Birds

Paper Quilled Colorful Rooster

Paper Quilled Colorful Rooster

I think half the women I know have collected roosters at one point in their lives. So when one of my clients asked me to make this Paper Quilled Colorful Rooster for his wife’s birthday gift, it didn’t really surprise me. Roosters are gorgeous and…

Paper Quilled Dove in Flight | Gold Gilded

Paper Quilled Dove in Flight | Gold Gilded

This Paper Quilled Dove in Flight | Gold Gilded was a commission I did in 2016. I am sometimes amazed at the interesting requests I get and this piece was no exception. The customer needed this dove to have a single red wing feather and…

Paper Quilled Northern Cardinal | With Shiny Berries

Paper Quilled Northern Cardinal | With Shiny Berries

If you read my articles you’ll know by now that Cardinals are one of my favorite subjects and one of the few animals I have quilled over and over again. This Paper Quilled Northern Cardinal | With Shiny Berries was a gift for my grandmother.…

Quilled Bird’s Nest Monogram | Letter B

Quilled Bird’s Nest Monogram | Letter B

This Quilled Bird’s Nest Monogram | Letter B was a Mother’s Day gift for my grandmother, Barbara. We have bought her a lot of bird things over the years and I wanted to give her something that was memorable, beautiful, and unique. I had made…

Paper Quilled Peacock Monogram | Letter R

Paper Quilled Peacock Monogram | Letter R

This Paper Quilled Peacock Monogram (Letter R) was made for a woman who won a contest I was running. I can’t remember the intricate details right now, but I’m pretty sure it was a LIKE/PIN/SHARE promotion. I ended up making three 8×10 monograms. The other…

Quilled Barred Owl in the Moonlight

Quilled Barred Owl in the Moonlight

This Quilled Barred Owl in the Moonlight was a commission for a local woman. She was one of my best customers that year and I made her several other pieces which really gave me a confidence boost for both the artwork in general as well…

Quilled Great Horned Owls

Quilled Great Horned Owls

I made these two Quilled Great Horned Owls in June of 2015. They are two of the largest pieces I’ve ever created at a whopping 11″ x 14.” The top image (below) is the owl that was commissioned for the Skidompha Library in Damariscotta, Maine.…

Simple Paper Quilled Ravens

Simple Paper Quilled Ravens

I used to collect crows and ravens. And, for many years my family would buy me knickknacks and gifts that were crow- or raven-themed. I still love these creatures, but have tempered my interest in them with my love of a clean, clutter-free, knickknack free…

Quilled Cartoonish Owls

Quilled Cartoonish Owls

I made two Quilled Cartoonish Owls in 2014 – one blue and one purple. They were part of my first adventure into commissioned artwork and a good learning experience. Techniques Don’t let the watermark fool you, these were created in 2014, only a few short…

Paper Quilled Peacock Feather

Paper Quilled Peacock Feather

A former girlfriend of mine came to spend the night one weekend way back in 2014 and she wanted me to help her learn quilling. She bought a collage frame and I set about showing her some basic techniques and then she worked out of…