Well, the sketchbook I was sent had a theme for mandala-like designs. Perfect for my paper quilled series. How exciting!
|Rotational Motif #9, January 2014, Copyright Margaurita Spear, private collection of Julia Schickel|
I worked on the 4" square design for weeks, a little at a time. Probably for about twenty or so hours total. The color scheme was inspired by the sketchbook owner who sectioned off pages with green marker. I chose a green section.
I haven't done much quilling in months and this is just what I needed to remind me how much I enjoy it and how zen it can be.
This particular design fits into my rotational series. The colors are bright and remind me of spring even though we just had a heap of snow here in MA. The shapes and patterns, almost hint at a Celtic cross to me, but you may see something else (others have).
Hopefully, there will be a return to quilling in the months to come.