Monday, April 28, 2014

The Great Goose Egg Auction 2014

I am excited to be a part of The Great Goose Egg Auction 2014 for Open Fields School.  In 1996, a parent donated more than 100 blown goose eggs for use in the school. 

A friend of the school and illustrator of children's books, the late Trina Schart Hyman (April 8, 1939–November 19, 2004), suggested that the eggs, if decorated and sold as unique works of fine art, could benefit all of the Open Fields students. Her idea hatched into an annual online auction that supports the school with the sale of artist-decorated eggs. Each year, goose, quail, hen and emu eggs are sent to artists all over the world and returned to Open Fields School as works of art!

This is my egg for this year's auction:  As Free as a Bird (sticking with my recent pigeon/morning dove love, of course)


2 comments:

Joanne Roberts said...

Trina is my hero. I think it's fantastic that you are a part of the Open Fields tradition.

Michelle Henninger said...

Thanks Joanne! I'm in good company! :)