I have always been involved in art of some form since I was a small child. As I got older I worked with clay, ceramics, and wood. I began Oil Painting in the 30s and still paint today. Some of my paintings have been made into silk prints for the egg art. My late mother started egging in the mid 90s and got all three of her daughters into egg art.
At first I was the reluctant one who just didn't think I could squeeze one more project into my life but as you can see I found the time and it has been a journey that I have loved every step of the way. I started teaching classes at our local show several years ago and was hooked. I loved teaching other people how to do curtain techniques that they have never tried or new ways of doing that same old egg. More importantly I enjoy watching them make changes that create their own look on my pattern. It is exciting to see their finished egg.
I joined the IEAG with in just a few years of starting egging and would sit and go through the Newsletters as soon as they arrived. It allowed me to see egg art from all over the US and internationally. I entered the Masters program and have found that to be a great egging tool. It has made me a better egger. I will continue to enter into the next level and start with a novice entry for new divisions. I am currently working toward becoming a Judge and am impressed with the rigorous training required of each judge.
I have been elected as your new IEAG president and am looking forward to my new journey guiding this great guild into the next few years. I am enjoying all of the wonderful eggers I am meeting along the way and am always amazed at the talented eggers I have met. The egging world is a unique group of wonderful people and I have met lifelong friends everywhere I go.
As your new President and friend, please feel free to contact me with any suggestions you may have. I am available to you.