Quilled Whale Aquarium

Quilled Humpback Whale Aquarium

Quilled Humpback Whale Aquarium

Quilled Whale Aquarium


Quilled Whale Aquarium

This quilled humpback whale aquarium started out as an attempt to recreate a painting I saw on Pinterest that depicted a whale carrying a land mass on its back. Kind of like a creation myth, along the lines of the turtle that carried the world on its back.

And then things happened. I realized the whale was too large and its back was too small to make a large island. And I had coral reefs on the mind. So it turned out completely different than I expected.

Quilled Whale Aquarium


Quilled Whale Aquarium

The one thing that I absolutely love about this piece is the whale itself. And it went on to inspire me to create just a whale pod. Surprisingly, my favorite of the two was the pod, but it got little to no attention on Instagram by comparison. I think that I prefer clean looking, subject-based art and a lot of quilling enthusiasts prefer busy scenes with a lot of details.

The best part of the process was using the Little Circles On Edge paper. It is really fantastic for bold, solid lines. It’s doesn’t coil well, but I guess everything has its own use. The owner of Little Circles says that she will be offering a coilable cardstock weight paper at some point and I can’t wait to try it.

Because I don’t have a place for it on my wall, I am offering it for sale. It’s on my Facebook shop page. I made the decision to shut down my Etsy page for good as it’s never produced a single order for some reason. I get a lot of commission work, but it’s always through this website or Facebook, so it makes sense to keep using Facebook now that they have this fantastic feature! Let’s hope they keep it free.

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