Hot off the press!

It’s been a pie-in-the-sky fantasy of mine to be published one day, and never imagined that pie could fall out into my lap. I was contacted last year by a scout at Quarto Publishing, UK, who found my quilling instructions on Etsy. Almost a year later, I gingerly pull out my advanced copy from the mail box.

The process was long – not the quilling part, but the photography. My husband endured my endless frustrations with lighting, focus, and composition. We became Twister-masters, as he helped me shoot while both my hands were explaining the process of quilling. Literally could not have done it without him!

Within the 4 spreads, I show how to make basic shapes and open petal flowers posted in this blog. I’ve not seen this technique in any other book so far. I was also challenged by Quarto to create a butterfly and am quite pleased with the final example.

The book features many other esteemed paper artists (my work is sitting alongside Yulia Brodskaya‘s – wow!)  and will be available on Amazon by next month. ISBN 978-0-7624-4087-0


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ange of all trades
    Jan 19, 2011 @ 09:18:28

    this is so awesome! I can’t wait to buy my own copy.

    I must have your autograph! Congrats Cec!


  2. Crochet
    Jan 19, 2011 @ 09:34:08

    Ohmygoodness congrats on being published. What a huge accomplishment!


  3. dee
    Jan 19, 2011 @ 09:40:08

    CONGRATS CEC!!! We knew you could do it!!! I want autograph too!!!


  4. Michele
    Jan 19, 2011 @ 09:49:57

    Hey very cool, Cec, there you are right on the cover!!


  5. lilz
    Jan 19, 2011 @ 11:39:30

    you deserve the spotlight…love it love it 🙂


  6. Geoffery
    Jan 19, 2011 @ 15:07:11

    Very Cool! Congratulations!!!


  7. Charlotte
    Jan 20, 2011 @ 04:01:00

    I am so excited for you! How wonderful that your work is being recognized by others. Congratulations!


  8. Ann Martin
    Jan 20, 2011 @ 13:19:44

    Congratulations, Cecelia! I’m thrilled for you – such a well-deserved honor.


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