You may have noticed some distinctive quilled designs that have been Stumbling and Tumbling around the internet like wildfire in recent months - a multicolored fish, butterfly, and hand print, for example.
The creator is talented Kathleen Usova from Ukraine, who goes by the name Iron-Maiden-Art on Deviant Art. I marvel at each one of her seasonal designs, so it was a toss up deciding which example to show... Summer or Autumn? Autumn or Summer? Looking forward wins!
Kathleen includes so many details in her art pieces and uses the same color palette effectively each time. She doesn't roll typical quilled shapes, but instead works mainly with slightly curved, linear strips that have a coil just at the tip. If you're interested in learning to quill in Kathleen's signature style, she's designed a birthday card kit for Lake City Craft Company that's available on their site, and also from many other quilling suppliers.
By the way, there's still time to put your name in the hat for the Easy Canvas Prints Giveaway - it ends at the end of Saturday, the 27th. Win an 11 x 14 inch canvas of your choice or apply the amount toward a larger size if you wish.