"The Joy?"...you say
Yes indeed... there was heaps of Joy involved in my Sugar pulling and blowing experiences.... I'm not going to lie; I'm not exactly in the best of moods recently. I wish I could be blogging more 'happy' posts... but too much has been going through my mind.. and I guess there's lots for me to be anxious about in my life.It would be awesome if Su could be enthusiastic and cheerful all the time; but I suppose the wall of reality smacks me in the face every so often.
I'm excited; scared; grateful and disappointed all at the same time. About what? ... well; despite how this is my 'journal' there really are some things I find too personal to speak about here. I love sharing my thoughts with everyone; but I'm sure you all don't want to listen to a whiner either! hehe. "Just a bunch of cry-babies", Chef Ewald would usually say in his charming Swiss accent.
I sometimes wish I was in class all times of the day. In class, where I knew what I was doing; where I learnt new amazing things from my Chefs and where I was in my own little corner space... safe to play with my pieces of sugar and free to mess up as much as I liked. Don't we all have fun places we go to in our minds where we blow a bubble; step in and forget about the ugly world around us? Where you have 100% concentration on doing what you like?
For me; that's our sugar blowing class.
It requires all your attention when you make these hot and fragile sugar pieces...and it's so easy to get distracted; break a piece; snap something off or pop a bubble right through! and trust me... your heart breaks every time you see a perfect looking piece crack down the center.
Sure~ it hurts my fingers... burns like a ***** too... but the sensation and satisfaction is definitely worth every bit of it.
I've been facing out the world lately in my little sugar corner; Chef Ewald occasionally pop's in to see how I'm doing to help correct my techniques...and Chef James' 2 cents worth on my display is always very much appreciated as well. All other intruders are not welcomed in my happy place. Hell~I have damn itching and stinging HivES all over my face and I'm able to ignore scratching them while having hot sugar in my hands! *sigh* yea.. contact dermatitis the doctor says.. I say it's an evil itch making me look like a monster! ... *sob*
Well; I'm off .... will leave you pictures of my blown and moulded sugar pieces...Hope I'll be feeling better tomorrow; ..flying off to California in the afternoon.
....I'm graduating soon... not sure if I'm ready to celebrate yet..
...I'm not even sure what I meant by saying that..
It could just very well be a random thought it my head.
*laughs* ...sigh.. Su oh Su.. They don't call me Queen of 'Over Analysis' for nothing~ *grin*