Quilled Little One Swan Bookcase Art

$45
3"x4" | paper | framed
This is my Quilled Swan, one of my "Little Ones" collectible series, ready for you to hang or wrap for a great gift, made in my New Hampshire studio.

It is my original and is a 3" x 4" design, quilled, matted, and custom framed under glass in a black oak frame as shown.
These "Little Ones" are favorites with a lot of people.

These are wonderful little pieces, a series I developed because I really want everyone to have a chance to have a piece of Sandra White.

The biggest challenge with these smaller pieces is that there is little room to make mistakes on color or design. It sometimes takes really tiny pieces to get that little bit of orange or green somewhere where it will be important in the whole picture. And then you step back and find it IS in the wrong place. Try again..... and every time I do another one, the color location may change just a little -- that is because I think it is getting better. But, you know, every bird or duck is a little different, too. I guess the finished quilled picture depends on which bird or duck is posing for me.


What is Quilling?
Quilling is a very old craft. Its name comes of the old practice of trimming the gold edges from books, and then winding the narrow strips of paper around feather quills, using the quill for the tool. Once rolled into circles and pinched into various shapes, the paper is used as texture and detail in pictures.

My own technique uses the quill work as a background and details to cut-outs of wildlife. The quill work simulates the feathers in the duck and birds, the scales on the fish, the veins in the wildflowers, and the fur on the moose.

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