Saturday, December 10, 2011

New Store with New Painted and Natural Parrot Feathers

I have a new store on Artfire were I am listing all the new marbled parrot feathers. Check it out~same name, newly marbled feathers are listed!

Original Store

And if you want more entertainment! check out my vintage store, I have something for everyone.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Fabulous Fall & Winter Marbled Feathers~Intergalactic Colors!

I started marbling the largest cockatoo feathers and it always takes me a while of throwing down color until I come up with a combination that I love. I love this color combo, I dubbed it Intergalactic Food for Thought.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

October New Feathers~ get your engines running!~Holiday Craft Feathers

Here is a preview of the new feathers I have marbled for the winter season and the holidays. They consist of African Grey feathers and cockatoo feathers. These lovely feathers carry good karma all around. They are beautiful and they honor the joyful spirit of the bird (of course they are naturally molted.) When the bird molts them, I collect them and set them on their way to yet another  purpose and another way to enjoy and appreciate these incredible gifts of nature.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Holiday Feathers~ a Preview of the Vibrant Fabulous Marbled Feathers

I will be very busy listing this new batch of feathers for all your holiday crafts. These are done with ink and these inks are very vibrant.

Friday, September 30, 2011

New Feather Note Card~Then there were nine

A new notecard (feather and quote on outside~blank on the inside, a set of these would be an incredible holiday gift. If you buy four (and they can be any four) you receive a discounted price, otherwise they are $3.00 a piece. In my store~ travel through the portal  look under the section "notecards" and you will be able to see all.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Employee Update at QuillnAros

Well, since the summer is ending and a new season is beginning~time to update pictures of my own feathered fiends and sometime contributors (since they lose one feather at a time, they don't contribute much!) They are my inspiration (among other things.)!
My Blue and Gold Quill~age unknown, best guess at least 35

Silvie, the African Grey~ she's a daddy's girl so I am really surprised she didn't take my nose off!
Silvie is at least 45 years old~I adopted her from a rescue

and this is Romeo~he's the youngest, noisiest and mischeivious. Most of the day he's stepping on my
keyboard or playing between my hard drive and keyboard!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Spiry's Fab Eye Jewelry~ with marbled feathers!

I continue to show what artist's are creating with the marbled feathers. This time it is "eye jewelry" and it is fabulous! All I can say is that if I was still living in Manhattan or younger than I am, or going to the opera, or just walking through Washington Square Park, OMG, I would be so proud to wear these. What a fabulous idea from one of our own Etsians. Please visit this shop and see all her eye jewelry~ look closely because you have to see all the intricate detail that is involved.

Oh, and of course please note the marbled feathers.  Visit her shop at

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Another Original Note Card !

Now there are 7 notecards all together. If you order 4 there is a special price. It is in my shop under  listing for 4 original notecards. Just name the ones you want and they will be sent out. Here is the latest~

More Lovely Creations with Natural Parrot Feathers~and Resin!

The resins are the up and coming thing in many creative adventures. Looks like magic to me! Another beauty by  Check out all the beautiful items in her store.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Holiday Card with Holiday Marbles!

New Holiday Card ~tell me what you think. I have created 5 other (every day occasion) cards that have marbled cockatoo feathers and a quotation on the front, blank on the inside. 

The cards sell for $2.50 for one and a discounted price when you buy a set of four $8.50 (any four~ your choice) This last session of marbling, I thought I would do a Christmas feather. I love them~they are, well
incredibly cheerful and full of sassss! The holiday card has a generic "Season's Greetings" so it can be used by all.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Holiday Marbled Parrot Feathers~Perfect Size for Feather Jewelry and Hair Decoration

These long and thin cockatoo wing feathers are the perfect size ( 3" to 6") for feather jewelry and hair accessories. The colors are festive for the winter holidays! I will be listing these this coming week.

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Special Coupon Still on!!!


There will be coupons offered in the future after this one is expired. Sign up for my blog, visit my marbled feather store and have fun. 
These are swan feathers, visit the store and you will see my marbled cockatoo feathers and African Grey parrot feathers. You will be amazed. All painted feathers are colorfast! Visit

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Marbling Handmade Paper~Girls Gotta Have Fun!

Anyone who has bought feathers from me knows I love to wrap them with my handmade paper. I was digging thru my papers and I found some rejects from 15 years ago. Rejects? I was experimenting with gelatin sizing because I wanted to be able to write with ink on my papers. What happened was that I didn't dilute the gelatin enough and the back side of the papers ended up looking like wax paper with a crinkling sound (love the sound of the paper!)

Needed to take a couple days break from the feathers, so I decided to marble the paper so I can use it as wrapping paper.

It turned out to be alot of fun~I ended up with beautiful marbled paper and it STILL crinkles. And I have a new supply of paper to wrap the marbled feathers in!

What artists are creating with marbled parrot feathers

Meet some of the artists who are creating lovely and imaginative items with the marbled feathers.These are from  Lemona @   Beauties!! In French, but the language of jewelry is universal!

and the next beautiful things~These are all cockatoo feathers.........

