Beth Ann Magnuson's Profile
After a dozen years of flower farming, I moved to the tiny rural community of Bishop Hill, Illinois. With its scant population bounded by miles of cornfields in every direction, I find it's the perfect setting to quietly create beautiful things from the bounty of nature.
My gardens and the surrounding verdant fields supply me with material and inspiration for my artwork. I gather eggs from neighboring farms and carve the shells into delicate ornaments I describe as Victorian Lace Eggs. I employ special tools and techniques to marble and etch eggshells. To demonstrate how I carve eggs I have made a short video that can be viewed online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XZ-TFuIxDQ
For clients unable to visit my Bishop Hill studio, I accept online commissions for everlasting floral arrangements and seasonal wreaths. I draw and...
- Joined May 12, 2010