Sweet, sweet curiosity.

This blog is all about things I have made. You can find intense embroidery, paper quilling mania, crazy gingerbread houses, masks, puppets, steampunk clothes, ornaments, wackiness and sculptures on this site. So have fun and check it out!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Snow! Woops, wrong season...

Hello, I know this piece is a little weird in timing but here I go anyway! I created this piece sometime ago, but as you may have noticed it has taken me awhile to post on here so I am doing it now!   This piece was created for someone who loved snow. ( By the end of this winter, I did not feel that way at all!) However, she loved it and loved skiing, and being out in the snow.  I wanted to create a piece that had a bit of movement and reflected the different aspects of snow.
So I included icicles, snowflakes, piles of snow and snowy mountains.  I had played around with actually doing a little tiny skier on the mountain but it just didn't read well that small.

I know it's the wrong season to appreciated it but perhaps we can think lovingly of snow in the future...

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Atlas Inspired quilling...

This has been one of my most favourite pieces to work on.  The client and I came up with the idea together and it was really great to collaborate like that. She was really into the book "Atlas Shrugged" and the mythos of Atlas.  I wanted it to look like the text "Atlas" was holding up the world.  In the 1920's there was some great architectural details inspired by this same myth and I couldn't help but be inspired by that. The shaping of the clouds and the text all came from those details.
I went with a really bright palette because it made me happy and I didn't want it to seem just blue, (which it could have easily been had I just done the sky blue and white). So I chose to do more of a sunset tone with the clouds.
Hope you like it..

Monday, May 20, 2013

Quilling for Mother's day..

Yeah, Yeah, I know it's a little late for Mother's day, but I created this piece as a gift for a client's mother and I didn't want to give away what it looked like until after I knew she had received her gift.  I based some of this piece on some 1920's floral patterns I had from an old book that I have had for a long time. I happened to be looking through the book when this order came up, so this is what I created. 
I chose a nice soft pastel colour palette as I thought it would look nice for this spring weather and her mother had minty green walls so I thought pastel tones would go nicely with that.