International  Egg Art Guild  


Geetika Bansal

When my older daughter was born, we were recommended to Lizzie's Daycare run by Elizabeth Ligsay in San Jose, CA. One of the first things to catch my eye when we visited her home were the two glass cabinets filled with beautifully carved eggs!!! I had done oil painting, watercolors, sewing, cross-stitch and what not, but EggArt struck me as a medium which could be adapted for any style and skill!

I was immediately intrigued, but it was another 8 years before I made my first egg with Liz! In 2007, my 2 daughters, then 8 and 5yrs spent their summer with Liz and made little finch and goose ornament eggs with her. Their enthusiasm and fascination convinced me to invest into a Power Carver and all the other 'never enough' egging supplies and since then we have made many little exquisite creations ourselves!

Living in the Bay Area of California, the only people I know are Software Engineers like myself and I am a little geographically out from the Northern and Southern California Egg Guilds. So, being a member of IEAG has been our view into this little world and I am very thankful to be a part of this amazing and talented group of unique artists !!!

When I was asked if I would be interested in volunteering to manage the IEAG website, I was initially apprehensive as well as nervous. Not only was the position and demands of the role a new venture, but I also was new to the people I would work with. Two years later, I feel extremely privileged to have had the wonderful opportunity to be part of such an accomplished and driven Board of Directors. The Webmaster role for me has been like a rollercoaster ride, with some very busy times and other quiet weeks there will be rushes of requests come in and then things will settle down for a while. What I have enjoyed most is my interactions with the other members of the Board and the Guild and developing what I am sure are everlasting friendships and acquaintances with the most charming group of artists that I know! Before I wind this up, I would like to thank all of you for your support in making this venture successful.