Friday, October 1, 2010

Amy Sol

When I saw Amy Sol's work this morning my jaw dropped to the floor and my eyes popped wide open. Amy was born in Korea and currently living in Las  Vegas. Her paintings in muted and subtle color palettes are inspired by manga, folk-art and vintage illustration with modern edge. She has an upcoming solo exhibition at Corey Helford Gallery, Culver City, CA. Stop by to get a glimpse in her magical world. How I wish I could attend!

Holiday Matinee + Jocelyn Duke

Holiday Matinee and Jocelyn Duke  collaborated on this fun greeting card. They believe that cards should be sent at any time of the year to your loved ones; that'll "totally make their day." They have kept the inside of the card blank for a handwritten note to personalize the card. This unique looking owl is named "Hank Jr" and is from the fifth painting in Jocelyn’s “Friends” series. I am really loving this little guy and that couple seems really happy to adopt Mr. Jr. You can too, here!

Owl Love You: Embroidery Pattern

Today's freebie is for all owl fans who love to stitch. I found this owl embroidery by Shemp3 who stitched this for her sister-in-law. She used the vintage pattern at Mrs. Stitchy Britches website. To download the full size pattern for yourself hop on over to Stitchy Britches.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sanna Annukka

New Collection of gorgeous greeting cards by Sanna Annukka for Nineteen Seventy Three. Sanna's designs are printed on recycled card using black ink and metallic foil. The cards, wrapping paper and notebooks are now available online for purchase over at Nineteen Seventy Three.
{from top left: Owls Nest, Spring Flower, Out At Sea and Totem}

Paper Creatures: Camilla Engman

A sweet and inspiring paper collage by Camilla Engman for Studio Violet. I love those clouds, the tiny baby asleep under the tree and that owl perched in the tree!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Nathalie Lete

A beautiful scarf by Nathalie Lete, an illustrator currently living in Paris.

{via here}

Donna Wilson: Cushions

Donna Wilson's charming cushions featuring 70s inspired printed designs and friendly faces.

{available here}

Tea Time

Today's Special Earl Grey Tea box and individually wrapped tea bags feature a cute little owl perched on a tree and a fancy tea cup.

{images from here}

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Earrings Nation

If you are looking for sweet and fun jewelry pieces, be sure to check out Earrings Nation. I love their charming necklaces under the Marine collection (some shown above) and variety of owls. Don't forget to stop by their clearance section for some very sweet deals!

Blackbird Folk Art

I can't believe that in a matter of few weeks we will all be talking about costumes, candies, pumpkins and trick or treating! It's hard to believe how time flies by so fast. So today I'll share these vintage inspired, paper-mache owl candy bowls by Blackbird Folk Art. Each piece is hand sculpted from layers of recycled paper and then hand painted which makes these bowls perfect place to store your candy this holiday season.

Owls In Rainbow Colors

I usually post freebies on Friday but when Kate sent me these lovely colorful owls I couldn't wait to share these with you. You can print these for free and make mobile for your kid's room or use them as gift tags. Just reduce the template size to 75%. How would you use them?

To download the template available in various colors click here.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Rock Scissor Paper Discount + Exclusive IPhone Wallpapers

Good Morning! I hope you all had a great weekend. Have you seen new Halloween products at Rock Scissor Paper? They have added tons of fun owl-themed products in their Owl Shoppe. Amongst Halloween owl cards they launched a limited edition Halloween owl mug filled with candy corn! A perfect gift for a friend or for yourself to keep you company during your morning coffee. This little guy is only available till October 31st. So hurry!!

Susie Bauer, the co-owner, was kind enough to offer us special coupon code for 10% off everything in their Owl Shoppe on products including notebooks, cards, gift tags, invitations and plush toys. The coupon code is SEPTEMBEROWL and is valid through September 30th.

Wait, that's not all. Susie who is also a designer created these wonderful wallpapers exclusively for My Owl Barn readers. How awesome is she?!

Follow these instructions for quickly setting these wallpapers on your IPhone for free or go here to download the wallpaper files:

1. Launch Safari on you IPhone.
2. Type this URL in the address bar
For Owl Love type:
For Halloween Owl type:
3. Click and hold on the image until "Save Image" option appears on the screen, save the image.
4. Go to "Home" and click on "Photos". Search the image you just saved and open it by clicking on it. Tap the icon in the lower left corner of the screen. If you don't see the icon, single tap the picture to display the menus. Then, click on "Use as Wallpaper" option to make the image your wallpaper. That's it. Enjoy!