My name is Harumi Baloy. I was born and raised in Japan, and came to the U.S. to join my husband in San Diego area. I was first introduced to egg art in 1998 when a friend bought me an egg craft kit and taught me how to use it. I was immediately drawn into the fun. I joined the International Egg Art Guild in 2000 because I thought this was an excellent program to expand my knowledge and gain experience in egg art. In the future, I hope to continue to be a regular participant in egg shows. This would allow me to spend lots of time with my fellow egg artists.