Quilling & A Heart Of Hope

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!

20 Responses to “Quilling & A Heart Of Hope”

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  1. Shelinwa says:

    Hey there
    Thank you so much for playing with us at Inspiration Avenue!! I love the car
    Your tags are awesome. I got into making them for Valentines day and now have a tun.
    I have joined your following at #405 🙂
    :ove your blog

  2. Shelinwa says:

    Hey there
    Thank you so much for playing with us at Inspiration Avenue!! I love the car
    Your tags are awesome. I got into making them for Valentines day and now have a tun.
    I have joined your following at #405 🙂
    :ove your blog
    There is a giveaway on my blog with three chances to win

  3. Robin Norgren says:

    Thank you for introducing me to the beautiful art of quilling. And I, like you, need evidence of hope right now; that despite those times of uncertainty, that "morning by morning, new mercies I see"

  4. Sandy says:

    OMG what a wonderful piece.
    This is really gorgeous. Love them.

  5. artangel says:

    This is beautiful and so uplifting – thank you so much for sharing it with us 🙂

  6. Kiki says:

    Such a super lovely piece..i love the sense of movement and also the Harmony emanating from it and the color palette…a sparkling inspiring piece..just gorgeous!
    lovely to meet you
    Victoria, Enchanting the Invisible

  7. Natasha says:

    I had seen this kind of craft before but never knew it was called quilling-thanks for the lesson. I might have to give it a try!

    Lovely to "meet" you too. Am looking forward to learning some wonderful new things!

    Best wishes,

  8. Sloane says:

    Ooo I love admiring quilling, but I am way to clumsy for such a delicate art! The poem was lovely, thanks for shareing. :o)

  9. Stephanie says:

    what a fun card to receive from a very skillful hand. I really enjoyed to poem too. It's amazing how things come our way at just the right moment. Cheers!

  10. SmartShopaholic says:

    Hi! I'm sorry it took me so long to follow back. I haven't been online in a long time. Your blog is great! 🙂

  11. Lisa says:

    Very pretty art! I've seen this type of thing done before and I always wonder who has that much patience to get that to stay! Amazing work!

  12. Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts says:

    Very pretty. I envy you as I have never felt the love with quilling!! I had a little set when I was a kid (not much patience) & didn't get along with it!!
    You make it look lovely x

  13. Oh, how pretty!! My sister used to quill when we were younger. I admire it so!!

  14. Lavender Cottage says:

    I have seen a lot of quilling in the card books and some magazines. Nice poem you found.

  15. VBR says:

    quilling is such an interesting art form. quite amazing what can be acheived with simple strips of paper and rolling, folding. great letter Q post.

  16. NatureGirl says:

    Lovely! I used to do some quilling years ago. I should pick it back up! Happy AlphabeThursday!

  17. Cheryl D. says:

    I never heard of quilling before. The card is stunning!

  18. I use to do quilling years and years ago!

    You inspire me to try it again!

    Thanks for quite a creative link for A-T this week.



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