Friday, January 20, 2012

Matte Stephen: Owl Paper Sculptures

Matte Stephen has been one of my favorite artists ever since I first discovered his work and blogged about his owls here. So, I'll wrap up this week with some eye candy by Matte Stephen. He uses only paper, glue and gouache paint to make these stunning owl sculptures. He is a genius! You can see more of his artwork here, after a jump! 

Have a great weekend!

New Stamp Sets from Yellow Owl Workshop




New collection of quirky and fun stamps from Yellow Owl Workshop.

{from top: Book Plate Stamp Activity Kit, Place Card Stamp Activity Kit, From The Kitchen Of Stamp Activity Kit}






I am loving these animal illustrations by Türkiznyúl.

Freebie: Masked Owl


I found this lovely illustration of a "Masked Owl" that you can download for free and set it as your desktop wallpaper. To download, click here

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Suzy Ultman: Turtles and Toadstools

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Suzy Ultman created this new journal for Chronicle Books -'Turtles and Toadstools" that started as a collage made from scraps of office paper. Each page of the journal features adorable illustration in Suzy's signature style with writing space within the images. The turtle, toadstool, rooster, and owl are sure to add whimsy to your writing experience. It's to be released in February, can be pre-ordered now.

DIY: Autumn Mobile



Ayako Kishi made this paper mobile inspired by the season Autumn featuring squirrels, owl, fruit basket and colorful leaves. You can print the step-by-step instructions on assembling the paper mobile and patterns for front and back. All you'll need is some string to tie everything together. It'll make a great educational toy or used in a nursery.

This mobile is available for free in Paper Craft of Canon's website among other lovely crafts that are so easy and fun to try. Download from here.

Diamond Owl: Darren Henderson



Limited edition Diamond Owl print by Darren Henderson aka Dirty Good. The print was originally available in three colors - gold, magenta and blue. Now it's left in only two.

I blogged about his work previously, here.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Ferm Living Spring/Summer 2012



Ferm-Living Spring/Summer 2012 collection is brimming with fresh designs and contemporary shapes. There are owl and elephant shaped bean bags, mobiles and bedding in soft hues, perfect to decorate any kid's room. The products from the kids collection will be available starting April.







I featured Baubuka's gorgeous work earlier here, and my recent visit to their Flickr gallery made me discover their new creations. I adore their clay creatures and their paintings in the background are stunning too! You can view more products here, and the owls can be purchased from here.

Wild Pulp





Wild Pulp was founded by C. Owen Smith in 2009 in New York City. He studied at Columbus College of Art & Design and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia and traveled extensively, now living in Northeast Ohio.

These animal prints are from the series called "North American Animals In Bark', inspired by John Muir’s quote, “when we tug at a single thing in nature, we find it attached to the rest of the world.” The animals silhouettes are created spontaneously, he photographs barks of specific tree species through hand-cut paper templates, looking for the animal's spirit reflected in the world of flora that surround them. 
{from top: barn owl, polar bear, mountain lion, red fox}

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Graham Carter: Bough Boord




Bough Boord is one of Graham Carter's many beautiful creations. This freestanding wooden set consists of a maple wood flat branch with 5 laser cut and etched birds and owls. This makes a perfect decoration for a desk, mantle or a book shelf. It's available in limited quantities at Boxbird and yes, they do ship internationally.

Want more of Graham? Visit this to view more of his work.

P.S. Enter this giveaway to win 3 prints by Suzanne Carpenter.

Vintage Owl Milk Can



I saw this vintage milk can with the hand painted owl motif at a local antique store that I had an opportunity to visit last weekend. I didn't find any info on the can, either from the store owner or online. But I loved it so much that I took a picture to share with you. Have you seen anything similar before?
{image: my owl barn

Hazel Village


Jane is the owner of Hazel Village an online store that offers hand made woodland animals.  Jane shares "when think of a new design, I stitch it up on an old industrial sewing machine, then stuff it and do the details by hand. I make the best possible outfit for it. Then I take a look at the new animal, and write a little story about him or her." 
Luzy owl is made of organic cotton and from a limited edition of only 20! Don't forget to stop by to meet her friends! All the characters are available for purchase here.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Charlotte Foust: Winged Things






Charlotte Foust aka Winged Things is a mixed media artist based in North Carolina graduated from the University of North Carolina with a Bachelor Degree in Art. Her paintings are known for their intense colors, texture and wide range of subject matter like birds, nature, still life and abstracts. Her pieces are unique and created on a wood panel, layered with acrylics and collage elements. You can see more of her work here.

P.S. There is still time to enter this giveaway!

Tomas Hernandez Baez


I have a soft spot for Mexican folk art; I love the combination of dazzling patterns and use of bold colors in the traditional Oaxacan crafts. So, I was blown away when I came across this hand-painted ceramic owl candlestick by Tomas Hernandez Baez. He is known artists for making stunning candelarias and figurines painted with naturally made colors. Do you like Mexican art? Is this art form prevalent in your town?

Anders Arhøj for Riccos






Takeaway coffee mugs designed by Anders Arhøj for Copenhagen based coffee chain Riccos. The cups in two different sizes feature charming characters like pink coffee snout, long dog and owls. These cups were featured in Danish fashion mag Cover and KBH. These illustrations are so sweet to go unnoticed even if you are only stopping by for a caffeine fix.