Friday, September 23, 2011

Paper And Iron

Look what I got in the mail today! A package from my blog friend Ann at SnapEditScrap. She is a wonderful crafter, and specializes in quilling. This is an art form using thin strips of paper that are rolled around a quill to make designs. During the Renaissance, nuns and monks used this art form to decorate book covers and religious items. They copied the designs of metal filigree, because the paper was much cheaper than precious metal to use, so it also became known as paper filigree. It often imitated the current popular ironwork designs. I had asked for this pumpkin and the cute cat and mouse, and she even threw in a magnet of her adorable doggie Duke and a greeting card she made!!! And speaking of iron...


Let my cry come right into your presence, God; provide me with the insight that comes only from your Word. Give my request your personal attention, rescue me on the terms of your promise. Put your hand out and steady me since I've chosen to live by your counsel.  Invigorate my soul so I can praise you well, use your decrees to put iron in my soul. And should I wander off like a lost sheep—seek me! I'll recognize the sound of your voice.
Psalm 119

26 comments:

Joanne said...

How creative! I love that cat and mouse!
Blessings, Joanne

SquirrelQueen said...

When I opened your blog I just had to smile, the design looks sort of like a smiling face.

Those designs are great, I love the cat and mouse.

Regina said...

"Put your hand out and steady me since I've chosen to live by your counsel. Invigorate my soul so I can praise you well, use your decrees to put iron in my soul. And should I wander off like a lost sheep—seek me! I'll recognize the sound of your voice."
Psalm 119 That is powerful- love it!!
How nice..very creative besides informative-

reanaclaire said...

Cute.. your friend is so creative..

From the Kitchen said...

Beautiful. I've seen quilling before and am amazed at what some finagling of paper can do.

You asked about the tree--not mine but a neighbors.

Best,
Bonnie

Karin said...

So fascinating to see all the different skills people use to express their God-given creativity! Very sweet!

Sandra said...

these are soooo cute, and you did an excellent job of photographing them. lots of goodies to enjoy.

Sarah (Nikki) said...

my dgt makes something simliar to these....they're so cute and love that doggie magnet. Glad you were sent these. Have a great weekend Ginny

Maple Lane said...

How very talented she is! I especially love the cat and mouse! You have one of the most delightful blogs that I visit - always enjoy visiting with you Ginny.

George said...

These are absolutely beautiful. I admire people with such talent.

Diana said...

Ginny, your friend does lovely art work and I hear the excitement in your voice for having received some of it.

S. Etole said...

She does excellent work, doesn't she?! What fun mail.

Chatty Crone said...

I love Ann's work - you are a lucky gal. So cute aren't they. Love the header with there picture on it!

Glad you got them.

Sandie

Melanie said...

Very pretty. I really like the cat and mouse one. :)

LC said...

How amazing that someone can turn paper into such beautiful and intriguing objects. I haven't a crafty bone in my body, so my role is to appreciate those who are so creative. I do so enjoy my job as an "appreciator"! Thanks for using your creatve gifts to share Ann's creations with us!

Sharon said...

Very creative quilling! I love the cat and mouse!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Gorgeous work.

photowannabe said...

Put iron in my soul. Magnificient words Ginny. I needed that today.
Beautiful quilling pieces you received.
Have a great weekend.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

She is quite talented in that craft, not easy to do. These are true gifts of love.

Hope your day is special!

SweetMarie said...

Those are so cute! I like the pumpkin! And Duke is a super cutie! How sweet of Ann to send these to you. She is so talented!
Your pics of these are great! Thanks for sharing!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Those are so neat!

Ann said...

I am so glad you got them and they arrived safely. How sweet of you to post them. I like the header you made from the card.

Shug said...

Very cool art....This is very neat and looks like it would a lot of fun...
I think your friend must be very creative...

Have a great weekend and Happy Fall
Shug

DawnTreader said...

Don't think I've ever seen that before. I love "tiny thing" but I have difficulties making them now.

kanak7 said...

When I saw your header I thought...whatever it is, it's exquisite! Your friend is so talented...her creations are truly beautiful!

Lady Jane said...

I love quilling!!! Those are super nice pieces. I think it is the only hobby I havent tried yet, lol... Maybe someday???? Hugs from LJ