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Post by Karon on 2011-02-24, 01:38

Hi all,
I love reading all the signatures as I think it gives personality to an avatar and one has really jumped out and I am sure you have noticed. Sheree (aka krazeeldy) has a real way of combining her passion for quilling into her signatures with:
Chillin with quillin &
Quilling + Relaxing = Quill-laxing

Do you have a knack for making up quilling quips? Do you have a great poem to share? There is one great poem that has been around for some time which I have seen framed.

Quilling poem
I have tried almost all the handcrafts,
That require coordination,
I've stitched and sketched and decoupaged,
And made my own creation.

But never had I found a craft,
That made each moment thrilling,
Until I found these paper strips,
And started doing quilling.
Author unknown

Okay gals, lets get brain storming and see what we can come up with!!

Karon

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Just a reminder though, Please ensure you add the author (author unknown) or ask permission in the even you use it especially on a commercial basis. Most love to share their work however a little credit for their work is always appreciated appreciated.
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Post by KrazeeLdy on 2011-02-24, 03:09

Thank you Karon..

I sure hope my avatars & quips/signatures don't offend anyone...Maxine (the avatar I have on there now) is a Hallmark character that I LOVE...She is an old lady who says it like it is!

As for my quips, for some reason I've always had this knack for just coming up with some snappy ones! And..they are meant to make people smile...I think I missed my calling as a comedienne...

I do have a poem in the works..it's actually ready, I'm just trying to figure out a great way to "present" it. My quilling is getting pretty good...and with two new fringers...woohoo, I have been in a "Fringin' Frenzy" (~me~). And I've been a "Fringin' Fanatic" (~me~) and now I'm a "Fringe-A-Holic" (~me~) ...but for sure I will be signing it with my name!!!

And you are correct...it's goes with that old adage: Give credit where credit is due. (I have no idea who said that)!

I want to say thank you to you...you are a great person...and you have brought me great inspiration...I would have probably not gotten into quilling had it not been for you. You have a great spirit..and a very kind soul.

Sorry...I didn't mean to write a story! This is what happens when you're snowed in out in the boonies, and up in the hills Wink

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Post by paulahogue on 2011-02-24, 03:55

Love maxine character, have her stuck all over frigerater, did you know it's actually a guy that writes those.Paula
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Post by KrazeeLdy on 2011-02-24, 04:14

Yes, of course, I know/knew that...his name is John Wagner...if you could see it in the photo..(really hard to see)...it's off to the lower end of the keyboard, I believe that is his signature. He signs most of his items & photos "JWagner". I've been a HUGE fan since she came out. She can tell it like it is without the repercussions of others...

I have a ton of Maxine items in my china cabinet!

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Post by Karon on 2011-02-24, 05:58

Hi Maxine fans lol

Here is a pic I had sent to me some time ago with some of his cartoons.
The author

The info:
John Wagner, Hallmark artist since 1970, says Maxine was inspired by his mother, his maiden aunts and his grandmother, the woman who bought him art lessons when 'fill in the pumpkins' was about the extent of his art classes at St. John's Catholic School in Leonia N.J.




John remembers doodling as a preschooler and says both his grandmother and his mother encouraged his artistic interests. He eventually attended the Vesper George School of Art in Boston and landed at Hallmark as part of a new artists group. But it was the birth of the humorous Shoebox Greetings (a tiny little division of Hallmark) in 1986 that added a new dimension to John's professional life. The Shoebox way of seeing the world unleashed his talents and he created Maxine.

'Cartoonists are sensitive to the insanities of the world; we just try to humanize them,' John says. 'If Maxine can get a laugh out of someone who feels lonely or someone who is getting older and hates the thought of another birthday, or if she can make someone chuckle about stressful interpersonal relationships, then I'm happy. Putting a smile on someone's face is what it's all about.'

Those smiles have led to Maxine's becoming a bit of a celebrity. She (and John) have been the subject of media stories, including People, USA Today, Good Morning America, The Wall Street Journal, St. Petersburg (FL) Times, and Las Vegas Journal-Review, and they have been included in a major Associated Press story. Collector and trade publications have reported fans nationwide are collecting Maxine items.

