Wednesday, May 21, 2008

egg auction continued

So on Saturday, I drove 2 hours (I kind of didn't realize how long of a drive it was going to be) to go to the Open Fields Egg Auction. And I'm really glad I did. Like the snowflakes, nothing compares to seeing the original art in person. They were so lovely, I was quickly circling my list to for possible bidding. Did I want Marla Frazee's? Ashley Bryan's?

Or should I bid on my own? But, unlike Robert's Snow, the auction for the eggs is done live, not anonymously online. So, if I tried to up my own egg price, it would be quite obvious that I was a big loser. Darn!

Luckily, I didn't need to--it went for a very respectable price. It did make me wonder what that broken egg might have gone for.

And I got to get in on the action as well. In a heated competition with a grandfather who seemed to be buying up all the eggs (he must have thought of them as investment property) I finally won the egg I had my eye on...

It's called Twilight, by Mary Peterson. She's not a children's book illustrator but she's a beautiful egg painter, don't you think?


MotherReader said...

Lovely choice. I'm curious about the man buying up the eggs - bookstore owner? egg-art collector? We'll never know, will we?

Agyw said...

That's so cool! I've been out of the loop the last couple of weeks, and it completely slipped my mind! Hope mine sold well, it's such a great cause!!! Maybe the next go around I can actually attend. You're right about Mary Peterson's egg. just lovely.

Meghan McCarthy said...

Ooh, that's a nice egg. I want one!

EM said...

Is it not by Mary Peterson the children's book illustrator?
And even if it isn't, it's gorgeous!