Wednesday, January 26, 2011


This ostrich egg was carved for an "eggart" version of a card swap. There is nothing added to the surface of the egg ... it is a relief carving and the depth is an illusion.

This bloodhound egg is one of my favorites.  The dog in the carving was a K-9 officer that was killed in a fire.  A truly heartbreaking story.  His name was Teddy and I called this egg "Sweet Teddy."

The next few eggs are emu eggs.   With the exception of the butterfly (which has glitter), there is no paint on the eggs.  The colors are achieved by carving through the layers of the shell.

Here are some Christmas ornaments.  These are primarily goose eggs, but the smaller eggs are duck.

Carved Eggs

Since the title of my blog is Eggstraordinary Art, I suppose it is only fitting that I put pictures of my eggs on here well.

This ostrich egg took first place in the experienced filigree category, as well as Best in Show in an international eggshell carving contest  I couldn't begin to calculate how many hours this took.  

It is really hard to photograph, but if you look carefully, you can see that individual jigsaw puzzle pieces were drawn all around the egg and then cut out.  What is left is what would have been the lines of a jigsaw puzzle.  I'm afraid to move it. *grin*


My very first card

My boss's mother passed away a couple of weeks ago.  This is the sympathy card I made for him.  It's amazing the things you see in pictures that you don't see when you are looking at the actual card.

If you look at the upper left hand corner in the next picture you will see that this paper was actually for a football scrapbook page.  It is sort of an inside joke ... during football season whenever he would call her they would talk football, completely leaving their spouses out of the conversation.  So the football was intentional and, I hoped, almost not noticed.


Sunday, January 2, 2011

This is my first attempt at a blog so please be patient.  I am an egg artist and the work I do is primarily carving.  As I get to know the world of blogging I will post updates.  If you have any questions about carving eggshells I will be happy to answer them and if I don't know the answer I will try to point you in the right direction.