Animating the Art of Writing
While I was getting my Masters in Poetry, I was living in California & really wanted to find a way to fuel my inspiration for writing poems by creating art dedicated to writing itself. I started making feather quills with some antique pen nibs & feathers I had lying around, trying different ribbons & fabrics on them for grips, dipping them in all sorts of inks, & writing on parchment paper & papyrus & I just wrote. It felt authentic. Not only was I channeling a sort of physical exercise in writing, but it helped spark something in my writing. So I created more quills, acquiring materials right here on etsy & began building a shoppe.
At the beginning, I started receiving custom requests which further inspired my future creations. I also began researching types of feathers that could make really durable & beautiful quills. I just strived to maintain a wide variety of quills for every type of writer out there.
Customers kept coming back to me for more quills & with utter pleasure for their new pieces. I started feeling like I was bringing writing & art back into people's homes, into their lives. So many have purchased quills for their teenagers who are just coming into writing and/or art & they are so excited when they receive their sets. It brings me so much joy & continues to give me inspiration to continue producing unique & quality made pieces that are not only efficient in their use, but gorgeous accessories for someone's home or desk, or even their wedding guest book table.
I like to use authentic materials for my pieces. The price can be a little on the high end, but it really makes for better quills when I use deer leather, or antique pen nibs, or even the wood I choose for the stands. I purchase most of my materials from local shops on etsy, including: antique pen nibs, feathers, ribbon & lace, even handmade muslin script ribbon. The materials for my stands & inkwells are purchased from my local craft store. The ink is all purchased from various companies including Bombay & Speedball.
Currently, I work full-time, raise my beautiful daughter, run a publishing company, & write poetry, & run my little shoppe! My first book of poetry will be released by Dancing Girl Press in 2016 & I'm just spending my energy of living, loving, & sharing life.
Poet & Editor of White Stag Publishing.
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International shipping is rather high in the US & can also take anywhere between 2-4 weeks, depending on your country's postal service. *Some countries also require a tax to get your package out of customs.