Thursday, 5 February 2015

On to New Challenges!

The winter months of each new year have always been a time for me to try new things. In the past I have taken workshops by talented local artists ( and to name two) but this year I am going to teach myself. And that is the challenge!

I have already worked on Oriental Style painting: now I am moving on to Paper Quilling and Anime.

Valentine Card

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I decided to try my hand at a few cards. I have used my own painted paper for the hearts, some of the quills, and the leaves. 

Valentine Card #2

I will have to practice taking photos of my quilling work to find a way to show it off to better advantage. I think the cards look much better in person!

 I don't know if I will incorporate this skill in my regular art but It has definite possibilities for mixed media. Whether I use quilling just to make cards and to play or whether I add it to paintings, I figure all knowledge is useful - if only to keep the mind alive!


  1. Love your experimenting and seeking out knowledge! Inspirational! Have fun Val... looks like you are :)

    1. I am having fun Sheila. Today I was making paper flowers and doing decorative paper cutting with my granddaughter. I don't know why I just thought both would be interesting to learn - lol. Have a good weekend.