Thursday, March 31, 2011

Darren Henderson

Colorful owl paintings by Darren Henderson.

ABC Home: Owl Collection

ABC Home's owl collection includes pillow, coin purse, shoulder bag  and children's quilt in beautiful colors with applique and embroidery.

DIY: Pompom Owls

Holy Cow! Aren't these just adorable? It's a great idea for a baby shower, birthday party or even to decorate a nursery. Gail of The Artist Woman shares the tutorial with images on her blog on how to make these little guys using the following materials:

brown and white wool
pipe cleaners
string or embroidery floss
felt in white,black,brown(optional)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Penny Davenport

Penny Davenport is a Scottish artist who makes mysterious ink and pen drawings of animals, owls and scenes from the nature from the stories she has written. "My inspirations include human eyes (especially in masks) and animals, fur (both clean and matted!), nature, the positions of animals in taxidermy, unusual images and old photographs." With her intriguing artwork she is constantly trying "to explore the area that rests between the otherworldly and the familiar." Some of her pieces are available for purchase at

Sugar and Spice Owl Cookies

Do you remember my post on these owl cookies? What if I told you I found the recipe for them.Yes, I did! After a jump, hop on over to Megan's blog for Sugar and Spice owl cookies recipe. Happy Baking!

DIY: Owl Applique Tote + Free Pattern

Make your own tote with Jessica's simple, cute and free owl applique template. It's also perfect to put on a kid's t-shirt, throw pillow or even for making a fun, feathery birthday card.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

West Elm: Owl Measuring Cups and Butter Dish

I am totally obsessing over these Owl Measuring Cups and Owl Butter Dish by West Elm right now. I am not able to make up my mind whether to buy this

or this

or both. Which is your favorite?

Mike Stilkey: Paintings on Stacked Books

The Owl Is Wary, The Owl is Wise

 Mike Stilkey, an artist based in Los Angeles, draws whimsical animal portraits and stunning paintings on spine of stacked books.His wonderful ink and acrylic painting titled "The Owl Is Wary, The Owl is Wise" (shown) was part of his recent show - "In the Nursery", at the Corey Helford Gallery in LA.

His current solo exhibition at Gilman Contemporary will be on display until April 15th. For more information click here.

Soft Gallery

Owl print children's clothing, pillows and women scarves by Danish independent label Soft Gallery. I adore the simple and basic feel of the merchandise with a twist of unique embroidery and sequins detail. Available here.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Danita Art + Free Paper Doll Owl

Last week, I discovered the amazing artwork of  Danita of Danita Art. She is a mixed media artits who makes incredible art, jewelry, collages and dolls. She made this printable paper doll for her blog readers and now, she has created this Paper Doll Owl exclusively for My Owl Barn readers. It's yours for download for free! Thanks, Danita for your generosity!

You can visit her online shop for wonderful things and her blog for tons of inspiration.

Kirk Lyttle

Kirk Lyttle is a ceramic artist who I luckily discovered through Kirk's wood fired cups, plates features awesome graphics of animals including chicken, pigs and owls.

{Available here and here}

Friday, March 25, 2011

"Give A Hoot" Bath Collection by Suzanne Ultman for Target

Suzy Ultman's new "Give a Hoot" bathroom decor collection for Target. A cute reason to re-do your entire bathroom with the right amount of owl-someness.

1. Give a Hoot Shower Curtain
2. Give a Hoot Bath Rug
3. Give a Hoot Shower Hooks
4. Give a Hoot Tumbler
5. Give a Hoot Lotion Pump
6. Give a Hoot Wastebasket
7. Give a Hoot Jar
8. Give a Hoot Toothbrush Holder
9. Give a Hoot Tissue Holder
10. Give a Hoot Soap Dish

P.S. Enter Owl Cookie Jar giveaway here!

Collection: Owl Graffiti and Street Art Part I