Thursday, April 26, 2012

Quilling my profile picture


       It is with lot of joy that I share my most favourite and biggest project of all with all my blogger friends . This project is very special to me as I have long dreamt of quilling my profile picture.
       Durga or Shakthi  means  strength or energy and feminine creative power. The terracotta Durga  mask in my profile picture has been with me for the past seven years, it hangs over the door in my room . It is such a smiling mask and when the lighting in the room changes the expression on Durga's face seems to also change and I am forever fascinated by it
        I started this project last september ,I had finished only the top triangular part of the crown when I put it away to take it up when I had more time. Re starting the project was the most difficult part , I have more colours now and I also don't have some of the colours that I had used at that time. I also had to figure out the lengths of strips that I had used .But once I started I was quite obsessed with it . I kept at it when ever I found time not even going online some days:).I have to thank my husband for suggesting this project and getting me all the quilling paper that I needed  .
       I first finished the head dress and then the ears , hoping to quill the face too. I did not want to spoil the work  so I decided to print out the face alone. I found this face on a Tanjore painting and by that time even I started to think that my work resembles a Tanjore painting. I made a lot of adjustments to fit the ornaments around the image and quilled over the hair and all the jewels on her face. The fact that I could fit the head dress and the earrings around the image is nothing short of a miracle.Many thanks to my elder son Abi who helped me print out so many pictures and manipulated  the images to suit the colours that I have used.
       As this is a special project  I  only used pre cut strips  and a needle tool for the entire work.

         I still have to frame my work ,here I have just placed my quilled Durga on a board I have prepared for my next Arathi thattu.
        Thanks for stopping by, Have a creative day.

80 comments:

Mihaela said...

OMG, what a fabulous work!!!You did a great job, it is so beautiful, so many details....just great!!!

Loredana said...

This is just so beautiful!Amazing work. You are really talented. Keep it up:)

Leanne said...

WOW! Fabulous! No wonder you were silent so long.

kavitha said...

Wow..great work suganthi mam

Jyoti Agrawal said...

It is mind blowing, Out of the world.

~ a paper {life} said...

what an amazing project...you are VERY talented

Sathya said...

Wordstruck....Such a fabulous art!!!

niakriss said...

Oh! My! God!!!! this is stunning!!!!

Shalaka said...

Wow a wonder art piece.Hats off!!!
Keep it up.
Regards,
Shalaka
http://therisingshinecreations.blogspot.in/

asmita said...

oh my god this is superb. amazing work dear. lovely colors and every thing. your hard work is seen here. gr8.

Priya said...

Fabulous! You have given quilling a whole new meaning... Durga ornaments are just perfectly quilled.. Such a grand project...

megha said...

really stunning ,awesome, fabulous ............infinite wordings in praise
megha
http://meghanuj01.blogspot.in/

angelin said...

Amazing !!!!and Stunning Art .

freesie said...

Wow. Amazing!!!

Hussena said...

Oh this is superb just superb ..you have taken quilling to a whole new level..this gorgeous Quilled goddess is so well done suganthi i am just stunned at its beauty...you are so gifted!!! and like i always say you are a true inspiration to all the aspiring crafter's!!!

lulu_ma said...

very pretty! I salute you for the patience and effort you put in. really nice piece of art!

Creative Thinker said...

Wow!!Amazing!Stunning piece of art!!You really inspirational for all quiller like me:)

Lekha justin said...

amazing work Suganthi.... each nd every corner of ths project is perfect...love it dear...

Nágela said...

Very elegant and beautiful!
I loved it!

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Suganthi mindblowingly beautiful! And yes it has all the grandeur and splendor of a Tanjore Painting!

Deepti Aggarwal said...

just awesome.... no words ..

Ann Martin said...

So very wonderful, Suganthi. She's truly beautiful.

aureliaeugenia said...

This is your best creation ever!
It took you a lot of time to do it,I'm sure,but it's a master piece,indeed!Stunning surprise for the quilling lovers!Congrats!
Hugs and cheers!

SmilingArts said...

OMG!!She is divine and gorgeous!!I have very little words o describe it..its wonderful..your works is sooooo very perfect...amazing...how much ever I say it's less...:)

ARTiMAGINE said...

Hey,

This is beautiful...I too have been planning to make durga's image with quilling and now seeing yours, im even more inspired...

k@rin said...

I've got one word for you


WOW,

LAURA said...

Such a beautiful and amazing work...
you are a true artist!!!:)

Sandy D said...

Suganthi! That is SO cool!

Helen said...

OMG, this is amazing! wow!

chillin with Quillin said...

wow this is sooo gorgeous!!!!!
Paula

Piyu said...

This is breathtakingly beautiful Suganthi!! I am not finding any words..It's superb and perfect!

Indira Tanwar said...

This is perfect execution!! Love it to bits!! Very well done! It has been on my mind for quite a while to quill a Durga too but the project never too off :( You've inspired me now Suganthi!

nupurcreatives said...

Very-very beautiful.... Can't find words to describe how gorgeous Maa Durga is looking .... Amazing work... :)

kalanirmitee creations said...

She is beautiful.I am Speechless..finding no words to express. Great and inspirational work!!

quilled paper paradise said...

Wonderful! Fantastic! Amazing! This was a big challenge that you successfully overcome! Congratulations!

purviis said...

