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August 2022 | Reef Monogram, Dillon’s Portrait, Scrollwork Cat

August 2022 | Reef Monogram, Dillon’s Portrait, Scrollwork Cat

Topics: Reef Monogram, Dillon’s Portrait, Scrollwork Cat

April 2022 | Moths, Bettas, Logos, & More

April 2022 | Moths, Bettas, Logos, & More

Topics: Watercolor Exploration, Luna Moth, Betta Fish, Matboard Plus, Logo Changes, Tyson the Redbone Coonhound, and Upcoming Projects.

March 2022 | Mascot, Charlie, Sunflower & More

March 2022 | Mascot, Charlie, Sunflower & More

Topics: Baltimore Oriole Mascot, Charlie’s Portrait, Sunflower, Upcoming Projects. This is my very first blog post of 2022! I would definitely have made one earlier, but as many of you know, I caught COVID in January and have been down and out for many weeks.…

Quilled Rainbow Scrollwork Unicorn

Quilled Rainbow Scrollwork Unicorn

I have never quilled a unicorn, but have always wanted to. Last month a woman bought a monogram from me as a gift and the recipient of the monogram loved it so much they immediately contacted me about making this Quilled Rainbow Scrollwork Unicorn for…

The King | Quilled Lion 2.0

The King | Quilled Lion 2.0

I started Roaring Lion late December of 2016 and finished him early January 2017. At the time, I was on a creative binge and was pumping out large, elaborate quilled artwork as fast as my fingers could twirl paper. When the lion was done I…

Paper Quilled Purple Jellyfish

Paper Quilled Purple Jellyfish

I was trying to find ways to use up scrap paper and this is something that popped into my head late last night. The end result was this paper quilled purple jellyfish. The concept was to make a 3D jellyfish – testing out the methods…

Quilled Floral Giant Panda

Quilled Floral Giant Panda

This Quilled Floral Giant Panda was for one of my repeat customers. I believe she purchased it as a gift for a friend of hers. It is roughly 8″ x 8″ and was set inside a 12″ x 12″ frame. I love the way the…

Roadkill Mixed Media Art

Roadkill Mixed Media Art

I had a mixed-media obsession mid-summer of 2017 and this was one of my projects. I have no idea what inspired this roadkill mixed media art, nor why I even bothered. Part of me thinks I was just experimenting, trying new things. I had just…

Damariscotta Mills Quilled Alewife

Damariscotta Mills Quilled Alewife

I grew up in Maine and this had a huge impact on my childhood. It formed my interests and tastes. Luckily, I had parents and grandparents who appreciated the natural world and thereby instilled in me a love for nature. Some of my fondest memories…

Paper Quilled Peacock Fish | Peafish

Paper Quilled Peacock Fish | Peafish

Sometimes I get ideas and try them out and they work. I have a particular affinity for “blended” creations. A subject that is comprised of two unique and unrelated concepts. The Paper Quilled Peacock Fish or as it was originally named “Peafish” is one of…

Paper Quilled Frog Dissection | Frog Autopsy

Paper Quilled Frog Dissection | Frog Autopsy

I’ve always been a huge science buff, so it wasn’t a huge leap to create my paper quilled frog dissection piece. I also call it the Frog Autopsy, though I understand that technically speaking it’s a necropsy since it’s an animal. During the spring of…

Paper Quilled White Stallion

Paper Quilled White Stallion

Starting 2017 off with my epic Roaring Lion piece gave me so much momentum that I just began cranking out extreme quilled pieces like this Paper Quilled White Stallion. At the time I wanted to try out something painterly and since I love horses, it…

Paper Quilled Roaring Lion

Paper Quilled Roaring Lion

On January 7, 2017, I finished my first truly elaborate piece: Paper Quilled Roaring Lion. It was a labor of love – taking me well over forty hours to complete. I worked on it obsessively throughout much of my Christmas vacation. I remember the rush…

Quilled Scrollwork Red Fox

Quilled Scrollwork Red Fox

Some animals look amazing quilled with scrollwork, and this darling Quilled Scrollwork Red Fox is no exception. There is something about his body shape that lends so well to the scrolls. Some day I would like to try him out again but in larger size…

Paper Quilled Rainbow Trout

Paper Quilled Rainbow Trout

This paper quilled rainbow trout is part of a series of hybrid pen & ink slash quilled animals I did in late 2016. I made several creatures, the last of which was this trout. I really liked this guy when he was done, though the…