Monday, October 19, 2009

Beginnings

This is the first post associated with my etsy.com quilling shop. Quilling is the art of using rolled strips of narrow paper to create designs. I like it so much because it is something relaxing I can do in my spare time and I enjoy seeing the happiness it brings to others.

My best friend in high school was a talented artist, excelling in drawing and painting, but I could never seem to find any artistic talent in myself. A few years ago, I was browsing the magazine racks at my local bookstore and a gorgeous card caught my eye on the cover of a Martha Stewart Living magazine. That issue turned out to have a feature story on the art of quilling and the rest, as they say, is history. I was fascinated by this beautiful craft and spent a few weeks teaching myself the basics. Several years later, I still enjoy quilling as much as I did then.

I'm having a lot of fun stocking my shop and I hope you'll come by and take a look around. You'll find me at