A Daily Deviation? Cool. I had figured this type of thing wasn't appreciated much.
Thank you for all of the comments and glad you enjoyed the share.
Regarding questions about the 'Africa' egg;
Yes, it is an ostrich egg. Average size, set me back about $20 US.
Altered with a LOT of slow, tiny, gentle cuts. I use a NSK Presto hand piece along with various diamond and carbide bits for the majority of the cuts - some done 'manually' by placing a bit into a drafting lead holder. Most of the final detailing and shaping is done using a 7901 carbide 'needle' bit (with a steady hand you should be able to split a hair with it).
Spent around 1,000 hours on this piece over the course of a year. Began 'carving' eggs just under 5 years ago.
Technique best described as doodling.
Being a bit nutz helps.
No rules! They're more like introductions.
Ready to push it farther and hope to have another piece to share in about a year or so.
Thanks again. Have fun.