It was during one such routine afternoon, i tried my hand at quilling. My daughter who is on vacation at home was making a farewell hand made gift for her friend who is now selected into IIT. She was upcycling a few items for her friend and painting them. The quilling set was beside her and i tried my hand at that. I started off with one roll, then quilled another, then another.....it was so addictive. Finally, i decided to make something constructive and sat down to roll quills as prescribed in her quilling book and bingo...... this is what i made.I felt happy with what i had done.
Art and craft are something i dabbled with during school days, perhaps most children of my generation in the 70's and 80's and before had no other technology distraction except reading books, sports and crafts. Most of us indulged in these as hobbies. Then as we grew our studies, career and family took over putting the creative instincts on a back burner.
Now , I am bitten by the creative bug, the day i create something, may be paint, doodle or even put a kolam on a book. it makes me happy. I have not professionally learnt any art nor have I bought any art supplies so far except a ' 000' brush.Most of the paints, brushes art books I have used are the left overs of my son, dot and my niece or the backs of invitations or cardboard boxes. None of my work are perfect and have no master strokes or great finish. With all the imperfections, they look amateurish to even a lay person but i still dare to showcase my work for i am happy when i do them.( And i am not a perfectionist, i have two at home though in my husband and my dot)
Hopefully will join an art class next month when dot goes back after vacation and I will then try to learn the strokes better.