Apparently in the 70s, there was a push to make eggshell art. It would explain the blown-out eggs I received along with these books from my mother-in-law, for sure. Some of the designs in this booklet are completely stunning and impossible, or near impossible, to make, but I would love to see someone try. As kitschy as it is, these creators obviously took their art very seriously. Look at the detail work in those photos! This would make a great coffee table book if you aren't inspired enough to pursue a career in the egg arts.