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After years of flower farming, I moved to the tiny tourist town of Bishop Hill, Illinois. Surrounded by cornfields, I find it to be the perfect setting to quietly create beautiful things from bits of nature.

My gardens and surrounding fields supply me with both material and inspiration for my work. I gather eggs from neighbors 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 these eggs I have made a short video that can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XZ-TFuIxDQ

I accept online commissions to make everlasting floral arrangements and seasonal wreaths. I draw and cut perfect miniature silhouettes from life and can work from a online photo supplied by clients. These…

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  • Joined May 12, 2010

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eggshells, moss, feathers, grains, grass, overlooked bits of nature

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About

Thank you for your interest.
After years of flower farming, I moved to the tiny tourist town of Bishop Hill, Illinois. Surrounded by cornfields, I find it to be the perfect setting to quietly create beautiful things from bits of nature.

My gardens and surrounding fields supply me with both material and inspiration for my work. I gather eggs from neighbors 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 these eggs I have made a short video that can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XZ-TFuIxDQ

I accept online commissions to make everlasting floral arrangements and seasonal wreaths. I draw and cut perfect miniature silhouettes from life and can work from a online photo supplied by clients. These intimate portraits are thoughtful, charming keepsakes. For silhouettes see: http://www.windycornerfarm.com

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