Friday, March 16, 2012

Quilled "Can I Stay?" - Lavanya Naidoo

It's been such a beautiful week here weather-wise (downright bizarre for March if you really want the truth!) that I wanted to match it with something equally bright and delightful. Lavanya Naidoo's recent project titled, "Can I Stay?" fills the bill.

Quilled "Can I Stay?"

You might remember a previous feature about Lavanya and her superb quilling and design skills. She told me this particular piece was created as part of a portfolio package sent to design agencies in Cape Town, South Africa. Vanna was in the process of moving there and in need of employment. The package held her resume, portfolio, and an A2 poster (roughly 17 x 24 inches - big!) of the 'Can I Stay?' artwork. Needless to say, it led to interviews... what firm could overlook the person who asked such an eye-catching question?!

Quilled "Can I Stay?"

Allow me to add one extra pic this Fab Friday... I've been reading up on photography while coming to grips with a new camera. One technique for taking excellent close shots is the use of a large sheet of white poster board to create a seamless background... essential when taking those effective angled shots and exactly what Vanna has done here.


Facebook Finds this past week included:

DIY geometric boxes
World's largest origami crane
Stories cut from paper - BĂ©atrice Coron
Cute cardboard playhouse

I hope your weekend will be a good one!

17 comments:

Kim said...

Argh! Your posts like this ALWAYS makes me want to quill and I just don't have the time! So beautiful though!

Sathya said...

Wow....such a spectacular work...

SUGANTHI said...

Lovely splash of colours , truly fabulous!!

aureliaeugenia said...

Those are the true quilling artists!
Working real hard,taking time to make pieces of art!
They have the skills but also,they have art studies and that's the difference no matter what the others do.
I thank you for those delightful
moments!
hugs,aureliaeugenia

creativenimi said...

That is a treat to the eyes. Lovely work. Thanks for sharing.
Nimisha

Nati said...

Wow!!!fantastic!!

Molly Smith said...

Gorgeous! The bright colors are my favorite and I love the design. Can't figure out how to do this particular technique. Probably a good thing :)

LaurenP212 said...

This is beautiful and has re-inspired me to start quilling again! My first time was not the best and definitely looked like I was a beginner! :) I always wonder how they get the perfect large arc with the paper. I can never seem to do that...

Lynn said...

I LOVE your blog. I find myself wandering through it on a regular basis :) I decided to allow myself to br dragged kicking and screaming inot the 21st century so I started a blog. It will have a spattering of everything including quilling. I hope you don't mind if that I added a link to yours :)

Ann Martin said...

I'm glad you all enjoyed seeing Vanna's work. Lauren, everyone feels that way in the beginning! Like anything, quilling takes practice. Your fingers need to get used to how much pressure to put on the paper and tool - you'll figure it out, trust me. As for the arcs, use paper that is heavier than ordinary quilling paper - try a lightweight cardstock. Work with a light touch and run the strip across your tool ot between your fingers at first to gently break the fibers and give it some curve.

Ann Martin said...

Lynn, welcome! I'm glad you enjoy visiting here and thanks very much for adding my link to your lovely blog.

Casey said...

I never get tired of crisp text surrounded by big colorful paper swirls. So pretty!

Kat Bennett said...

Breathtaking color placement! Your posts always inspire me and I thank you!

ana @ i made it so said...

gorgeous!

Lenoria said...

This is beautiful, I hope she got the job!

Ann Martin said...

Me too, Lenoria, fingers are crossed!

chillin with Quillin said...

Gorgeous!!!!
Paula

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