The art and craft of pysanky

Me on TV???

I am a “behind the scenes” person by nature.  I do not like being the center of attention.  And that sentiment goes a long way back.  In second grade I remember vividly a time when our classroom ended up with an extra red rubber ball after recess one day.  My teacher asked for a volunteer to return it to the neighboring classroom and everyone jumped up waving arms ecstatically in the air.  That is, everyone except me.  I sat quietly with hands folded thinking, ”Why would anyone want to go and do that?”  Sister Mary Vincent settled the class down and then imagine my shock when she called on me.  I began quaking in my saddle shoes as she handed me the ball.  I can still feel the terror of leaving the safety of my classroom to walk that long hallway, knock on the door and then enter the other classroom, all eyes fixed on me.  Oh the horror!

Given my aversion to the limelight, it’s rather hard to imagine myself on television but that’s what happened on the Friday before Easter.  With just a few days notice Channel 31 Good Day Sacramento’s Cody Stark and his camera man came into my kitchen to highlight my egg art.  Ch31 truckMe on live TV, just like that.  I didn’t have much time beforehand to fret and get nervous which is probably a good thing.  And talking about pysanky and demonstrating the process was easy.  While I can’t exactly call myself a television star, I can at least say,”Want to see me on TV?  Click here.”

2 responses

  1. I just have to say wow!!!
    Let me connect some dots here:
    You shared your art with a local station that leads to a national and international audience through YouTube, despite your fear of public attention.
    Furthermore, the tv crew came into your kitchen where you demonstrated your art on your blue countertops with your blue pendant lights above. (Earlier blog post)
    Your work is fabulous and deserving of praise, and God has stepped into each of these areas if your life to show His glory.
    Wow! Wow! Wow!
    So proud of you!!

    April 15, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    • Oh thank you Cate. I love you and your encouraging words. I can see that God has gently but firmly pushed me a long way from my second grade self…and He’s not done with me yet.

      April 16, 2013 at 6:49 am

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