Today I have a very talented blogger in this space, who make beautiful quilling crafts – be it frames, bookmarks or other designs. I have known Soundarya for over 8 years now and have always been impressed by her calm personality and her zeal to try new artworks. Over to Sound!
There was a time, way back in 2012, when I got this typical crisis of what was I doing with my life. Routine was set and completely monotonous – Get up in the morning, get ready for office, go to the office, work (complete the assigned tasks) and then come back home, have dinner, watch some series and sleep off. But then I would also always complain that I never had time for anything else.
During this time, Sukumar had started this small “Tiny Change” thought at Cognizant – Instead of expecting a drastic change, choose a small thing – like I will walk to pantry once in 2 hours to have water or I will do 10 pushups daily or I will read 15 pages of a book etc. The point was these tiny change, helps you to start that 1st step towards something that could become a habit. He has lots of success stories from this small change that he started.
This got me to thinking if I could do something. It was the time when Raji was an expert at trying different art forms. She started Origami and then Quilling. It seemed easy. So I started dedicating 15 to 30 mins daily night post-dinner before watching some shows that I used to watch. What started as mere attempts of earrings from paper ended up with me exploring this art form.
What Quilling also helped me was to define my personality.
- I got to know lots of people post my updates on different social mediums who also did this art form.
- It taught me that at any age, one can start learning something and have the joy of what they learn.
- It got me small ideas to gift people – earrings, bookmarks, fridge magnets, wallpaper hangings and something customized. I did a series of customized gifts for the closest set of blogger group at that time to learn and understand how I can make them and gave it as gifts!
- One of the most important qualities I refined in me was Patience. I have had patience but Quilling tested me and ensured I learned to be patient. For example, the latest Quilling I did – the number of circles(in the pic updated) I had to make was a monotonous work which also took almost a month. But I never had this urge to crib or complain. Each and every circle I made with simple joy! Once we learn the patience, then we can appreciate these small things when we are making something larger. And it’s true not just for Quilling but also for everything else in life!
- Finally, Quilling now has become a habit I could easily make time for it in the evening. And as I keep exploring, I have uploaded in facebook page of what I have made.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SoundQuilledDreamland/
Check out some of her lovely handiwork 🙂
Sound also takes orders and make customized designs. Do drop her a message in her Facebook page if interested.
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