April 2017 Featured Artist - Tranquillity Designs

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April 2017 Featured Artist - Tranquillity Designs

Little Button is thrilled to welcome Megan Alchowiak of Tranquillity Designs !

From Megan's Etsy Page:

"TranQuillity Designs paper quilling: turning strips of paper into beautiful art

I vaguely remember paper quilling as a one-time project in my 7th grade art class, but I never thought I would have picked it up 20 years later and opened an etsy shop.

As a little girl, my sister and I would spend hours doing different type of crafts and projects. We went through crafting phases: stamps, stickers, sand art, beaded jewelry, string/friendship bracelets, gel pens, paint, scrapbooking and our forever-favorite: polymer clay. During college I even had a failed attempt at learning knitting, so you can say that I’ve always had an interest in crafts and creating things.

It was only when I turned 30, that I realized I don’t have a “hobby” anymore. I didn’t have something that could be my creative release or my de-stressing activity after a long day. So I started exploring some hobby ideas and was drawn to paper quilling.

The name of the shop came out of the feeling of stress relief that I get when I’m quilling the paper strips into shapes. It is relaxing to me and I find myself slowing down and taking deeper breaths as I quill paper strips. Pair that with the actual art craft itself, quilling, and it’s a fun combination of the type of art and the stress relief it provides me. So TranQuillity Designs was born.

I don’t always sit down to work on a particular project. Many times I just take a group of quilling paper strips and quill shapes, not knowing their final purpose. My favorite colors and color combination is pink, purple and teal so often those are my go-to paper selections. When inspiration strikes for a finished design or project, I have many of the “parts” already in place so I can get to work quickly.

All items are handmade in Upstate New York."

 

You can come see Megan's work on display in our window, throughout the shop year round, and at her pop up shop on Saturday April 29th from 12-4pm here at Little Button Craft!


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