Little Circles owner, Erin Curet, has her finger on the pulse of quillers... she anticipates our every need and want, be it new paper colors, widths or tools. When she wrote to ask if I would host a new product giveaway, of course I agreed - her supplies are super-popular!
Monday, January 23, 2017
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Versatile artist and designer Dani Crompton describes herself as a creative who thrives on being hands-on with new and found materials. The bold ways she combines them caught my eye.
Monday, January 16, 2017
Every now and then I'll spot paper art on Instagram that simply stops me in my tracks. That was the case when I came across collage portraits of family, friends and pets that Annie Brandicourt creates with the simplest supplies - magazine pages, scissors and a glue stick - by referring to a photograph. Each one wows with expressive realism.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Bianca Severijns contacted me back in November about the unusual nature-inspired art she creates with layers of hand-torn paper. Because she had recently been featured on Strictly Paper (a site that I'm happy to say is posting regularly again - I'd missed it!), I sent her a series of questions to bring new information to light about her work. I enjoyed reading Bianca's thoughtful responses and hope you will also.
Monday, January 9, 2017
Congratulations to Lorraine who entered here on the blog and to
@kitkabbit for her Instagram entry!
For all you pop-up fans, I have something special to introduce today. Well-respected paper engineers Robert Sabuda and Chuck Fischer have joined their talents and admiration of iconic buildings to create LegacyPop, a new stationery venture.
Thursday, January 5, 2017
A few years ago a friend asked me to quill a birthday gift for her husband who is a paper conservator; thus, he's quite familiar with quilling and its long history. You might remember the distelfink I made for him. Fast forward to this past fall... we met for dinner and both admired a quilled pendant I was wearing... later he contacted me with ideas for a new design that wanted to give his wife.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Hello everyone and hello new year! Here's a look at the ways paper played a part in festivities around my house this holiday season. First up, I attended a tree-trim party the weekend before Christmas and made a batch of paper ornaments to take along.
Thursday, December 22, 2016
One evening right after Christmas last year, I sat down and made this Peace Tree Card, a paper cutting project and template I'd admired when Helen Hiebert shared it on her blog.