Friday, April 26, 2013

Starla Michelle Halfmann

Starla Michelle Halfmann is an artist from Autsin, Texas. She gained her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Design Communications from Texas Tech University, and loves to paint bird in mixed media.

Why birds? She shares: "I decided to paint birds because I think they are interesting to paint and I also like the symbolism behind each species. Most cultures think birds represent the soul – I want to play with this idea. Also, I fluctuate between feeling like a bird in a cage to a soaring eagle and every bird in between. This probably has something to do with being an artist and everything fun that goes along with that."

You can buy her limited edition prints Skyline Art Editions and Image Kind.

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

DIY: Geometric Owl Pillow

Like me, if you been fascinated by the on going trend of fresh, fun and modern geometric patterns on things then you are going to love this. This amazing tutorial teaches you how to make your own owl pillow with oval, square and round shapes. The little guy will look great in your living room, bedroom or a kid's room.

Things needed for the project:
Oval and Square Templates (more shapes available online)
½ yard 100% Cotton Muslin (washed, dried and ironed flat) 
Pillow stuffing 
Old Newspaper and scrap paper 
Thread and sewing needles 

To download your free template and for more details go here.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Mother's Day Cards

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Ecojot 2013

Lovely things by Ecojot from their 2013 stationery range.

1. Believe you can jumbo journal
2. Long tail bird journal
3. Owls birch jumbo journal
4. Bird and flower jumbo journal
5. Happy Birthday bouquet greeting card
6. Je t'aime greeting card
7. Mama & baby owl greeting card
8. Owls birch mini
9. Pink owl sketchbook

Thought of The Day: Be Original

"If you are your authentic self, you have no competition" 5"x7" print by Jenny Creates.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Owl Print Leggings

I think these screen printed owl print leggings by Linda of Eleven44 are rad! The owl leggings are made from organic cotton lyrca, and are available in three colorways - gray, plum and black in several sizes.

Isak: New Prints

The new 2013 collection at Isak includes these stunning fairytale posters featuring owls, foxes, cats in their signature Scandinavian style. The posters are available in three lovely designs - Hansel & Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, and Owl & the Pussy Cat. Do you have a favorite?

Take a look at more of their beautiful products on their website.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Giveaway by Artist in LA LA Land

I am thrilled to share today's giveaway with you by Melissa Kojima of 'Artist of La La Land' whose amazing paper dolls I blogged previously. Melissa has graciously offered 9 diy printable owl cards to 3 readers of My Owl Barn. That means each lucky winner will be emailed the cards as printable pdf which you can then print and put together. You will also receive the directions and list of supplies in the email.

The cards are perfect for any occasion like to say 'I love you', 'I miss you' or "Hello". Card 1 and card 2 with mamma owl and baby owl are ideal for Mother's day and card 3 for Father's day. So, enter now to win these cards for yourself. 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 30th.

Update: Danzel, Jo and Mhairi are our winners. Congrats!