I am experiencing a revival of quilling in my life. I was surprised that although I had given away a lot of my supplies to my sisters and friends, I still have so much! I suspect that I am addicted to paper. I had given up my business license in 2008, after realizing that I cannot be a full-time mom, full-time artist and a full-time scientist. Something's gotta give. After I had stopped doing my arts and crafts fairs, my passion for quilling veered into teaching. I was pleased that my daughter's Girl Scout trooped earned a badge for Making Hobbies when I taught them a class. Gabby has been quilling for five years, and she will be my assistant in the next class. I am teaching a beginner's class in August. It will be a fundraiser for my friend Michelle, who is doing the San Diego 3-day walk in November.
Quilling comes and goes in my life. My supplies stay in their containers, waiting for the right moment or the right inspiration. This time, my inspiration is my friend Michelle, who is doing the 3-day walk for breast cancer in November. She is doing it in honor of her cousin Joanna, who passed away in May, after battling this dreadful disease for four years. I resurrected my quilling supplies and started making my handcrafted cards again. All proceeds go to the 2011 San Diego 3-Day for the Cure.