A few years ago when I was just beginning to express my imagination through carving eggshells, Instructables.com and the Forbes Art Gallery sponsored a contest in celebration of Malcolm Forbes’ interest in the creations of the House of Fabergé. The contest was held and displayed on the Instructables.com website and the top 5 winners would be displayed in the Forbes Art Gallery in New York City.
For those who are not familiar with Peter Carl Fabergé, he was also known as “Karl Gustavovich Fabergé”. He was a Russian jeweller, best known for the famous Fabergé eggs, made in the style of genuine Easter eggs, but using precious metals and gemstones rather than more mundane materials. He was born on the 30th of May 1846 and lived until September 24, 1920. Also of note, in November 2007, a Faberge clock — referred to at auction as the Rothschild egg and valued between 12 million and 18 million US dollars — sold for a record-setting $18.5 million, the most expensive Fabergé object ever sold at auction.
Recently, I received my copy of “Extraordinary Projects for Ordinary People Do-It-Yourself Ideas from the People Who Actually Do Them” presented by Instructables.com and printed by Skyhorse Publishing.
I am honored and pleased to be part of this endeavor. The folks at Instructables.com chose to add my Fabergé carved emu egg which was part of the contest mentioned earlier.
Thank you to all the different people who brought about this awesome opportunity.
The Inspiration and Encouragement Network
Taking Aim Marketing
The Forbes Art Gallery
and the many people who supported and believed in me as I found my artistic self.