Well, hello there!
Whether you are like me and love working with your hands or just curious and want to see how I do what I do, I have exciting news for you!
I do love sharing and teaching what I know. Having a website comes in handy for that. Since I do dabble in a lot of different branches of art, I have decided to create a Workshop section and divide it into sections to make it easier for you to find what you are looking for. I will be covering typography and hand lettering, quilling, felting and clay art.
I will be starting with quilling.
This renaissance era art has been revived by Yulia Brodskaya in the contemporary art circles and everyone who is doing any type of quilling today is the direct result of Yulia’s innovative, creative, and inspiring expression. I am one of those who saw her unique art and thought ‘Hey this is an amazing form of art!’ and followed by ‘Hey I want to try it!’
And I did! As a hand letterer, the first thing I did was to try to quill a letter. That very first J in my Instagram feed is the result of that first try. When I had rushed home hardly being able to contain myself with excitement, I had no idea about what tools I even would need. I just knew, I needed paper and glue and that was it. Luckily, I do a lot of different art so my home is more or less like a workshop so I found some colored paper left over from one project or another and grabbed my barrel of Elmer’s glue.
As I curled the paper I was trying to figure out the best way to apply the glue to the paper. Should it go on the base paper or to the piece I was working between my fingers? My fingers were curling the paper while I used a sculptor's needle to apply minuscule amounts of glue to it. For only the curled up parts this technique was good but for long pieces, this was a very inefficient way to do this. Instead of applying the glue bit by bit, I decided to dunk the whole piece into the glue! It worked like a charm. I found an efficient and quick way to make progress with this new hobby of mine.
And so it began. I kept creating designs and then quilling them. People started becoming interested. As the interest grew, so did the questions about my process. I was answering people one on one but sometimes I would find out that I had missed a question and would feel bad. Also because I was answering questions this way, the same questions were getting asked over and over again. I decided to create my Youtube channel as a tool to put together a demonstration of my whole process with video and picture tutorials. It also serves as a community where we can all converse as well.
Hope to see you there and chat.
With much love,
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