Friday, November 13, 2009

My first exhibition - A dream come true

I always wanted to display my quilling works. And I finally got a chance here in Singapore. I had participated in the MAAD (Market for artists and designers) at the Red dot Museum.
The preparation started as soon as I got approval email from the organizer.
It was the first time I was participating in such a event and that too in a new country. I had no idea as to what people here would like. Hence I decided to make 10-15 items of each type.
Here's the list of items I had -
1) Greeting cards - 2 sizes
2) Photo frames
3) Fridge magnets
4) Earrings
5) Paper Clips
6) Bookmarks

After hard work of 2 weeks and help from my dear husband and in laws, I was all ready and excited.
Below are the pictures of the event.
Day 1 - Setup

Day 2 - Setup

It was a dream come true and it came true only because of persuasion and continuous encouragement from my husband. Without it, I would have been wasting my vacation playing farmville on facebook :)

I will post detailed photos of my artifacts and my experience and leanings in my subsequent posts.
Till then, Keep Watching :)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Simple quilled cards

The dimension of the cards is around 14 cm * 11 cm.

Penguins in love

This card is one of my initial cards and one of my favorites.
This would make a good card for anniversary for valentines day.
The blue heart is made out of handmade paper. I wanted to try my hands at the hand made paper and this is the outcome.

Three dimensional quilling

Paper quilling is not just limited to 2D but beautiful 3D forms can be created too. You would be amazed to see what simple tight rolls can transform into.
Below are some of my 3D quilled pictures. I apologize for the photo quality and promise to upload better pictures soon.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Fringed Flowers

These fringed flowers is something which I always wanted to try and finally succeeded.
The yellow one looks like a marigold :)

Few more Quilled cards

My husband's in Singapore since April and I was all alone in Hyderabad for 4 months. It was during this time I made the below cards. It would keep me busy during the weekends.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

New Diwali Diyas

This year I got some new diya designs. Below are the pictures. I hope you like them.
In case you want to view diyas in my earlier post, you may use this link - Diwali Diyas.

Friday, September 11, 2009

My first successful one stroke painting

One Stroke painting is something which I wanted to learn since an year. I bought a book and watched some videos online, but could not succeed.
But yesterday I finally got it. I could not believe myself . Below is the photo of my first successful attempt.

I would love to hear comments and suggestions to improve my painting skills :)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Mr Froggy

Here comes Mr. Froggy.

This card would surely be loved by kids. You can add a crown too and make him a Frog Prince :). Or How about Mr. and Mrs. Frog?

Friday, August 14, 2009

Back with some diwali stuff

Hi All,
I am posting after a long time i.e. 6 months.. Not that I didn't quill all these 6 months..but I was just too lazy to update the blog.
As Diwali is nearing, I am posting pictures of diwali diyas packed in a box decorated by quilling. I had gifted this to one of my relatives last year.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Daffodil - Cards

These are 2 daffodil cards I made over the weekend using husking technique. The border is made using punches. For first card, I have glued Green and white paper behind the punched stem and flowers respectively.
For the second card, I have pasted punched green leafs on yellow paper

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Diwali Diyas

These are the diwali diyas I painted this year.