Hummingbird Theme Letter B Monogram

Hummingbird Theme Letter B Monogram

A month or so ago the President of the Guild of American Papercutters contacted me to create a monogram for their Director of Outreach. This was a gift being given to her at the annual conference. She provided me with a photograph of a wedding 

Pair of Cardinals in Berry Bush

Pair of Cardinals in Berry Bush

One of my husband’s co-workers was interested in getting a custom piece made. My husband – being my biggest cheerleader – always shows the guys my artwork and most of the time I think they probably just “ooh” and “aah” out of respect for him. 

Quilled Illinois State Redbird

Quilled Illinois State Redbird

This quilled Illinois State Redbird was a gift for a recent graduate. I’m not sure if the recipient loved it, but her mother definitely did. This wasn’t a really complex design, but pretty much everything looks beautiful filled in with elegant quilled scrollwork.

Paper Quilled Poppycock

Paper Quilled Poppycock

I have a thing for hybrid artwork. And when I say “hybrid” I mean in both the sense of multi-media as well as combining two separate and unique themes. This Paper Quilled Poppycock combines quilled poppies with a quilled peacock. Two of my favorite subjects! 

Paper Quilled Baltimore Oriole

Paper Quilled Baltimore Oriole

I’ve been quilling birds almost since day one. There is something about their body shape and the texture of their feathers that really lends well to this style of art. This Paper Quilled Baltimore Oriole was the second quilled bird I created during my Christmas 

Paper Quilled Blue Jay

Paper Quilled Blue Jay

In December of 2017 we had a rain storm and it caused a lot of ice buildup. A blue jay landed on a cast-iron plant hanger I had outside and I snapped a photo of him. I entered the photo into a local contest and 

Quilled Cardinal With Holly

Quilled Cardinal With Holly

Aside from cats, cardinals are the animal that I have created the most. This Quilled Cardinal With Holly is the fourth cardinal I’ve made and actually was the last. I do hope to get time to make some more at some point as they’re always 

Paper Quilled Phoenix | Version 2

Paper Quilled Phoenix | Version 2

This is my Paper Quilled Phoenix | Version 2. I say this because it’s a replica of “Rising Phoenix” – a piece I created in December of 2014. I’m really glad I had the opportunity to recreate one of my favorite pieces, partly because it’s 

Quilled Whimsical Purple Owl

Quilled Whimsical Purple Owl

This Quilled Whimsical Purple Owl is just the sweetest little thing. I made it for a customer who wanted something fun and less realistic. Her preferred theme color was purple. I have made two other fantasy-type owls in the past and wanted to improve upon