Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Hot off the press!
It's been a pie-in-the-sky fantasy of mine to be published one day, and never imagined that pie could fall out into my lap. I was contacted last year by a scout at Quarto Publishing, UK, who found my quilling instructions on Etsy. Almost a year later, I gingerly pull out my advanced copy from the mail box.
The process was long – not the quilling part, but the photography. My husband endured my endless frustrations with lighting, focus, and composition. We became Twister-masters, as he helped me shoot while both my hands were explaining the process of quilling. Literally could not have done it without him!
Within the 4 spreads, I show how to make basic shapes and open petal flowers posted in this blog. I've not seen this technique in any other book so far. I was also challenged by Quarto to create a butterfly and am quite pleased with the final example.
The book features many other esteemed paper artists (my work is sitting alongside Yulia Brodskaya's – wow!) and will be available on Amazon by next month. ISBN 978-0-7624-4087-0