Letters from consumers and fans to John and Maxine reveal a very personal connection to Maxine. Many people say they are just like her.

Why the name 'Maxine'? 'People at Shoebox started referring to the character as 'John Wagner's old lady,' and I knew that would get me into trouble with my wife,' John says. The Shoebox team had a contest among themselves to name the character and three of the approximately 30 entries suggested 'Maxine'. John says the name is perfect.

John, who says he's humbled by such acceptance of Maxine, admits he's proud of her.

Now you know the story of how Maxine came to be.

I know it is a bit off topic but hey!! Sheree if you are a fan, why not print one out and quill over the top. Make a great frame and keepsake!
And ohhh I think you are mistaken, I am sure you would quill without me around. Having this forum to all bounce of each other we learn and are inspired even just little things that make our work what it is. It is amazing what I have learned from you! Everyone has a technique and style that is personalised with quilling which many crafts don't have. Don't you think it is great whether new or long time quiller, we all have something to give and no matter how small or insignificant that may seem at the time, in some way that has brought joy, an easier way, a new style, or just a helping hand to someone else. Keep em coming girls, can't wait to see some of those framed poems
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Post by paulahogue on 2011-02-24, 06:31

Thanks Karon for sharing history on john, never new all that. As for poems, I'm not good with words, wouldnt know where to begin
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Post by KrazeeLdy on 2011-02-24, 06:46

OH yah..the people in this forum are totally AWESOME Smile
I LOVE this forum...

And you're correct...even if we were to use the exact same pattern and colors...it would still be different with each of us!

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Post by Karon on 2011-03-05, 01:45

Okay since I put my foot in my mouth about poems, Thought I had better tackle one. I have only ever made one other one in my life so it needs a little work but here it is


Quillers delight

I would like to tell a story,
Of a craft that brings delight,
It has great impact on so many,
At such a little price.

It’s a story of some paper strips,
A basic tool and a little glue,
Though this may sound quite dull to some,
The results make you renew.

To a quiller these little strips,
Are better than good wine,
Or a chocolate with a gooey center,
As her life it does define.

She takes a little strip,
And twirls and coils and shapes,
Until a little flower,
She finally does create.

Another strip of colour,
And before to long transforms
A butterfly full of beauty,
Yet there is still more.

A lady bug and dragon fly,
Then she fringes up a storm,
And perches on a piece of card
Amazing blossoms, leaves and stalks.

Her heart rate this craft has lowered,
Her joy and love abounds
No one could really understand that
Her craft has made her sound.

May the beneficiary of her quilling
Appreciate how unique,
And understand her love and time
That this gift does really bring.

~ME TOO~

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Post by KrazeeLdy on 2011-03-05, 04:22

Oh Karon...Wow!
That's terrific! I think it's perfect just the way it is!
Thank you for sharing!!

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Post by paulahogue on 2011-03-05, 04:44

Wow Karon great job, dont change a thing!
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Post by Karon on 2011-03-05, 04:56

Thank you!! took me around 2 hours

I must try another something a little different

Will get back to you if my brain comes to the party lol

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Post by Karon on 2011-03-05, 05:56

A Quillers Poem

It all began with just one strip
And just one slotted tool
Of course, things couldn't stay that way
So shortly, I had a few.

This was quickly followed
By more strips, card and glue
The passion that has started
I want more quilling to do.

I think that I'm addicted now
My housework I disregard
I now can't leave my little home
Unless I make just one more card.

And then I joined this forum
Upon the internet
From here I learned of other things
That I must simply get.

I want to try some fringing
And quilled beading too
Jewellery, 3d, frames and poems
There's lots of things to do.

And now I'm off get more strips
as I have so much to do
I'd need to finish this quilled card
So I can start something new.


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Post by Karon on 2011-03-05, 06:23

Okay, I'm out of rhymes now...who else has been creating?


