Our featured artist today is no other than Susan Lee. Amna Al Fardh (team member) knew her when she was looking for other quilling artists in UAE when she found Susan's blog and then traced her to facebook .. and here she is .. for all of you to know about her and her art :) Please help us welcome sweet Susan...
Name: Susan Lee
Blog: It's All On Paper Crafts
Can you tell us how did you start quilling? and what sources did you learn from ?
I think I started 2 years back. I remember, I bought several paper strips and the slotted tool with one ARTE member, SAD, after buying stuffs from her, I asked her if she can show me the basic paper quilling, she answered me: “Sorry, there’s a technique with this paper craft”.
Out of frustration to learn the craft, I surfed the web, and imagine I had no clue what that craft was called. I just typed paper strips and slotted tool, in there… and voila PAPER QUILLING. I tried YOUTUBE, and just kept on searching. I guess if you are interested in one thing, you do not give up easily ‘till you learn it perfectly'.
Does crafting affect any aspect of your life?
I have a full time job, I work as Administrative Asst. / P.A. / Secretary / Liaison Office or Messenger / Driver (imagine all in one, only Susan can do) in a trading company of oil & gas equipment. That is why as much as I want to create more paper crafts, I don’t have the energy anymore once I get home.
What other hobbies or forms of art do you practice?
My first love is the 3D Papertole. I’ve learned this paper craft way back in the Philippines when I was still studying, I do needle craft too, like cross stitch, ribbon embroidery, crochet and lately got interested in scrapbooking and card making. In card making I combine mostly all the crafts that I know.
The best consolation for me as an artist is that people appreciate what I do, especially my husband, family & friends, it motivates me to create more.
Do you attend workshops or teach?
I do teach Basic Paper Quilling and the 3D Papertole, but not very often.
How can the other members get in touch with you or see more of your work?
Really amazing creations, Susan!!!! Thanks so much for inspiring the crafting community. And thank you ladies for swinging by. Want to see more of Susan's creations, then visit her creative blog :)
Have a Fabulous Friday!!!!