How many Egg Man
eggs have you?
Send a photo of your Egg Man collection and you'll see it here!
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Collector Catherine Carpenter of Palm Coast, Florida,
sent this photo of her collection
in March, 2015. Catherine and her husband Dean
have always loved the beach,
as evidenced by the recurring theme in her collection.
Longtime collector Amy Cheek of Greenville, South Carolina,
sent this photo of her collection in September 2013. She
had just added her latest, the 2013 Haunted House (2nd row
from the back, 2nd from the right)
Amy says " It started with the purchase of the one with flowers
on the front row middle while we were on vacation at Disney World
in 2005. Then the rest is History!"
As you can see, Amy likes "eggs for all seasons!"
Thank you Amy!
Above is the collection of Grethe Armstrong of Bloomington, IL.
Grethe loves blue (can you tell?) It must be her Danish heritage. Her
collection of Egg Man Eggs, which she began in 2009, includes my
custom painting of the Little Mermaid in the harbor of Copenhagen. (The
Little Mermaid Egg is just to right of center in the front row.) The
five eggs to the right of the Little Mermaid are custom paintings from
photos Grethe has taken on her travels to her favorite places.
The one egg in the photo which is not an Egg Man egg is the colorful
egg in the lower left corner (also shown at left). This is the creation of her
granddaughters, who painted it in 2011 when they were 3 and 6.
Wish I'd started that young!!
After Easter, 2010, St. Louis collector Joan Fiala sent me this
photo of her amazingly creative annual Easter centerpiece, which
has grown by the dozens over the years! And I can tell you,
those are all Egg Man eggs! Joan figures she has been collecting
my work for over 15 years. One week after Easter, Joan hosted
a shower at her home, and she kept the centerpiece on display,
announcing an "Eggstravaganza" on the invitations!
Speaking of the Easter season,
Susan Bayer of Sarasota Florida has been collecting Egg Man
Easter designs for a number of years. Not content with a traditional
wicker basket on the coffee table, Susan displays her collection
in this cuddly plush "bunny basket." Cute, huh?!
In 2011, at an art show in Anna Maria Island, Florida, Susan
presented me (below) with this fabulous egg-sample of her own
art. It's needlepoint -- petit point, to be perfectly precise
(and Susan's needlework is just that: perfectly precise), with
metallic gold threads, faceted jewels, and pearls stitched in.
It hanges proudly in The Egg Man's foyer. Thank you Susan!
Here's a part
of the collection of
Carpenter in Kingwood,
this part of her collection prominently displayed in an antique
mirrored shelf in her entry hall.
Another grouping of Christmas-themed Egg Man
eggs occupies a glass-front display case in her guest powder room for the Holidays (shown at left). Mrs. Carpenter
has been collecting Egg Man eggs since 1991!
LONG time collector Diane Heath in St Louis has been collecting
my work since 1991, just a few months after I started painting
eggs! Diane's neighbor Terri Ems used to run the craft shows
I did in St. Louis, and I would ship the eggs to Terri's house
by UPS before the shows. While Terri was at work, it was Diane's
job to keep watch for the UPS truck, and she would bring the
package to her house to make sure it didn't get stolen from Terri's
driveway. Diane's reward was that she got to pick first, and,
she says, "therefore I have the best egg collection! I
have eggs in almost every room of my house - even the bathrooms
- I change eggs with seasons, holidays, etc. - I even have them
lined up along the back of my kitchen counter (Van Gogh theme
- iris, ivy, leaves, etc.) so I can enjoy them while I am cooking. My
husband John's computer room has Wild Bill, John Wayne, American
Indian. The rest of the rooms I change out for football
and baseball seasons, Spring and Fall, holidays, etc. So
I have a lot of eggs - I quit counting at 83 when John asked
me what I was doing.....and I didn't want to push it!"
Kelsey (left, age 5) and Kaitie (age 8) were visiting one
day, and for something to do, Diane suggested they dust her eggs.
"They kept busy for the longest time - they dusted
them and then had fun sorting them by color and holidays and
made designs, etc. I was in the kitchen pleased that they were
enjoying my eggs as much as I do (for different reasons)."
photo shows only a very small portion of Diane's eggstensive
collection....look closely and you'll see more in the cabinet,
and a couple on the sofa -- not to mention the ones displayed
all over Diane's house!
Photo added March
This simple but
effective display presents a small part of the collection
of St. Louisan Dolores Nelke, who decorates her home
as well as her office with Egg Man eggs.
