November 2015 Featured Fellow Artist
When I hold an egg a picture starts to form in my mind. Then I start to look for all the right pieces so that I can share what's in my head with everyone else. Debbie Schneider
I'd never heard of using an ostrich egg in the crafting of a doll, hence my fascination with these little treasures! I delved into the world of ostrich eggs researching the eggs, ostrich egg carving and I even broke down and bought an ostrich egg! What will I do with it? Who knows--right now it's just a pretty fascinating piece of nature.
Debbie Schneider feels the same way and she's taken her fascination to new heights --here's a bit of her journey with ostrich eggs and doll-making in her own words.
A year ago I was at the Evergreen State Fair and saw these ladies working and creating with eggs. I was fascinated! I got some info from them. It took almost a year for my schedule to open up and I made it to an egg club meeting. At the club there was a lady selling ostrich eggs so I bought one because the eggs themselves are amazing :) They remind me of glass or porcelain. I took it home, set it on a shelf and I would look at , hold it, ponder it. The next month I went back to the egg club and they were talking about Steampunk. I love Steampunk :) There was a photo there of a small egg with a small porcelain lady bust on it made up like a Steampunk doll."
Thanks so much, Debbie, for sharing a bit or your passion with us!
You can collect Debbie's dolls at her store Eggcentric on Etsy.com
at the following Shows November 2015:
Sat. 7th - 9613 20th St. SE, Lake Stevens, WA
Sat. 14th - 25800 164th Ave SE, Covington, WA 98042
Sat. & Sun. 21th & 22nd - Holiday Inn, Everett, WA
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