Profile for QuillingbySandraWhite
THIS IS MY 36th YEAR OF QUILLING. My first show was in August of 1975. It was an Old Home Day show in Gilmanton,and I sold little soldier christmas ornaments for $1.00 ......... times have changed. Does anybody have one of those ornaments??!!
What began as a hobby over 30 years ago is my main focus today. Quilling gives me the opportunity to combine my love of nature with my love of art, and the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, in addition to a few other shows, gives me the outlet for my work and the motivation to pursue new ideas.
My original technique of overlaying a simple cut out over the quill work has allowed me to incorporate the traditional craft of quilling into my ducks, birds, wild flowers, and other wildlife. The cut out is the design and the quill work is the detail for the feathers in the ducks and birds, the veins in the flowers and leaves, and the fur in the moose and polar bear.
This technique has taught me to "see again" as the shading requires sometimes tedious time and patience to get it right. And if you don't see it, you can't recreate it. I feel that my quill work and cut out technique has caused my quilling to change from craft to art.
Oftentimes, my quillwork defies recognition.
I have now added paper sculpture and paper cut work to my pieces. I am also working on scenes and large pieces -- The time for production has passed and it is now time to be much more creative. I want to create pieces that will make you stop and rest awhile, pieces that you will really want to be a Part of Your Life.
I sell only retail, as I am working by myself and do not wish to produce large numbers of work.
This year I have reduced my number of shows in order to set priorities in My Life -- they say to reduce the stress!! I have tried to choose carefully so that all my friends have the opportunity to attend at least one show in their area. Now I am working on a few good on-line shops, and a couple of new lines.
Please note: All my work is copyrighted.
Please not reproduce or copy the design or the technique for resale or print for distribution. I have chosen not to add a watermark to my photos for clarity, but this does not mean that they are available to be copied. Please enjoy one copy only for personal use. Thanks.
Take Time to Enjoy the Little Things.