Doodling and drawing have been my hobbies since I outgrew coloring
books. I began doodling on notebooks in middle school, then progressed
to creating intricate colored geometric patterns with colored
pencils and compass when introduced to this tool in a math class.
After receiving a bachelor's degree in English Literature from
the University of Chicago, I went to work as a secretary and began
serious doodling again, using a drafting pen and colored pencils.
Eventually I decided to try the technique on eggshells, though
exactly what prompted this urge remains a mystery.
I find that the egg is a perfect and intriguing form for transforming
two-dimensional art into an interesting three-dimensional object.
Having progressed through a number of techniques and styles over
the years, I tend to repeat several of my favorites because creating
them is such a pleasant activity. However, I constantly
create new designs and try new materials, and I
enjoy working with ideas from people who commission eggs with
specific design elements.
I also find it fascinating to see how others have transformed
the egg shape with their own visions, and how ancient styles continue
to be popular while new themes and methods evolve.