What is quilling?
What is quilling? I am often asked
How many bedspreads have you made?
For goodness sake it’s a paper craft
Not Quilting with patches or brocade

It looks so fiddly and hard
I could never do it, you may say
But have you ever tried this craft?
Something good in life you’ll gain

My fingers I would tie in knots
The glue I would have everywhere
Those paper strips would defy me
Life to me is so unfair

The excuses I have heard them all
But with a little time you must apply
You too can make a great quiller
If you only give it a try


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Post by A-M on 2011-03-05, 12:26

I enjoyed reading all the poems... they are great.
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Post by paulahogue on 2011-03-05, 16:51

Karon your really good with poems, I'm sure you could make some good ones for your cards, Really enjoyed reading your poems!
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Post by KrazeeLdy on 2011-03-05, 19:41

After all of Karon's delightful ones this one has a lot to be desired.. Smile But here it goes....

Chillin' with Quillin'
The poem

Have you been stressing,
then this is your balm,
come on get with it,
soon you'll be calm.

Follow these simple steps,
and you shall see,
once you get started,
you will feel free.

Just grab a piece of paper,
and give it a twirl,
before you know it,
you'll have a curl.

Take that curl,
and make it two,
oh no, oh no,
that won't do...

Once you start
you'll need more, more, more,
you can't quit,
you're hooked for sure!

Don't think there's a cure,
There is no pill,
Just don't worry,
You will endure.

It'll be fine,
you'll be chillin',
it'll be sweet,
since you'll be quillin'!


~Me~

Ha...what mind? I lost mine a long time ago...it went out to party and never came back Smile

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Post by paulahogue on 2011-03-05, 21:43

good one Krazeeldy
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Post by Karon on 2011-03-06, 05:14

If you are a little lost for words and want to find a great quote whether for your signature or even in a card, try this site Great quote - over 2 million famous quotes
You will have a ball

Karon

PS don't forget, if you use someone elses quote and you know who's it is, insure you put their name after it for the credit

"You can't leave footprints in the sands of time if you're sitting on your butt. And who wants to leave buttprints in the sands of time?"
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Post by A-M on 2011-03-06, 05:43

Thanks Karon for that link.
Here is one I like to use when searching for a quote: Quote Garden
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Post by Jocelyneliza on 2011-03-06, 05:55

Karon and Krazeeldy your poems are wonderful and I can really relate to them.

I have written a few lines, in the form of an acrostic, which I hope someone else can relate to.

Discovering Quilling


Q
uite a few to choose from but
U
ntil I find the best bit,
I
t's a maze of buy and try
L
est I should fail to test it.
L
ook all around the craft shop,
I
t needs to be fulfilling,
N
ot any here that grab me,
G
osh! I have just found Quilling!


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Post by Karon on 2011-03-06, 05:57

Very nice Annmarie, those look great for a card. Even if you wanted to do a small frame there is some great quotes that could be quilled around
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Post by Karon on 2011-03-06, 06:07

excellent Jocelyn, wow, I battle with just a normal poem rhyme let alone an acrostic
I quilled one for my grandson just after he was born, acrostic but not much of a poem, kind got stuck at the end Sad

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Post by KrazeeLdy on 2011-03-06, 06:29

Jocelyn, That's fantastic!! And yes, I do relate!!!
Also...you taught me a new word...acrostic!!! I had to google it!
Thank you!! Smile

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Post by paulahogue on 2011-03-06, 15:51

Thanks Karon and A-M for the sites, must check them out!
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Post by KrazeeLdy on 2011-03-07, 03:47

HaHa...Now for my funky in midst of a migraine poem... Smile

Paper Cuts...

Gotta love those papers,
The ones so long and thin,
All types & pretty colors,
You know the ones,
You play with them,
You twirl them,
You curl them,
You quill them,
You love them ALL...

And what do you get...
In return?
PAPER CUTS!
That's what!

~ME~
If you are not ~ME~ (as in Krazeeldy or Sheree O)..Please, do not use my poems nor my words on your blog without my permission!
Thank you!

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