the distinction between pysanky and batik-style eggs was clearly made, as pysanky are so often misrepresented in the media and online, and it's so embarrassing and uncomfortable when that happens. And despite a 9-digit phone number instead of a 10-digit one I'm still getting a ton of phone calls and comments. Ditto for the website name which has a typo in it. All in all I'm quite pleased with her story and am as busy as ever. Have you read it?
More later on the resulting workshops.
|Distinction between pysanky eggs and batik-style eggs|
|Photo by Michelle Hopkins|