Friday, April 5, 2013

31 Days Food Series by Hong Yi

Hong Yi also known as Red is a Malaysian artist who has been working on a project called '31 days of creativity with food' creating one food art a day. Her illustrations consist of people, animals and homage to pop culture made completely with food, using only a white plate as a backdrop. 

I was thrilled to discover the owl made with red onions and mint leaves. Isn't it stunning! The project will see it's last creation on April 7th, I can't wait to see rest of the pieces she creates for the food series. You can find all of her food creations on her Facebook page and Instagram. My favorite are the owl and the eggplant circus. Which one is yours?

Have a beautiful weekend my friends and see you back on Monday!

Take care and love,

P.S.: If you haven't already, enter the giveaway to win 2 tea towels by Nowhere Creek. Click here to participate.

DIY: Owl Clutch

This is a wonderful tutorial that teaches you how-to-make your own owl clutch. Visit Aimee's blog for step by step detailed, easy to follow instructions that come with images. The clutch will make a great handmade gift for an owl lover. Don't hesitate to play with colorful fabric and embellishments, if you make this for a little girl!

The materials that you'll need:
Iron on vinyl (for the belly pattern)
Sewing Machine

Freebie: Hoot Owls Party Collection

Today's freebie is this cute 'Hoot Owls Party Kit' by Hello My Sweet. This printable set includes - tent cards, tent cards pre-filled balloon owl decorations, straw flags, cupcake toppers, juice box wraps, bottle wraps, cupcake wraps. Go here to download your set, print and use them for your next party!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

An Alphabet of Animals Carved from Crayons by Diem Chau

Armadillo, Boy, Cat, Dove, Elephant, Frog

Girl, Handstand, Iguana, Jellyfish, Koala, Ladybug

Manatee, Nautilus, Owl, Penguin, Quail, Rabbit, Seahorse


Tiger, Urchin, Viper, Wolf, Xiphosura (Horseshoecrab), Yoga, Zebra

Seattle based artist Diem Chau creates these incredible animal and people sculptures out of colored crayons. Diem Chau is originally from Vietnam who came with her family to America as refugees in 1986. Chau is a BFA graduate from Cornish College of the Arts and has been won several prestigious awards. She has done solo exhibitions and her works has been exhibited in New York, Miami, Seattle and Los Angeles.

If you live in Chicago then make sure you stop by to admire her A-Z miniature carving series at Packer Schopf Gallery from April 5th through May 18th. For more information on the show or to view more of her work go to her blog.


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Wilkinson: Sustain Stationery Collection

Sustain is a newly launched woodland inspired stationery range by Wilkinson. It features owls, foxes, hedgehog and bird includes file and paper storage, pegs set, fabric door stop, bag, pencil case, bin, notebook and more. Find all the products from the collection here.

Help Me Find This

I found this lovely owl illustration through Pinterest but I couldn't find any information on the artist. Do you recognize this piece? Please let me know by leaving a comment below if you know the artist or have any other information about it, I'd love to give the credit.

Update: The owl illustration is by the Japanese artist Ayaka Daimon aka Móna. For more amazing work check out the artist's website, follow on Facebook or on Twitter. Thank you all who helped me find the creator of this amazing owl!

Jonathan Adler: Glass Menagerie

Glass Menagerie by Jonathan Adler is a gorgeous collection of animal sculptures including owl, baboon, lion, gazelle, fox, cat and koala. I love the combination of glossy colors and textured, rough surface of the figurines.

"Jonathan Adler pottery begins its life in our Soho studio, where Jonathan and his team design and sculpt every prototype. The product you are viewing is produced by skilled artisans at our main workshop in Peru. They make molds from our prototypes and then hand craft each piece from high-fired stoneware or porcelain."

All the critters from the collection can be viewed here.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Giveaway: 10 Tea Towels

Nowhere Creek is a homewares label based in Melbourne Australia, founded by Angie Atkins. After designing clothes for years Angie decided to combine her love of street art and her manufacturing experience together to make something unique. Her store offers quality tea towels, pillowcases produced in collaboration with Melbourne local artists including Klara and Erin Greer making it possible for you to bring Street Art Culture inside your home.

She has generously offered 10 tea towels designed by Erin Greer to My Owl Barn readers. The giveaway will have 5 winners and each winner will take home 2 tea towels- one 'Owl tea towel' and one 'Brolley tea towel'. This giveaway is open internationally!

Leave separate comment for each of the following thing you do.

1. 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.

I'll announce the winner on April 9th.

Update: Our winners are kasiamanufacture, Frolicking night owl, Sarah, Stacie and Jackie.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Watercolor Paintings by Irene

Beautiful watercolor owl paintings by Irene an Italian artist. She has an online store Dimdi where you can find  owls, birds and other creatures from the animal kingdom. Her original paintings start at only $25!

Owl String Lights

I am loving these paper owls string lights by Radiance. The strings lights come with endless possibilities - drape them over a headboard, decorate the nursery, or light up your balcony or patio with the glow of these warm LED owls. 

To inquire about the shipping rates or for any other question related to the product read more on their website.

April Desktop Calendar and iPhone Wallpaper

Happy April! I hope you all had a great weekend. To celebrate the new month, I have a little something for you all! If you remember our Owl Lover 2013 calendar then you already recognize the above shown artwork by Sass & Peril which was one of the contributions for it. We decided to use the artwork to create desktop calendar and iPhone wallpaper for this month. I hope you'll enjoy it.

Desktop calendar:

Simply click on the size you want then download the image from Google docs by clicking on the downloadarrow on the top left corner, save and set it as a background.

Note: You can still download and print any artwork from our Owl Lover 2013 Calendar as this month's calendar or for the rest of the year.