This is amazingly beautiful, really incredible :)
and sure looks like a lot of hard work :)

Te4eto said...

It's so beautiful! Congrats!

GeethuSathiyaN said...

Tis is fantastic!!!i'm wordless totally..absolutely perfect work....keep it up!!

Szalonaisa said...

Great job!!! I agree with every 37 comments :D

Archana said...

its awesome suganthi......... i love it...............

Paula said...

I'm speechless... I can't stop myself to admire your work.

Romina Nahata said...

Quilling my Devi Durga !! I salute you !!i'm an ardent durga worshipper n this project means so much to me as well !! You did all with needle tool ?? Amazing !!

Iskrica said...

FANTASTIC! i never seen some beaufull picture! For Oscar aword! For two Oscars!

neli said...

Възхищавам се на това ,което си направила!Много красива картина,безупречна работа с вложен много труд и търпение!И на мен ми се ще някога да успея да направя нещо уникално , като твоята творба.Поздрави!

craftingcreatures said...

Incredible feat Suganthi! Congratulations on a beautiful piece!

Cecelia

Baukje said...

beautiful I love your work
nice weekend
Greetings Baukje

Aurelia Lily H said...

Suganthi... its soo amazing!! Bless u !!!

Pritesh Ananth Krishnan said...

O H MYYYYYYYYYYY GODDDDDDDDD! Suganthi, this truly has gone beyond words now!!!!!!!!

Priyanka Gupta said...

I want to say so many good things but I am genuinely falling short of words as I know i wont be able to do justice to this masterpiece..

SUSAN said...

wonderful work, very creative, Suganthi

hugs,
Susan

Nidhi Jain said...

wow!!
amazing work Suganthi..

kiddo said...

Wow, this so, so beautiful, Suganthi! Is a wonderful quilling image of your profile picture! Is so perfect, so delicate and so bright! I love it and the words cannot express what I really feel looking at your piece of Art!

Neha said...

Beautiful work Suganthi!!!!
loved it!

Anita Kumar said...

Awesome project, beautiful colors!

Soraya said...

your quilling is exquisite!

Shylaashree said...

Wow, no words to express sugnathi

Nati said...

wow!!!gorgeous!!

Cristina said...

woow, amazing job!!!

anandhirajan said...

Excellent suganthi It does resemble Tanjore painting.Kudos to you for bringing the traditional art into quilling
anandhi

GreenEarth said...

Suganthi, you have really outperformed yourself this time! Wonderful details and you have done a fabulous job is keeping each and every piece so uniform. After I learnt quilling from you, I realized how big a challenge it was to keep petals of just one flower uniform.
Amazing results!

Mona Jain said...

no words to describe....stunning!!!
tooo goood !!

Katrin said...

Очень красивая работа!!! Такие яркие и сочные цвета!!! А как все аккуратно сделано! Браво!!!

lavina agarwal said...

adorable!! i feel blessed to see this masterpiece :)

viji said...

Excellent....
Excellent.......
Looks like real stones......
Suganthi, you are reaching heights.
I wish you to go more.
viji

Sujana Sarath said...

Hi Suganthi,
I am visiting your blog for the first time. I have no words to say..
Amazing,brilliant,Fantastic!!!
OMG!!!

From now on I will be your follower!!

artsycraftsyfun said...

Awesome work.

Handmade Cards by Archana said...

Great piece of Art!!Loved it completely.AMAZING!!!

timepasshobbies said...

You took this one out of the stadium! WOW. I bow to you Suganthi.

Thanga said...

Akka,
Me and the birthday girl were just browsing the site this morning, when she asked me what is your akka doing daddy. She looked at this and immediately went running to show her mom. The more I see this the more i am enchanted by it, every time I see more details in the work done. It's exquisite. Mail me the full photo when you can.

Best regards to all at home
Raj

saheli said...

OMG...awsome work

WannabeWriter said...

Hey, I am visitin u after a long time and look at u.. U have quiet a collection here.. such pretty work.. I think this is the first time i am leaving a comment though.. Awesome work..

Gayathri said...

Hello Suganthi...its so divine and awesome...you are so talented!!!...i have been looking for the store where i could order online...can you plz suggest the store where i can shop online plz...thank you.

Deepthi said...

OMG!!! Each of your creations are so beautiful!!
Happily following your blog!!

g.hansel said...

This is remarkable! I am fairly new to quilling and my goal is to build up to creating a very detailed rendition of Meditating Buddha for my art room. You have truly pushed my personal inspiration and I am very excited to continue my pursuit. Namaste

Shreya said...

This is just so beautiful.. I have just started quilling 2 months ago and am extremely inspired by your your work. Would love to make something similar for my mother (who is a bengali) for Durga Puja. Too late this year but hopefully next year. If you could please put up a few tutorials especially on how you created the second line of green rolls on the crown. I would love to learn a few techniques.

Slonce said...

Rewelacja ! :) praca cudowna :) zapraszam do siebie origami-pasja.blogspot.com

Shalini Chandak said...

OMG...its amazing.

durga said...

Wow....I am absolutely in loos of words to say how beautiful this work is!! TOday is the first day I visit your page, and I am totally in love with your creations!! Awesome, and Amazing creations!!
-Durga

sai said...

Wonderful work .congrats

Savitha Keshav said...

Thanks for sharing, its so amazing. love all your work!

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