|Art by Antonella DeFalco of Quilling, Art And Expression|
Quilling – the Renaissance art of rolling, folding and gluing thin strips of papers into decorative shapes and intricate designs – has experienced a resurgence among paper crafters in recent years. I tried my hand at Quilling once. I soon discovered that while the concept of Quilling is easy to learn, the core skills needed to master this art – namely, a keen eye, good eye-to-hand coordination, and patience – are not my greatest strengths.
So, I was delighted to receive this beautiful card from Antonella DeFalco, a master of the art! If you would like to learn more about Quilling, pick up some free patterns, or learn about Tea Bag Folding, be sure to visit Quilling, Art, And Expression – Antonella’s site is filled with wonderful art and resources!
This week, the theme at Inspiration Avenue is Hope. Earlier this week, I came across a poem by the Russian poet, Alexander Pushkin, that I wanted to share. Although the poem was written in 1825. its timeless message spoke to my heart this week – perhaps it will speak to yours as well! There are two English translations of the poem available – this version was translated by M. Kneller.
If By Life You Were Deceived…
by Alexander Pushkin (1825)
If by life you were deceived,
Don’t be dismal, don’t be wild!
In the day of grief, be mild
Merry days will come, believe.
Heart is living in tomorrow;
Present is dejected here;
In a moment, passes sorrow;
That which passes will be dear.
Have a wonderful weekend my friends!