Sweet, sweet curiosity.

This blog is all about things I have made. I happen to be on a paper quilling kick right now, but you can find intense embroidery, crazy gingerbread houses, steampunk clothes, ornaments, wackiness and sculptures on this site. So have fun and check it out!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Acceptance is a wonderful thing

 This piece is part of several that I have created for a very creative psychologist client of mine.  They have been really neat to do and I find I am quite challenged by her ideas. 
This is the first of a set, showing the chrysalis of a butterfly and the buds of a tree ( I forget the name of the tree, but it is specifically a tree that butterflies are attracted to) which are about to bloom. Then in the next piece... we see them bloom into "Change".

Thursday, March 6, 2014

A Quiller Sacred Feather

 This piece was such a joy to create.  The family that ordered this has a wonderful tradition of getting a family gift for every year created by an artisan, I was honoured that this year they chose me to create something for them.
 The Feather is a red hawk tail feather which is Sacred to the First Nations. I spent a good deal of time looking at many feathers and learning about the hawks before creating this piece, which is something that I truly enjoy about creating custom pieces.
 I loved making this feather so much that I have plans to try different feathers from a variety of birds in the future... Any suggestions of birds with a beautiful plumage that would be fun to quill?

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Quiller Dragon!

Arrr...  I loved creating this piece! It was too much fun to make a dragon with flames.  Purple flames that is.
I tried to make the letters look a little singed by being burnt, however, I was a little worried that it obscured the text... it says CMG. It is a little easier to read in real life, but still I don't think I would make that choice again.  Anyhoo, how fun!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Quiller Logo

 This piece is very large at 18 x 36 and was created for a company's office.  This is the logo for the company Plant Therapy,  which I was very happy to make for them. 

This is a picture of the piece still in progress.  Though it is difficult to see in the picture I used a variety of greys inside the text in interesting patterns.  I also used watercolour for the background of this piece, which I really think finishes the pieces in a way that I find much more satisfying than just using paper. 

If you are interested in having the logo of your company quilled, contact me on my etsy site, ACOCC.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Quiller Ocean Currents...

 This piece is a variation on a piece very similar to this, however this is 11 x 14 and it is also features current patterns that are based on real currents in the ocean.  I really liked the challenge of this piece and had a lot of fun researching current patterns and how to make it still look interesting as a quilled piece.


Thursday, February 6, 2014

Quiller Sax...


This piece was inspired by a trumpet that I created that looked very similar. After seeing this My Hubby thinks I need to do a piece with two violins and a saxophone and call it "Sax and Violins". Hardy har har...
 





Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Quiller Scales of Justice!


 This piece was created for a law office and features the scales of Justice and the initials of those at the office.  It is a very large piece at 12 x 36 inches.  I love the font on these letters and I really enjoyed creating letters with a colour gradation.

 I also love the colour choice.  Grey and Yellow are a wonderful match together.