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littlecircles
« on: February 04, 2013 12:05:26 PM »

I was commissioned by an old friend to do two pictures for him and his wife.  They have a small piece from me and are now starting to collect.  They want all three pieces to be nature in theme and be bright and bold.  The first work they bought from me was a 5 x 7" retro flower picture that I often do variations of because they are so popular.  This go round they requested a 6 x 8" and an 8 x 10".  The 6 x 8 was left entirely up to me.  The following pictures are of what I came up with.  I just finished last night.  I am pretty happy with the finished effect.  I used all of the colors that I used in their previous picture plus many additional. I plan on incorporating this element in the third as well.  The couple plan on hanging their collection as a grouping - and while they will all be different in subject and perhaps even stylistically, there will at least be a little similarity amongst them all.  I have sent off photos to him but have year to hear back as to whether or not he likes the work.  I hope it is a yes... then I can get started on the next one Smiley



Here is a photo of the first piece:
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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2013 12:24:56 PM »

Wauw - it is stunning!
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2013 12:30:14 PM »

holy cow you have some amazing skill.
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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2013 12:42:59 PM »

Thank you!  Just heard back from him, so now I get to get to work on the larger piece Smiley  I love my job!
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2013 01:34:59 PM »

They are just awesome, wish I had the patience to make them too. About how long does it take you to make them?
Really beautiful work.
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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2013 02:09:07 PM »

Thank you so much. It does take a lot of patience.  I listen to audiobooks while I work and get two things done at once Smiley  A 6 x 8 takes between 15 - 20 hours depending on the detail.  I have a few larger pictures that have taken more than 120 hours to complete.  I am fortunate because quilling is my full time job, so that is how I find the time. 

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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2013 03:29:10 PM »

That is fantastic! Such great colours.
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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2013 03:49:45 PM »

omgoodness. this took my breath away. it's so beautiful. just gorgeous.
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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2013 06:08:40 PM »

I loooooove these ones. So perfect and airy and colourful. Gorgeous work!
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« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2013 06:18:12 PM »

Oh my. This is wonderful!
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« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2013 06:29:12 PM »

These are brilliant!  And how inspiring (and courageous) that you have managed to make your talent your full time job!  I think that is one true measure of success - to be able to do what you love for a living.
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« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2013 06:30:51 PM »

WOW!  I cannot imagine that they wouldn't like it.  Outstanding!
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« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2013 07:22:08 PM »

I am in awe.  Your quilling work is amazing!
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« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2013 10:14:44 PM »

Thank you all so much!  I love quilling and I love to hear that other people appreciate it as well.
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« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2013 01:51:50 AM »

That looks wonderful!
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« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2013 06:38:06 AM »

Wow, I love the flower and I'm so glad he liked it and you can go on to another piece, which I can't wait to see.
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« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2013 11:11:47 AM »

Me too.  I started it last night.  I love the whole process because my initial drawings/paintings are so bad and then they eventually turn into my imagination Smiley  It's fun.
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« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2013 11:53:35 PM »

Gorgeous!! an beautiful blend of colors and artistry.  good luck with your amazing work!
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« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2013 01:44:20 AM »

Thank you for the nice words and the info. - I will have to look into it Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2013 06:44:39 AM »

Your paper quilling is beautiful.
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« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2013 01:21:10 PM »

Incredible.  Wow.  What do you use for the background?  Is it white or black canvas?  You are so talented!
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« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2013 03:35:27 PM »

Thank you!  I use white art boards but paint them prior to quilling over them. 
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« Reply #22 on: February 06, 2013 08:40:29 PM »

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« Reply #23 on: February 06, 2013 09:12:51 PM »

Gorgeous.
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« Reply #24 on: February 06, 2013 11:15:01 PM »

 Shocked it's like 3D van gogh!!! absolutely amazing work. These are some of the best quill work I've seen yet
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« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2013 11:23:40 PM »

You crafty folk are all great - thank you so much!
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« Reply #26 on: February 06, 2013 11:57:05 PM »

And yet again...another masterpiece ;-) no surprise there tho ;-) absolutely awesome!
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« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2013 04:56:45 AM »

My mother-in-law introduced me to quilling a few years ago. I thought, "Hmm. Neat." Not slamming my MIL but your quilling makes me think, "WOW! I want to do that!"

So, yeah, I'm ordering quilling supplies Smiley Don't know if I'll ever be as talented as you but I will have fun trying. Your work is fantastic!
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« Reply #28 on: February 07, 2013 06:19:58 AM »

Gorgeous, simply gorgeous!
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« Reply #29 on: February 07, 2013 10:53:46 AM »

My mother-in-law introduced me to quilling a few years ago. I thought, "Hmm. Neat." Not slamming my MIL but your quilling makes me think, "WOW! I want to do that!"

So, yeah, I'm ordering quilling supplies Smiley Don't know if I'll ever be as talented as you but I will have fun trying. Your work is fantastic!

I felt the same way when I was introduced to quilling 4 years ago Smiley  It was not my style (at least the kits and such) so I had to bend it to my tastes.  It is a pretty simple skill to learn and very rewarding - just time consuming.  I am sure you will make wonderful things and I cannot wait for you to share!
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« Reply #30 on: February 07, 2013 12:50:48 PM »

That is gorgeous and very vibrant! You are very talented!
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« Reply #31 on: February 08, 2013 03:26:30 PM »

Just hit this rocks! Grin
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« Reply #32 on: February 09, 2013 10:58:28 AM »

This is stunning...
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« Reply #33 on: February 11, 2013 08:28:55 AM »

The effect is amazing!
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« Reply #34 on: February 13, 2013 10:56:49 PM »

Thank you all so much!
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« Reply #35 on: February 23, 2013 04:10:31 PM »

Gorgeous!! I just started quilling, and I really enjoy it! Hope I can get this patient with it in the future!  Smiley
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« Reply #36 on: March 20, 2013 03:08:06 PM »

That is STUNNING.
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« Reply #37 on: March 20, 2013 06:00:17 PM »

Those are beautiful.
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« Reply #38 on: March 21, 2013 04:26:00 AM »

Thank you so much for your kind words.  I have absolutely experienced my patience growing as I have grown within the craft.  I have noticed the difference between my first few mosaic work and what I am creating now... I used to want to rush through and now I want the experience to linger a bit because I find it almost holy.  Strange I know.  It is the absolute truth however that I enjoy the process of making a thousand times fold of the finished work.
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