Friday, February 15, 2013

Say Cheese!

Hello All,

Someone said, I like the swooshing sound deadlines makes when they zoom past! Ah well, that's the sound I dread the most and avoid like plague! But right now, looks like all projects have decided to sneak upon me and the swoosh is getting closer to my ear! In the middle of this mania, there does come one project which leaves me happy, which gets over in time and which allows me to write a post for it :)

This project was particularly challenging because it is meant for a professional photographer. I don't know if this is a more universal phenomenon but I get 10 times more self-conscious when my pieces are gifted to people who are in some creative field. It's almost as if I imagine them with a magnifying glass in their hand, looking for that tiny gap in paper strip measurement or that dried glue dollop which ought not to be there. You might call me crazy but when this one came to me, I was not sure what to make. The recipient profile: Professional photographer, Introvert, Fiercely private, Simple................ooh la la. Makes my job tougher. After breaking my head with the concept for a few days, it finally struck, make a photographer for a photographer :)

Simple and oh so obvious (now that I think back)..........So, here goes from my client to a photographer. I hope the recipient likes it :)



The photographer girl image is from Microsoft Clipart gallery, it is not my creation. I have merely used it as a template for quilling (with my own brand of modifications, of course) :)


The font used in this project (Adine Kirnberg) was a specially tricky one to handle. It thins down so much in places that I had difficulty sticking beehive coils into it. But then, what is the fun if everything comes easy? :) The little tulips were almost an afterthought as there has to be a feminine graceful touch to a lady photographer who does magic with her fingers and eyes :)

Minus the frame, the project is 9.5" x 18.5". With frame, it is 11" x 20"
:-) I can never seem to lay my hands on small projects :-D

Happy Quilling

Pritesh

PS: If my posts inspire you to create something on similar lines, I feel highly flattered. But please, do respect the effort I take in conceptualizing and executing, please give a direct link to my work when you are inspired by mine. Thanks for understanding........:-)

19 comments:

Sathya said...

Wow...Such a stunning art!!! Hats off to ur very thoughtful quilling includes the blog post title too!!! Totally moved off by the whole beauty, Pritesh!!!

Dr Sonia S V said...

This is so breathtakingly beautiful Pritesh..I love the gentleness as well as the grandeur this evokes and yes I hardly ever send a handmade card to a crafty friend because of the same anxiety you described!!

Yasmin said...

I'm sure the recipient will just Love it. A job so well done and fits the description so well. lovely concept.
And yes, I , too think it becomes more difficult when you have to make something for the creatives. Lol...after all creatives are picky, we know it.....but they are also among those who really appreciate and truly value the work!

neli said...

Много оригинална идея !Перфектно изпълнение!Много трудно за изработка.Браво на майстора!!!

lulu_ma said...

very lovely piece of work!

SUGANTHI said...

In love with this Pritesh. You are very intelligent.

Rose Angeline said...

You always amaze us Pritesh with your creations.... stunning .... love the whole creation... beautiful font too :)

Hussena said...

Your idea is so brilliant!..I love the way you interpreted your client's need to make this gorgeous piece...It makes a perfect gift for a person in photography field & I don't even have to tell you about your quilling..You are so perfect at it! :)

Reusingwith Quilling said...

Brilliant Idea Pritesh ! Its amazing how you have done the lady's dress hairs n the camera too..!

Pritesh Ananth Krishnan said...

Thank you all so much for such kind words! :) I am truly flattered :)

Priyanka Gupta said...

OMG!! its lovely....the girl looks perfect...i loved the perfect coils on her top..:D and yes the font is amazing..i love the feminine curves it has ;)

Shree said...

WOW.. this is so good.

SUSAN said...

just one word..."AMAZING"
hugs

Khyati said...

Amazing work.. hats off to ur Quilling.. I am rafter but never had any patience to pick up quilling.. seems ur work is inspiring me to do so :).. Happy Crafting

Sheetal Dalvi said...

Superb. Your creation is perfect. The quilled font looks very pretty.

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ManuK said...

Wow, Pritesh, I don't even have time to catch my breath after your last quilled piece and you are back already with something brand new and amazing!

Excellent, top notch quilling, just as always! I love the feminine and flowing design!!!

Many hugs!
Manu

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It is amazing :) Happy to follow you.I just joined my new blog...Awaiting to hear your comments on my blog http://bendyminds.blogspot.com..Will be posting more and more

Soraya said...

your projects are so detailed and mindful!

Nupur said...

Wow, breath taking work! So pretty, neat and precise! Do visit my blog at http://thrilling-quilling.blogspot.com