MainelyQuilling

Mainely Quilling

Jefferson, Maine · 19 Sales

MainelyQuilling

Mainely Quilling

Jefferson, Maine 19 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(6)

Announcement   All prints are on SALE! Prices reduced 30% from now until Father's Day. Enjoy!

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Last updated on Jun 2, 2017

All prints are on SALE! Prices reduced 30% from now until Father's Day. Enjoy!

Stacy Bettencourt

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Stacy Bettencourt

Quilled Scrollwork Cat Pattern
Quilled Scrollwork Cat Pattern
$5.00
4x6 Quilled Scrollwork Gray & White Cat
4x6 Quilled Scrollwork Gray & White Cat
$30.00
The Original Quilled Scrollwork Fox Pattern
The Original Quilled Scrollwork Fox Pattern
$5.00
Quilled Mandala in Blues | Original Artwork
Quilled Mandala in Blues | Original Artwork
$140.00
Whimsical Quilled Owl with Floral Wreathing
Whimsical Quilled Owl with Floral Wreathing
$135.00
Quilled State of Maine Artwork
Quilled State of Maine Artwork
$65.00
Pre-Cut Monogram Letter Templates
Pre-Cut Monogram Letter Templates
$2.00
Quilled Paper Art Mandala in Neutrals
Quilled Paper Art Mandala in Neutrals
$100.00
Custom Quilled Cat Portrait
Custom Quilled Cat Portrait
$85.00
Quilled Paper Art | Mini Rainbow Spiral
Quilled Paper Art | Mini Rainbow Spiral
$30.00
Original Quilled Paper Art | Floral Snake 11x14
Original Quilled Paper Art | Floral Snake 11x14
$125.00
Quilled Paper Art | "Stallion" Original Artwork
Quilled Paper Art | "Stallion" Original Artwork
$350.00
Quilled Paper Art | Rainbow Spiral Mandala
Quilled Paper Art | Rainbow Spiral Mandala
$75.00
Quilled Paper Art Sego Lily | Quilled Orchid
Quilled Paper Art Sego Lily | Quilled Orchid
$75.00
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5 out of 5 stars
(6)
Jennifer

Jennifer on Jun 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Fun pattern for a cute fox. Mine turned out fine but not as cute.

Jennifer

Jennifer on Jun 13, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Very cute pattern. Looking forward to trying it.

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About

Mainely Quilling

I bet you're wondering how a woman with a Master's Degree in Technical Writing ended up creating paper art? Let's just say that life often has unintended consequences. I mean, had things gone the way I thought they would when I was a child, I would be a world-renowned marine biologist right now. Swimming with the dolphins, saving the whales, diving with the sharks. I do miss that dream. I think I would have made a great marine biologist!

But amazingly enough - and this is just what I've been told so don't take my word for it - I also make a pretty good artist when I put my mind to it.

Instead of marine biology, I went to college for English and then Writing. It seemed like a good idea at the time. (insert sarcastic chuckle here) I wrote a couple of books (three, but who is counting). But things didn't pan out as I expected them to. It's not that I lack talent in that field, it's that I am but a drop in the bucket of millions of other writers. Once I put my virtual quill and ink away, I found myself bored. Yes, plain old bored. Or maybe the best way to describe it is that my brain felt like a pressure cooker and it was boiling and bubbling, but nothing was escaping. My sudden relinquishment of a hobby I'd immersed myself in for years on end created a creative damn. My brain was flooding with ideas but there just didn't seem to be a way to let it all out because nothing really "gripped" me. Nothing felt satisfying enough to calm the creative forces at work inside me.

I found out about quilling by accident. My cousin kept talking about "quilling" and I kept envisioning porcupine quills. (I live in Maine and we have a lot of creatures lurking around). So one day I asked her what was this "quilling" all about.

And then...

My world changed...

Forever.

I discovered almost immediately that I simply had a knack for paper art. There is something about micromanaging hundreds of tiny strips of paper that makes my brain hum with endorphins. By nature, I am a control-freak. I am borderline obsessive and a perfectionist. Who would ever have guessed that paper was the perfect medium to meld with my quirks and allow me to unleash the torrent of imagination that had been building up?

And that's how this all started. Wow, what a story. It's hard to believe that it's my life I'm talking about. I would never have guessed that art would be the true passion in my life, though I am ever so grateful for finding this art form. It has changed me both inside and out. And my life is fuller and richer because of it.

Which is why I want to share my art with you. Every single piece is created with a piece of my mind and my heart and my soul. I believe that there is one special person destined to fall in love with each unique piece I create. Are you that person?

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    Hello Etsy! My name is Stacy and I am pleased to be able to offer some of my unique quilled artwork to people across the world.

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Last updated on April 27, 2017
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