This is my first attempt at making the face of Krishna with quilling as a medium – I have incorporated water color painting along with quilling. The rest of the cards are flowers which I never get tired of making as there is so much inspiration all around me!
I have been travelling a lot these past few months and hence have not had any posts. I am back after my travels and happy to write that Quilling Supplies in India have come a long way and in fact arts and crafts stores in general. While in Bangalore I went to a store called Itsy Bitsy Crafts and found such an array of quilling strips and tools. I was also surprised to find quilling kits with all the supplies teaching Worli Art and other art forms. It was very nice to see quilling as art form becoming so popular among both kids and adults alike.
I of course bought many strips and some tools and did quite a few cards,money pouches and framed quilling pieces. Here are some pictures of the store and some of my work. I also did have another quilling enthusiast Lakshmi comment on my earlier post and mention another great source for quilling supplies called www.narilok.com. Thank you for that resource Lakshmi.
I appreciate all your comments and please do keep it coming.
My first exhibition cum sale last year was very fun and satisfying to do and the wonderful outcome of that was a lot of people wanting specialized cards, quilled canvas pieces and even custom money/gift-card holders.
One of them was to quill a Ganesha and though I had never done it before there was plenty of guidance in the online quilling world and I created my first Ganesha themed quilling work. The frame shown in this collection was a part of my exhibition although in a different color and size and I customized it with a specific color and a bigger size.
I am always amazed what started as learning a new hobby to keep my mind active has turned out to be such an enriching experience and something I will always have with me.
Follow your passion, practice and do not be afraid to showcase your creations.
Paper art encompasses such a broad spectrum of creativity. In one of my previous posts I had mentioned how I was working on Toilet Paper Roll art and the many beautiful designs I am able to create with this simple product. As I keep browsing the internet I see so many different kinds of paper art. I see art created with old magazine pages, paper towel, coffee filters, tissue paper etc. One’s imagination seems to be the limit and thanks to the virtual artistic community, inspiration is boundless.
I hope you enjoy my digressions into color paper art and thanks to all these wonderful ideas, I see every paper and paper product as a potential candidate to be transformed to something different and beautiful than its original form.