Bill and Lisa
Fales, of Old Bridge, New Jersey, have been collecting my work since
we met at Solstice Gallery in Beach Haven, NJ, in August of 2007.
As many of you know, I do not as a rule do custom eggs. However,
for a couple of years, I offered one one-of-a-kind custom egg
as an auction item benefiting Surflight Theater in Beach Haven,
NJ, and in 2008 Bill and Lisa were the winning bidders of that
auction item. They sent me photos of four of their favorite plush
animals, and asked if I could paint them on an egg. It happened
that they were planning to visit Disney in September 2008, and
they arranged to come visit me at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort,
where I was doing an event during their stay, and pick up their
prize egg. Pictured here is our reunion and the presentation
of their custom egg, and four views of their egg featuring their
four little friends. It was fun painting their special egg for
them, and the proceeds helped a worthy cause!
Below is a photo
of Bill and Lisa's collection as of March 2009:
Collector Bret Leonard of Joliet,
found out about Egg Man eggs around the end of 2006 from his
sister Valery Steiner (herself a collector), who discovered my
work around 2002 at a craft show in St. Louis, MO. Bret saw Valery's
"Four Seasons" egg, and says he couldn't believe they
were made of wood. Valerie showed him my website, and Bret has
been an avid collector since then, his collection numbering 29
eggs as of February 2008. As you can see in these photos, his
collection, displayed in a beautiful mirrored corner cabinet,
and seen in closer detail in the photo at right, includes a variety
of seasons and styles. And I believe he has an egg to represent
all the holidays and special days of the year. Thank you Bret,
for your support and encouragement. And thank you Valery, for
showing my work to your brother!
March 2009: Bret's
collection of Egg Man Eggs is now highlighted on the website
here to go there!
of Lake Mary, Florida,
has been collecting my work since around 1997, since she and
her husband first found me displaying at Disney's Dixie Landings
Resort Gift Shop. Over the years, Ann and her husband have stopped
by many times to see me at Epcot and other Disney locations,
and Ann has collected many "eggs for all seasons".
In September of 2008, Ann sent me this photo of her recently
acquired Halloween designs.
St. Louis collectors Marilyn and Bob
Missey and their daughter Beth
have been collecting EggMan Eggs for several years, and they
have amassed quite an extensive collection!
the collection of Beth, numbering 75 Egg Man Eggs in 3 custom
Below, five cabinets containing Marilyn's collection of 180 eggs.
(Scroll down to find where you can order beautiful custom cabinets
just like these.)
happen to be in the market for a cabinet just like the ones holding
the Misseys' collections, they are made by Bob Brown, a cabinetmaker
who does craft shows in the St. Louis area. You may contact Bob
Brown at (314) 631-2122. He does all kinds of cabinets, so I
would think he'd build something to your specifications.
And tell Bob The Egg Man referred you!
these two photos
of her Mom Marilyn's Seasonal Eggs,
on their entertainment center......
... and under
their Christmas tree!
Maureen Perez of St Louis
has been collecting for many many years, both online and at my
twice-a-year shows in St Louis. She has put together the
impressive collection above, and I THINK she may be competing with her
good friend Kathi Moose (see below)!
collector Kathi Moose
took these photos of her eggs-tensive collection
Kathi has been collecting my work for years and years.
The group of EggMan eggs in the
photo above, from February, 2007, have been collected by Barb and Jerry Willard of Haines City,
Florida, since Easter, 2004,
when they discovered me at Epcot's American Adventure. Jerry
says some of their collection, totaling over 65 EggMan eggs,
are not in the photo. Top center is the 4 1/2" Hanging Nativity
Egg, which was Barb's surprise Christmas gift from Jerry in 2004.
Disney regulars, Barb and Jerry are great people, and they frequently
stop by and brighten my day when I'm exhibiting at Disney. Like
the Hegertys below, they also buy many eggs as gifts as well
as for their own collection. Thanks to these and all my collectors
who make it possible for me to do what I love!
At left is
the egg-stensive collection of Sandra Grenier of Dundee, Florida.
It's obvious, Sandra has been collecting my work for many years,
and now her niece Nancy Moschetti is adding to her Aunt's collection.
collection of Ed Kotowski of St. Peters, Missouri
is part of the EGG-clectic collection of Ed Kotowski of St. Peters,
MO. It happens that Ed and I are OLD friends....in fact, Ed and I
were classmates in Kindergarten, and all 8 grades of St. Margaret of
Scotland School in St. Louis.
