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Sandra J White

Artist's Profile

What began as a hobby over 30 years ago has become my main focus today. Quilling gives me the opportunity to combine my love of nature with my love of art, and the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, in addition to a few other shows, gives me the outlet for my work and the motivation to pursue new ideas.

Quilling is the art of rolling narrow strips of paper into circles, allowing them to unroll a little, and pinching them into shapes. My original technique of overlaying a simple cut out over the quill work has allowed me to incorporate the traditional craft of quilling into my ducks, birds, wild flowers, and other wildlife. The cut out is the design and the quill work is the detail for the feathers in the ducks and birds, the veins in the flowers and leaves, and the fur in the moose and polar bear. This technique has taught me to "see again" as the shading requires sometimes tedious time and patience to get it right. And if you don't see it, you can't recreate it.

I feel that my quill work and cut out technique has caused my quilling to change from craft to art. Oftentimes, the quillwork defies recognition. I have now added paper sculpture and paper cut work to my pieces. I am also working on scenes and large pieces --

The time for production has passed and it is now time to be much more creative. I want to create pieces that will make you stop and rest awhile, pieces that you will really want to be a Part of Your Life.

I have had to reduce my number of shows in order to set priorities in My Life -- they say to reduce the stress!! And that brings me to my ArtFire shop. Thanks for stopping by.

This year I have added a new line...Folk Art Designs. My first was a Rooster, then a Bird, then a little Horse. These are much larger pieces for me, and are a lot of fun because they are full of color. And I am enjoying every one of them being different...the same cut design, but always a different array of colors and patterns.

A little more information about my work -- I do everything from the beginning to the end of each and every piece...Just Me. I start with the design work, the cutting of the overlay with an exacto knife, the rolling of the quilling paper, by hand, the glueing, the cutting of the mats, the cutting of the glass, the putting-it-all-together in the frame under glass, the photographing and all the website work.........if you have any questions, please email me.

Thanks for letting me into your Life.

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