Wednesday, October 1, 2014

How to Make an Owl with Paper Mache and Clay

Malinda of Dahlhart Lane created this wonderful tutorial on making a paper mache owl. The tutorial is in two parts, part one that teaches how to make the basic owl form using paper and part two shows how to cover that form with clay. The instructions are given in detail with images and are clear enough for someone who is attempting at paper mache for the very first time. Following the tutorial you can make an owl in any size you desire to decorate with for fall or halloween.

October 2014 Desktop Calendar

"There’s An Owl In My Olive!" Get it from here.

"Fall In Love With Autumn" Get it from here.

"Harvest Carnival Fun" Get it from here.

"Singing Owls" Get it from here.

Happy October! In this brand new month, I found not one, not two but four lovely desktop calendars to share with you. Go ahead and download the one you like the most to dress up your desktop with fall inspired calendar. The source for each of the desktop calendar is given right under the image. Simply click to find them in several sizes and download the one you need.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tammy Marinuzzi: Ceramic Jars

"Hooter #1"

Hooter #1 side view

Hooter #1, ceramic jar with head for a lid

"Hooter #2"

"Blue Guy"

"I Love You Boy?"


"I Love You Gal"

Tammy Marinuzzi is a super talented ceramic artist from Panama City, FL. Her hand-built whimsical and quirky ceramic pieces are made out of terra-cotta and hand painted with bright stains and glazes. Tammy's primary source of inspiration comes from watching people, she observes and reads their body language and facial expressions which are reflected in her pieces. She makes functional ceramics that are ideal for everyday use such as ceramic jars, cups, teapots, plates.  Her work has a human like quality that expresses and exposes human imperfections like greed, lust, jealousy, fear, love, and joy. 

Artist's statement: "The work brings self-awareness directly to the table. It is made to mimic the interactions of everyday life and to encourage self-examination. They can be read as heavy both in weight and emotion, a metaphor for human interaction: "One can fill a cup or render it empty." To see more of her more and to learn about her you can go here.

Free Printable Halloween Owl

You can get this adorable halloween owl to make treat bag tags and to decorate cards. The printable file will have owls in three different sizes - one large, two medium sized and five small cut outs to meet all kind of needs. To read the instructions to download and print please go to this link. While on the link, also check out other wonderful printables such as bat, skull, skeleton etc. Enjoy!

Easy Owl Leaf Art

This is an easy as well as a fun tutorial that teaches you how to make a feathered owl with leaves. All you need to do is grab some leaves (which you could do while taking a walk in your neighborhood on a fine afternoon), construction paper, glue and scissors. This is a very simple craft project for kids of all ages to try that does not need much help. You can make multiple owls to decorate around the house and bring a little fall colors into your home. 

For the entire tutorial with complete instructions, you can go here. You can find other fall inspired craft projects and diys that I shared previously on the blog by going to this link.