The featured image is created using all the scraps from the various quilling projects that I have made over the years – putting them to use in this creative way was very fulfilling! Since it was Spring and I have many birthdays and celebrations in my family I had to make cards with flowers.
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.