There's a lot of "Ed" in this grouping of eggs. The nuns.....well, we
were taught by the Sisters of St. Joseph. There's the Gateway Arch on
the blue egg, and of course Stan the Man Musial, from my Legends
Series. (One of our grade school chums grew up to marry Stan's
daughter!) As for the penguins, I guess Ed just liked them. While my
favorite cowboy was Roy Rogers, Ed's a big Hoppy fan. In fact,
here's a photo of Hopalong Kotowski from his happy youth!
is the collection of
Sue Hegerty, taken in February 2015, numbering 27 eggs.
At left is a photo
of their collection sent in November 2010. Wayne has sent me
many photos as their collection has grown. He has reminded me
it all started with one birthday egg (the yellow egg on the left!)
purchased in 1999 at Disney's BoardWalk Resort. Over the years
Wayne and Sue have purchased their eggs from me at Disney, over
the Internet, and at art shows. Of course, these photos do not
include the many eggs Wayne and Sue have given as gifts!
Shown below are
five Easter eggs given by Sue to her goddaughter from 2001 thru
Thanks for many many years of support, Wayne and Sue!
rock artist Gavin DeGraw isn't technically a collector, but he
is the owner
of three EggMan eggs, gifts to him from Rhonda Jackson of Hunt Valley, Maryland,
who is admittedly an ardent fan of both myself and Mr. DeGraw
(See the gift-boxed egg in the foreground of the photo above,
presented by Rhonda to Mr. DeGraw after a concert in 2005.)
In fact, Rhonda has been collecting my eggs for years,
having first discovered my work at Disney World,
and now she and her sister and mother and the rest of the familiy
have become avid and loyal collectors.
Rhonda jokes she is the founder and charter member of
EggAnon, a 12-step program for people addicted to
collecting EggMan Eggs, and frequently proclaims:
"I can stop any time I want to...."
is a photo Rhonda sent me of her mother 's collection, Carole Altice of Boca
Some, Carole has purchased herself. Many have been gifts from
her daughters, Rhonda and Elaine.
Here's a small part
of the vast collection of longtime collector Gail Egleston
in St. Louis, MO. Gail bought her first eggs off the lid of my
car trunk before my first St. Louis show in 1993. At last count,
Gail has over 300 EggMan eggs. Why, Gail has designs I don't
even remember painting!
Gail is an accomplished
watercolorist, and we have often exhibited in the same art shows
in St. Louis.
Shown here is part of
the extensive collection of collectors Dean Schmidt and Bruce Conley in St. Louis, amassed for this photo.
Normally they don't display their collection like this, of course;
normally it's arranged all over their beautiful loft condo in
downtown St. Louis. Dean and Bruce have a spectacular loft apartment,
and it is often included in the Downtown St. Louis Loft Tour.
Like Gail Egleston,
Dean bought his first Egg Man egg out of the trunk of The Egg
Man's car at O'Connell's restaurant in St. Louis, in 1992. Of
that first purchase, Dean wrote "It is signed in black instead
of gold and does not have a label on the bottom. Other favorites
are the three depicting landmarks in Tower Grove Park, partly
because we took the pictures for Alan and gave them to him when
we visited Orlando. We have several numbered series eggs and
one that is a one of a kind. We have the Globe, an Easter 'chocolate'
in a fluted gold foil cup, many different flowers. We look forward
to every time Alan and Jackie are in St. Louis so we can add
to our collection."
of October, 2012, their collection numbers 270 eggs, not counting a
penguin family and a ghost family, and several eggs they hang on their
Christmas tree! Below is The Egg Man's Wizard of Oz collection,
displayed on a sleek shelf in their living room.
|In December of 2010, Tom sent me
this photo of his updated Christmas Egg Display"
again, I express my thanks to all my loyal collectors,
Shown at left
is a photo of the Egg Man Egg collection of Cindy and Sam Miller of Palm Harbor,
Here is a picture of our collection of your eggs. The ones we
have given as gifts of course are not shown. Not real sure when
we started collecting, but it must be close to 5 years.
I know Cindy
and Sam have purchased eggs from me at shows in Tarpon Springs,
Pinellas, and Dunedin, Florida, as well as Epcot.
whether your collection be large or small.
You make it possible for me to do what I love!
me a photo of all or part of your Egg Man Egg collection,
and I'll be happy to include it on this page.