Friday, December 31, 2010

Sally Boyle + Happy New Year

Sally Boyle is a graphic designer based out of Yorkshire, England. She loves to draw trees, animals and birds. I'm loving her cute and colorful style. Her designs are transformed into cards and wall decals, and can be purchased online at etsy, dawanda and folksy. She also designs logos, so if you have a project in mind contact her for more info.

Sally made these three lovely owl greeting cards for download for free on her blog here. Awesome!!

I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year! Thank you all for your support and love this year! I'll see you all next year!

New Year's Resolution

It's the last day of 2010, can you believe it? What an exciting year it has been! This year I learnt a lot, made new friends (both online and off) and accomplished many things that I am proud of. I am looking forward to 2011 and can't wait to see what it has in store for me. I am still working on my new year's resolutions, meanwhile, I do like some resolutions made by these little guys. Owl flossing is a funny image. No? What are your Goals and resolutions for 2010?
(image via here)

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Owl Garland

Katja made this super cute owl garland for Christmas but I think these little guys are perfect to be used as cake toppers for winter baby shower theme or decoration on the thank you card. What would you make? Click here to download the free template.

Lucy Joy Oldfield

Lucy Joy Oldfield is a freelance illustrator who has worked with international clients and have made patterns for fashion, textile and homeware industry. Lucy will be exhibiting next month at Print Source with Mary Beth her agent and Creative Director of Pink Light Design. These are some of her new patterns featuring owls and colorful floral designs.
{found via here}

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Chris Haughton: Owl Rug

I just read a very interesting post at Chris Haughton's blog on this beautiful owl carpet which is made in collaboration with low-income men and women of Nepal trained in carpet weaving at Kumbeshwar Technical School. To read more on the project or to order the rug go to Chris's blog.

Gwen Ramsay: Portraits

Gwen Ramsay recently contacted me and introduced me to her amazing art work. Gwen is a London based artist who has been honored with number of awards and featured in several publications. She makes amazing portraits focusing mainly on 19th and 20th century immigrants to Canada. She uses immigrants' photographs as inspiration for her work and surrounds the subject with wildlife and nature "to create depictions that are both realistic and magical."

Her current series of portraits uses photographs of Canadian women immigrants with owls. Artist's Statement: "Surrounded by owls that are both tame and wonderfully wild, owls are symbolic of the ways in which animals exist in contemporary society. Animals are at once representative of idyllic nature and at the same time a threat to be controlled. An almost mythical creature, owls are becoming ever rarer as their habitats are threatened." Gwen can be contacted through her website for inquiries about her paintings and prints.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Feeling White and Silver

Beautiful decoration by Georgianna Lane of handmade crochet snowflakes (hanging from the ceiling), candles from Peru, delicate lace tablecloth and a German blown glass owl ornament. Doesn't this room feel like as if you have drifted to a magical land?

Carrie Wolf

Adorable crochet owl purses by Carrie Wolf. These purses with just the right amount of cuteness are perfect to carry small cosmetics, iPhone or for coins.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Nathalie Lete: Homewares

Hello everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! I'd like to start our new week here with Nathalie Lete's new and exclusive range of home wares with lot of owls. That owl cushion with the spider web, by far, is my special favorite. It's embellished with intricate beading, hand embroidery and a combination of different fabrics making each one as unique as her artwork. Available at Newspaper Taxi and Corner Store.

I couldn't stop myself from sharing this picture of Nathalie with her owl products. Aren't those plates on the wall simply gorgeous!

Watch Nathalie painting on walls and windows of Usagi pour toi (H.P.France) a fashion store in Tokyo.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays + Cupcakes!

Claire of French For Cupcake made these holiday cupcakes for the Most Wanted Yule-Blog Bake challenge and won! (no surprise, right?). She decorated the peppermint and chocolate flavored cupcakes with handmade Christmas tree, reindeer, candy cane, snowflakes and owl crafted out of fondant, food coloring and edible glitter. Just like Claire, I love glitter too! I agree it's so very Christmas-y! With this, I wish you and yours a very sweet and fun filled holidays and thank you for your support this year!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Woodland Trays By Darling Clementine

Remember the Woodland series of cards by Darling Clementine? Now, they have The Woodland Tray collection in four lovely folk-inspired designs - Florence The Fox, Goldfinch Forest, Flora's Field and Owl's House. The trays are handmade in Sweden from Scandinavian Birch veneer in perfect color scheme. I want them all!

Matt Sewell

Matt Sewell is an artist and illustrator who loves to draw birds. He even started a new website Spotting and Jotting dedicated to birds related products by artists all over the world. He made these purple "Cosmic Owls" for his show with Aeon at Per Square Metre in Melbourne. I adore his work, a delight for eyes to behold. His prints are sold on his website.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Owl Mugs And Teapot

I can't take credit for discovering this cute owl tea set, as Bhavna recently sent me a link to this tea pot and mugs in mail. Isn't it perfect to enjoy afternoon tea?
{available at Viva Terra}

Monika Petersen

I am loving these simple drawings by Monika Petersen. She finishes her each piece with colors and hatchings, which makes every single drawing an original. Her artwork is available for purchase on Stilleben, they ship worldwide.

Her owl was featured in Scandinavian magazine RUM.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Marga Marina

Marga Marina is a brand owned by Tine Pagenberg an illustrator living in Germany. She makes rubber stamps, pillows, brooches, postcards and tees. I am particularly in love with the Nachteule stamp set which consists of total of 5 stamps - moth, feather, Moon, stars and owl. She has online stores on Etsy (currently closed) and DaWanda. In the process of tarnslating her website, I learnt a few words in German. Want to learn with me? "Viel Gl├╝ck" means good luck, "Alles Liebe" means all is love and "Nachteule" means night owl. Did I translate correctly?