Saturday, November 20, 2010

Quilled Annam

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        Annam is the name of a bird also called annaparavai, I am not sure whether such a bird existed but its beauty and grace has inspired Indian art for ages. We can see this bird in paintings ,embroidery , in temple sculptures ,brass work and on saree borders.....Its also the favourite of poets and writers of Tamil literature. This bird has been celebrated by writers as an epitome of grace and purity. It is supposed to be white in colour and has a character of when given milk and water mixed together to leave out the water and drink only the milk.(symbolically when both love and hate or good and bad exists together, the lesson to be learnt from this bird is to choose good and love).


     I traced the picture of this bird from a shopping bag and then got an impression of the picture on this card . I started with the swirls in the tail, then next I wanted to make sure I got the face right before I quilled some more. I found it really difficult and I fairly gave up, but the eyes looked good and I was eager to know how it will look when completed and after a long struggle with paper strips , scissors and glue. I completed my annam. I have used a metallic brown colour paper strips through out , I had to cut small bits and piece them together. Its a bit thick paper and so I had to hold down the pieces until it dried. But the  end result was really more than I had hoped for.The beauty of this annam is it is wearing jewels around its neck , anklets and also a small dot on its ears, which I suppose are earrings.
   
    
     This also coincides with this month theme crafty JC Indian ethnic challenge.


     Thanks for stopping by, have a creative day.



24 comments:

Nela said...

It's gorgeous!

Leanne said...

You're so artistic. Beautiful!!!

Creativek(shraddha) said...

This is a really stunning creation made with such perfection and precision..it's wonderful!

martinaquill said...

Congratulations. Perfect.

Ann Martin said...

Just stunning and I'm sure it is even more beautiful in person.

Philippa said...

Beautiful! I can imagine how difficult this bird must have been to make, but the result is stunning.

Сузана Илић said...

Truly amazing!
Suzana

Suzana said...

I believe that it was making very heavy, but the result is a really beautiful card!

anandhirajan said...

Hi, It has come out very nice suganthi madam.
anandhirajan

GreenEarth said...

I can imagine the complexity in this one with all the gluing in the perfect shapes, but it is worth all the effort!

annie.anastasia said...

It is beautiful!!

Hussena said...

hi suganthi ur work is truly beautiful must have taken u hours to make it.

Allycat said...

Unbelievable, do admire your patience in constructing this design. Thanks for sharing x

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Wow lovely. Thanks for sharing this card n also the details related to this card. Lovely.

WhiteRacoon said...

Very lovely work! Really nice and cute!

Bhavana said...

beautiful annam!!!

Manasa said...

So beautiful suganthi....it must have taken so much effort ! but its well worth it all !

kavitha said...

beautiful,..that must be lottttt of work.Great!!!

Jackie said...

I just found your blog and I am a fan already, I have even put you in my blog roll! I love your work. I am new at quilling and am very inspired by you.

Priya said...

that was breath taking... it is sooo difficult make such designs..great work!
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viji said...

wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I dont have wards to appreciate.
super!!!!!!
May be this ward apt.
viji

Helen said...

Amazing!!! In Cambodia there was a similar bird (myth).

Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

This is awesome!

lakhsmirani said...

incredible work !very perfect.traditional design in quilling!marvellousc