These have been created by  She has just opened her store on Etsy and has very lovely items (including the pieces she made with the marbled feathers!
Calling all artists!!!! Please send me photos of your pieces with the marbled feathers. I love showing them off.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Natural Parrot Feathers=Beautiful Feather Earrings

Today I am a little behind showing the beautiful things other artists are doing with their feathers!
We have had so many storms, floods, heatwaves and in particular power failures, that my computer's brains are a bit scrambled (from the power failures)  and my brains have been scrambled from the heat! I have been looking for the most recent pictures you guys have sent me. If you receive a communication from me asking you to resend pics of your beautiful creations~well blame it on the weather or a senior moment! 

These lovely earrings were created from the natural parrot feathers I sell. Very feminine, very sensuous and a lovely earring to wear. You can see other feather earring creations by, she has a feather jewelry store and would love for you guys to visit!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Little Marbled Feathers

As I am continuing this session of marbling, I am using two different types of paint. Actually they each have their own pluses and minuses~interesting tho! Also weather conditions as usual affect results. It is hot hot hot.

And speaking of HOT-for those of you who have signed up to follow my blog, I am offering a 15% off coupon~HOTMARBLES. If you are following my blog, you are entitled to l5% discount when you use this coupon at  till I decide it is over!  Now I will give you a preview of the little guys I have marbled.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

New Marbled Parrot Feathers!

We have survived the storm that blew through (and thank you everyone for being patient) We were without power for three days, others are not so lucky and they are still without power (my 83 year old mother included). Trees fell all around us, in our area no one was injured. We really lucked out!

SO take a look at the new marbles. I will start listing them in my Etsy store  over the next week~and I am continuing on with even MORE marbling.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

When the Chimera comes knocking at your door (it's already too late!)

In the desert
I saw a creature, naked, bestial,
Who, squatting upon the ground,
Held his heart in his hands,
And ate of it.
I said "Is it good, friend?"
"It is bitter--bitter," he answered;
"But I like it
Because it is bitter,
And because it is my heart"

description of a chimera~Quote by Stephen Crane

Chimeras are insatiable~they chew you up and spit you out. They look like regular human beings.
I met one. But only one out of three hundred and something wonderful people who have purchased my feathers, it ain't too bad!

Monday, July 4, 2011

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Whew! Well cleaning up the garden with all those weeds, the rain, the heat~ took me 1-1/2 weeks longer than I had bargained for. The irony of it is 15 years ago there was a burning pit in the middle of the yard. I excavated it and planted  my lilly perenials. I thought if each year I planted perenials eventually I could get rid of the grass and have a labor free garden.  Oh Yea! WRONG!  Since my marbling session is late in starting~today, the fourth of July, I am ready to occupy the kitchen and get down and dirty!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Another Beautiful Creation with Marbled and Natural Parrot Feathers!

Isn't this absolutely gorgeous? This was made by Desiree Grace @ 3 Gypsies in Davenport Iowa. I am so happy when I can see what artists are creating with my marbled feathers. The lemon yellow feathers are the natural head feathers of the cockatoo and the marbled feather is an originally white cockatoo wing feather.

Hey everyone, keep sending me pics of your creative endeavors~I will immediately show them off in my blog!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Feather Creations!

One of my return (many times) customers has sent me pictures of some of her hair accessories! I am always so happy when that happens. It is amazing how we all think so differently and also it is important to enjoy and observe what other artists are creating. This artist has not yet opened her store, but when she does I will definitely print her store name with the photographs she has sent.

Keep in mind, I may only have 12 followers~but actually to me it's 12 million and I would like to continue gaining more peeps who use and enjoy my marbled feathers. Also within the week~I am going to start offering special coupons for my store. Stay tuned! And thank you all for following me...

Friday, May 27, 2011

New Feather Notecard

I scanned the actual marbled feathers on my printer and I found a quote I liked. This is the 5th one in the feather notecard series. I wonder if anyone is physically sending cards thru the mail or if everything is e-mail and texting? I hope not!

Handwriting was my favorite subject in school., I've had the same fountain pen for many years.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Moody Blues and an Eggbound Blue and Gold Macaw

My  beautiful Blue and Gold (Quill) for the second time in 15 years became eggbound and to make a long  story short, she spent five days at the vet hospital in hopes of laying that egg (she is at least 40 and that is way too old) and surgery is not the way to go. I spent 5 days driving a three hour round trip to see her and spending two hours with her evey day so she didn't feel that mommy abandoned her. My wonderful avian vet was able to collapse the egg and not do any surgery. He did the same thing 15 years ago-it is tricky~but he is a wonderful bird vet, I am lucky. So my ole girl, who should be thru her nesting practices will be here another 50 years!(or at least another decade!)

My new endeavor is called the Moody Blues (and yes that tells how old I am) sooooooo here goes

I was doing some research and I discovered another brand of marbling paints. I ordered their starter kit.
So much of marbling is serendipity. The weather, the water, how well you mix the size, what you mix it with.
It can be completely frustrating~ but I have done platinum printing and Japanese papermaking and it is the same thing. Very dependant upon conditions, weather or otherwise!  Why? I know the personalities of the African Grey Parrot and the Cockatoo.  They are not just "white and gray". They are incredible parrots, that deserve to have their personalities displayed in color. NOT WORDS.......

In Color!