I should be writing. I should be sorting out my house. Lots of “shoulds.” But I don’t feel like doing any of it on this rainy and windy day.
Some of you know I love to carve pumpkins:
I get slightly obsessed with projects and can’t seem to stop. “It could be better.” “Oh, THAT would be cool!” You get the jist.
But now, in the time of Covid, I am taking a more relaxed approach. Just wing it and see how it goes. Sometimes this space is where I become the most creative.
Anyway, here is my rainy day project: Batik Eggs.
- Blow out the egg (I use a small drill bit.)
- Melt wax.
- Use brushes, string, stamps, etc. to paint anything you would like to stay white.
- Dip the egg in the lightest color.
- Repeat the process of waxing and then dying. Drying the egg after each dip. Build to the darkest color.
- When you think you are done, place the egg in the micro for a few secs just until the wax softens and begins to melt. (This is the best part; the reveal!)
- Take your egg out and wipe it free of wax. It will be glossy and the colors will pop!
- If you want, you can Modge Podge the egg to preserve it.
On the writing front, I am nearly finished with Crazy for the Countess, and I am working on Daft for the Duke. Better get to it!