Friday, October 2, 2015

Dancing Dragonflies

For those of you who have been on Pinterest, you know how you come across something so wonderful and you have to save it to your page. Well, I was looking for pictures of dragonflies to get an idea of something I could quill and came across this fantastic abstract picture of two dragonflies.  I have to give credit to a wonderfully talented artist who creates these abstract "doodles". Her name is Trisha Larson and she makes amazing drawings.  If you like this picture and are interested in more of her work, you can purchase the different books online or even download them there on the spot. is where you can find the link to the book that contains the drawing I used, but there are many more to choose from whether you want to color the traditional way or quill them.  They are amazing! Here is the picture quilled. Enjoy- and check out her artwork!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Needed Some Sunshine ��

Have you ever a week where things were just not going your way and you were so frustrated and tired that your head felt like it was going to explode?  That was this week for me. I'm usually that optimistic up beat person who just goes with the flow and yesterday was just enough where I went home and took a nap. After I woke up, I decided I needed some sunshine so I made some cards using a bright yellow background.  I wanted something simple, so I used a strip of color accented with a single flower. Here is what I came up with- I hope you like ��

The third card isn't finished yet, so I'm still working on figuring out the concept...
Hope you have a fabulous week!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Fairy

I This fairy was a complete challenge to me as well as a learning experience. I found her while perusing through pictures of fairies. I've had my eye on her for a while and have been trying to find the artist who originally drew her.  If she belongs to you,I would love to give credit. I did change her dress a bit to make her my own version. I started her out by drawing her on card stock paper. I then outlined and filled her body with the beehive technique.  
I wasn't happy with how it looked, but continued to quill...
I still wasn't happy with her body, so I cut the beehive out and redid her outline.
I then glued it onto a new piece of card stock and then filled in her body with a light peach shade of color. I started to stop altogether on her, but had to finish!  What do you think? Would you have quit and started something else?

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A Butterfly

I have been on a roll (literally) these past few weeks of summer. A new friend requested me to try a special butterfly for her daughter. It was my first attempt and while playing around, I was able to create a lily as well in the garden.