Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Starting afresh

Since my last post, I have been away on holiday to my favourite 'paradise islands' - the Isles of Scilly, which lie out in the Atlantic Ocean, 28 miles from the south-west tip of Cornwall in southern England.

Each day for a week, we found ourselves alternately bathed in sunshine and washed by heavy rain showers, culminating in a massive storm which kept us indoors all day Sunday - but, as always, the incomparable beauty of these magical islands lifted our spirits like no other place on Earth.


Suitably refreshed, I am keen to get back to my quilling again. This first piece is one of those 'fantasy flowers' that I just made up as I went along, experimenting with various leaf-style huskings which were created using a straight row of pins (my 'vertical alternative' to a quilling comb), then folded and enclosed. The flower is a multi-strip 'cut eccentric coil' with each of the cut ends rolled down by just a few turns. I haven't decided where I'm going to mount this quilling yet, but I'm sure I'll find a home for it!

More to come - I hope - over the next few days.


14 comments:

  1. Very beautiful and creative!

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  2. Lovely...as always Philippa. Hope you are back to Rock!!!! Keep Going!!!!

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  3. Exceptional design. Colors and shapes are beautiful! I'm glad that you're refreshed and ready for new challenges!

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  4. Great holiday...I am glad for you!
    Love this design, beautiful shapes and colors!!!

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  5. Eileen Walters2 May 2012 at 16:09

    Welcome back Philippa, I would love to spend a week on the Scilly Isles - we did visit many years ago briefly. Hopefully on one of our trips back to England we can make it again. Love the flower. It has been pretty chaotic here recently since I have been preparing work to take to the NAQGCON 2012. Eileen

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  6. A well deserved vacation! Glad you had time to breathe and think and refresh. Now, back to quilling! LOL! Have a great week!

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  7. welcome back, you really out did yourself on this one, totally awesome!!!
    Paula

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  8. Lucky you! I see you are starting afresh too with this spectacular creation! Love it!
    hugs and xoxo

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  9. The colours you have used are divine!! Love your work!

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  10. Beautiful flower Philippa...hope u r refreshed...expecting more creative works from u....

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  11. the quilling looks 'refreshing' too!

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  12. Thanks everyone for your very kind comments. I try to reply direct to everyone whose e-mail address is listed on Blogger ... for those who aren't, please know that I appreciate your comments very much.

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  13. Welcome back Philippa....really great holiday....:)
    What a beautiful flower

    hug,
    Susan

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