Sunday 3 February 2013
I finally decided to stop procrastinating ( the real word is ' lazy' of course but it sounds too harsh describing myself like that !) and start somewhere from when I left off.
So many events and happenings have taken place and it would be a shame if I did not put in a word or two of my 2 cents worth... oh.....that's too cheap......even if it is a figure of speech. Let's say my 10 cents worth........lol
I had for sometime now stopped giving decorative painting classes and was more into baking , specifically wedding cakes.... one of my other passions..... ( I have many, as you would know by now if you had been following me ...... ) Weddings cakes are not your usual home-baked cakes with a slap of icing. They are time-consuming and painstaking to do, especially the cake tiers, symmetry and the floral decorations . I don't use ready made flower decorations but mould them myself and paint them with food colors right through the wee hours of the morning. Then, there is the colour combination and customers' personalised instructions, themes, etc.
Let me share with you, one of my many interesting episodes on this - One time, one of my customers insisted on looking at my collection of decorative painting pieces which I kept and told me the exact shade of colour she wanted. She added so many details with this flower and that motif and that netting and this icing . Worse still, she rang me up frequently and changed her colours and flowers. The icing on the cake, pun intended, of course , was after all the countless discussions and incessant calls, she started to haggle over the pricing. Now, wasn't that too much ? Ha ! I finally lost my cool and told her to do the cake herself ! Served her right, don't you agree ?
Well, that was one of my many encounters in my baking ' department '. Looking back, it sounds hilarious but at that time, it was pure torture ! Ha..ha...ha... part of my learning curve lah !
Anyway, I have started to teach painting again and hopefully will continue to keep my blog updated with pictures in due time.
That's all for now and thank you , readers, for staying with me.....
Happy reading and painting and doing whatever you are doing
Sunday 3 February 2013