Friday, August 19, 2011

Brittney Lee: Introduction to the Owlry

Brittney Lee, whose amazing papercut artwork was previously featured on my blog here, did another incredible piece for Harry Potter Tribute Art Exhibition by Gallery Nucleus. Brittney calls this piece "Introduction to the Owlry" that features Harry introducing his Snowy Owl, Hedwig to the Owlry at Hogwarts. This piece also shows other twelve different paper cut owls cut in wonderful colors. All in all it's a magnificent piece which will be loved by both Harry Potter fans and art lovers.

Take care and have a great weekend!

Owl Themed Vintage Wedding









What a beautiful wedding! I love all the owl decor used by Kerri, the bride in her vintage inspired farm wedding in Florida. There are so many wonderful details about this wedding. I like how the different kinds of owl figurines are used as centerpieces. The owl cake toppers are so cute and go perfectly with the color palette of blue, yellow and white. The adorable bride and groom wooden masks are hand painted by the bride. For more photos visit Kerri's blog. Update: Photography by Jordan Weiland.

Friday Freebie: Back To School Printable


I have been noticing many wonderful back to school printable freebies in blog land. If your kids are ready to go back to school then you will like today's freebies - "Outerspace Owls" by Teach Factory. These classroom printables consist of name tags, labels, bookmarks, hall pass and more, and you can print as many as you want! Click here to download.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Noisy Neighbours: Ruth Green









Ruth Green is a talented artist who was commissioned by Tate to illustrate and write "Noisy Neighbours" for their children's picture book collection. I am enchanted by the colorful illustrations of owls, birds, snails, squirrels, bees, ducks and badgers. Ruth's work shows influences of retro patterns, 1970s wallpaper, and 60s and 70s Scandinavian ceramics. The detail in her characters and her use of bold colors makes every page of the book a feast for the eyes. Available here.

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Krysten Hayes

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Krysten Hayes is an artist currently living on a farm in Baltimore. She studied fine art at the Baltimore School for the Arts and later painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She has a great passion for zoological and botanical illustration hence the main subject matter in her work are birds, owls, insects and bugs. Her detailing in feathers is incredible. Check out her store for more artwork.

Owl Lamp: PB Teen



Oh how much I want this owl lamp by PBteen. Too bad it's for $129! I think it's a little steep for a lamp. What do you think?

Alicia Ruiz







Adorable owl fabric by Alicia Ruiz, available at Spoonflower

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Thought Of The Day: Good

"Every day may not be good but there is something good in every day".  I would like to look at this every single day.


Say Hello: Clock

How cute is this owl clock by Say Hello? The clock is made of maple wood veneer and measures  11" wide by 12" tall. It will look great in any room!


I know, it's a little early (or late) for the Christmas-themed post, but I couldn't keep these beautifully illustrated Penhaligon's holiday hat boxes design to myself. These boxes feature woodland creatures such as owl and squirrel, and are decorated with velvet bow.

They even had an Olfactory Owl touring London the holiday season. Did you see him in your neighborhood?

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Anna Ruby King

Anna is an Australian designer and the owner of "Lila Ruby King", a company under which she sells both her illustrations and jewelry. She takes special care that her pieces are made recycled, found objects and enviornment friendly material. Each owl brooch is hand drawn and colored making every piece unique. To purchase or view more of her lovely products visit her stores - here and here

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Surrur: Make Your Own Marimekko

I just came across these images from a book called Surrur: Make Your Own Marimekko by designer Aino-Maija Metsola. The book consists of 60 amazing DIY project ideas put together by eight Marimekko designers and comes with instructions, pattern sheets and some Marimekko fabric to get you started. Aino-Maija Metsola’s colorful "Scare Owl" has made me want to get my hands on this book even more! Available here.

Mirthquake: Pillows

Myrte De Zeeuw is an illustrator based in Eindhoven, Netherlands who loves birds and draw bird from her studio over looking a bird filled garden. She recently added these goregous pillows to her online store - Mirthquake. Also check out her bird print summer dresses and prints.