“Back in 1998, I saw something similar done on rocks, and thought, gee,
if they can do it on rocks, I know I can do it on eggs,” recalls Stephanie.
She painted her first egg in February 1998 and made her first sale in May
the same year.
Stephanie also does Christmas ornaments.
“I leave most of the ornaments in their natural color and the prices
range from $10 to $20 each, but I do a few that are more elaborate and
expensive.” These may have
snow, Austrian crystals or be personalized.
While most of the people who buy Egg Critters™ at the arts & crafts
shows or one of the stores that carry them are either looking for an accent
piece or adding to a collection of raccoons, owls or other animals, Stephanie
does get a lot of custom work. “Custom
critters are done when someone sends me a picture of their pet and I turn them
into a critter. These are not
portraits, but more of a folk art rendition of the animal.”
Stephanie says, “We have a couple of individuals who try to collect
each kind of cat I paint. We also
have some customers who are making it a tradition to buy a personalized ornament
from us each Christmas.”
Stephanie Ramey’s Egg Critters
™ are carried in Green
Frog Village, Bells Tennessee and Gunter's,
you are unable to visit these establishments, and are interested in adding one
of her Critters ™ to your collection, you can contact her via firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit her web site at