So, Susanna Leonard Hill is hosting the 2nd Annual Pretty Much World Famous Illustration Contest for Children’s Illustrators This week.
The rules are here.
The contest is to Draw/Paint/Create a children’s picture book illustration (no text required-art only) the topic for which shall be DISCOVERY.
Not sure why this poked at me. As you know, I’m a writer.
I dabble with paper quilling and wanted to try … so here is my entry:
Anyone else stretch when given a challenge vs. just thinking “oh I should try that?”
For this effort, I tried three new-to-me quilling techniques and shredded my own paper. And, since Hubby wondered WHAT I was doing at the kitchen table … I thought I should post it.
To see the entries in Susanna’s contest, visit her site.
Wendy Greenley says
Oh, Stacy, this is gorgeous! Your kitchen table is the place to be. You are an amazing artist!
Thanks Wendy. Hubby was also glad I cleaned off the table too. 🙂
Cathy Ballou Mealey says
Amazing! I discovered lots of interesting insects among the beautiful curls and swirls that you created. Love it Stacy!
Cathy C. Hall says
And I discovered a new art technique: quilling! Absolutely gorgeous, Stacy, way to stretch!
Penny Parker Klostermann says
Wow! Stacy this is so amazing! I love it! So glad you stretched and shared your artist quilling skills 🙂
Thanks Penny. Now I need to stretch with some revisions.
Heather Dent says
That butterfly! I love this piece. I am so inspired to learn the paper quilling technique now.
Thanks Heather. The butterfly is one of the new-to-me techniques. Get lost on Pinterest and look up Quilling.
Julie Rowan-Zoch says
Fantastic! I was blown away with your poem quilling, but this is even more exciting! You go, girl! So impressed!
Thanks Julie. After I did the poems, that probably helped me stretch a little to do this stretch. 🙂
Susanna Leonard Hill says
This is gorgeous, Stacy! A whole world discovered in the grass with so many beautiful details! Thanks so much for joining in the fun!
Thanks for offering the fun prompt. Can’t wait to check out all the illustrations.
Teresa Robeson says
You know I love your quill art, Stacy! So beautiful!
Thanks Teresa. (I still see all the flaws, but I’m trying!)
Teresa Robeson says
Trust me when i tell you that no one else will be able to see the flaws (I tried looking and I can’t). 🙂
Well, you are super kind Teresa. Thanks.
Jilanne Hoffmann says
Oh, Stacy. You have such a talent! You should start illustrating your own books, NOW! 😀 Am I being overly enthusiastic? I don’t think so! Cheers!
Ha. Ha. That’s is a lot enthusiastic. Thank you Jilanne.
Darshana Khiani says
Wow! That is so cool. Beautiful!!
Sue Wang says
It’s so fabulous! Very crafty and inspiring. I think you are a patient person 🙂 in addition to whimsical.
I’m trying to be whimsical Sue. Trying all the time. 🙂
Mike Allegra says
This dazzled me. I love it!
C.L. Murphy says
I love this textural piece, Stacy! I so want to try quilling, now.
You should give it a try C.L.
kath unsworth says
Stacy, wow! This is so beautiful. A 3 dimensional story. Loving the bright colours. Also loving connecting with all the wonderful creative people. Kath
Thanks for connecting Kath.
Rosi Hollinbeck says
That is fantastic! I had no idea what quilling meant. Thanks for the example.
Thank you Rosi. I didn’t either until I found it on Pinterest a couple years ago.
Coleen Patrick says
Thank you Coleen.
Mishka Jaeger says
WOW I am fascinated by this technique. There’s so much energy in your work and I love how all the colors pop. I’m getting lost looking for all the bugs. Wonderful!
Thanks Mishka. It was a stretch for me.
Yvonne Mes says
Great image inspiring some interesting story lines!
Thanks for stopping by Yvonne.
Way to go, Stacy! So beautiful. So many new things hidden in among the grasses. a whole new world.
Makes me want to go to pinterest and look up quilling as well. You did an amazing job. 🙂
Michelle Kogan says
Captivating and colorful!
Thanks for stopping by Michelle.
Joanne Roberts says
I was glad to see your creativity soar. Who knew you were so multi-disciplinary? Awesome!
Thank you Joanne.
Ms. Ng says
This is pretty fantastic. How long did this take you?
Thanks Ms. Ng. I’m horrible at tracking hours … shredding paper, research, design, doing all the pieces … plus I always end up with something I can’t/don’t use. I assembled some items while listening to a book on tape, so I was multi-tasking.
Suzy Leopold says
Beautiful. Such an amazing and unique creation, Stacy.
Thank you Suzy.
Wow, that’s exquisite, Stacy! Great job!
Thank you for your kindness and stopping by.
Tracy Campbell says
Hi Stacy, Your paper quilling piece is stunning! And I know you’ve put in many hours on this. 🙂
Shannon Lawrence says
That’s some awesome artwork! Did you turn it in, or is it something where you do that?
Robyn Campbell says
Stacy, I missed all this. But yours is gorgeous. I love the paper quilling. I think this must have taken a lot of time. I hope you won.
Sue @ Kid Lit reviews says
Wow! I have read a few picture books illustrated with paper cut-out or twisted and your paper quilling is publishable. Just awesome!
Thank you Sue. You are very kind. I love the paper art illustrated books I find each year.