Friday, April 13, 2012

Mixed Bag 6

The Owl Hours Tour by Jean Mosambi

Nano Lopez Owl via

Owl cardboard box by Sewell

You can find the previous 'Mixed Bag' posts here. Have a relaxing weekend! 

P.S. Win bobby pin set by entering this giveaway.

Egg Cartons Owl

Some adorable inspirational ideas to reuse all of those egg cartons left after Easter.

DIY: Owl Towel

If you need a new towel for your kitchen then you must try making one yourself at fraction of a cost with this diy (it will also make a great gift or can used for wrapping a gift). Niki has shared this cool tutorial for making a fun and quirky dish towel. To read more information and for step by step instructions with images go here.

Material's that you'll need for the project:
A print out of an owl image
Freezer paper
Fabric paint
Cutting tool
Small paint brush or foam brush

Freebie: Spring Wallpaper

Doesn't this picture just make you excited for spring? Bring colors to your desktop with this wallpaper. It's free to download in two sizes from here.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

1800 Tequila

1800 Tequila launched a campaign in collaboration with a team of 12 very talented artists who designed artwork for collectible limited edition bottles. There are only 1800 of each design, which are available at liquor stores nationwide starting at $34.99. Some of the bottles are available online here.

"Tequila Essential Artists series celebrates a dynamic range of original artwork on a unique and unexpected medium – bottles of 100% Agave Silver Tequila! Showcasing eleven designs gathered from over 15,000 online submissions, selected by 1800 Tequila, and one special edition “celebrity artist” bottle, this new line is a vibrant example of the undiscovered, yet soon-to-be-recognized talent residing across the country.”

A graphic designer based in Atlanta, GA Michelle Villasenor's design titled 'Moonlit' featuring an owl illustration was chosen for the Second Essential Artist National advertising campaign for 1800 tequila.

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Emma Gale

An Australian Emma Gale has worked as a graphic designer for about 13 years, currently living in the village of Bangalow in Northern NSW. She has exhibited in several shows and won the Border Art Prize. Animals, landscapes and animals are the primary subject in her artwork. Her work celebrates "a love of colour and pattern and combining them together".

Artist says: "I want to tell a story showing the least amount on the canvas - lots of improvising and hinting along the way, with minimal detail".

Visit her website to know more about her and to get updates on her new work follow her on facebook.

Teeny Tini: 'Gandalph' Rug

Teeny Tini by JK Lange is a UK brand that offers a creative hand crocheted clothing and accessories using only natural fibers like wool, cotton, silk and cashmere. I adore their latest SS 12 collection with quirky and colorful stuffed toys, knitted playmat and the cutest rug 'Gandalph' that looks like a sleepy owl. A great piece for a nursery or a kid's room. Find a store near you that carries Teeny Tini products or shop on their website. They ship internationally.

Anthropologie and Charlotte Linton

'Falconry Dress' is a beautiful result of a collaboration between Anthropologie and Charlotte Linton a London based print designer.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Natasha Muhl

Natasha Muhl is a designer and an illustrator living in Australia. While growing up in the Kimberleys she was surrounded by nature and animals which shows influence in her current work.

I am swooning over her series of owls drawn in pen, pencil and ink, each displaying wonderful expressions and unique character. There are about 20 owl illustrations in her store. Make sure you stop by to take a look at her work, I am sure you'll find something you'll love.

P.S. Don't forget to enter this giveaway.

West Elm: Dessert Plates

'What a Hoot' the newest owl plates by West Elm. Each plate features a different owl illsutartion against a light background. Plates are 6.26" in diameter which is a perfect size for serving salads, appetizers or desserts.

Wee-Mee Whimsies

Amazing hand painted folk art dolls by Christine Lenz of Wee-Mee Whimsies. To view more of her beautiful work, visit her photo gallery on flickr.

Animal Ball: Owl Costume

I am loving this owl costume and headpiece made by Marcus Bronson for Animal Ball that was priemered at Preservation Hall in New Orleans. 

The event performers were dressed in owl, bunny and wolf costumes which were made with hand stitched vinyl claws and headpieces, and hand-painted feathers. More images from the event can be viewed at Fancy Pony Land.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Giveaway: Emily Elizabeth Jewelry

I am excited to announce today's giveway by Emily Elizabeth Jewelry. Four lucky winners will win a 14k yellow gold plated Owl and Pussycat bobby pin set. The pins will make a great Mother's Day gift or to yourself. This giveaway is open internationally.

To enter the giveaway:
- You must be a follower of My Owl Barn (click here to follow My Owl Barn). Leave a comment letting me know that you are a follower.

- Like Emily Elizabeth Jewelry’s Facebook page. Leave a separate comment.

- Follow Emily Elizabeth Jewelry on Twitter. Leave a comment below.

Why not get the bobby pins set for your friend's birthday at 20% off with the code MYOWLBARN ? The code is valid through April 17th.

I'll announce the winners sometime on April 18th!

Note: Please allow up to two weeks to mail the bobby pins.

P.S. Enter to win 10 fabrics and a stamp set by modes4u, click here.

Update: Our winners are Orchid, EMpowered, Aik and Nindya Karlina. Congratulations!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Owl Illustration


'Watercolor Birds' by Holly Exley an illustrator based in London.

Owl Print Dress

Isn't this dress a perfect dress for an afternoon outing? Available here.