Friday, May 31, 2013

Surreal Wildlife Paintings by Tiffany Bozic

Tiffany Bozic is a self-taught artist whose "work has the traditional air of tightly rendered nature illustrations but with a highly emotional range of surreal metaphorical themes." Her work is reminiscent of botanical prints inspired by her "extensive travels to wild places” and exposure to various research specimens at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. She often works with multiple layers of watered down acrylic paint on maple wood panels which further helps to show the beautiful details of her paintings. You can see her work in person if you live San Francisco area where she'll have a solo show this October at FFDG. 

I hope you enjoy her work as much as I did. I wish you all a wonderful weekend. See you back on Monday!


P.S. Don't forget to enter the Father's Day Giveaway on Facebook. Follow this link for details.

Recipe: Owl Cheese Tray

These googly eyed owl appetizer plates are so adorable that they'll be fun to add to any party, and they are so simple to assemble. Find the entire tutorial here with step by step easy to follow instructions with images and a list of ingredients to make these owls. 

If you have a family of vegetarians or vegans, like mine, then you can make the platter with beets, carrots, olives and may be mushrooms. What do you think?

Free: 'Owl Always Love You' Print

Today's freebie is this cute 'Owl always love you' print by Cindy. Simply go to this link and download the print for someone special in your life.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Rose & Grey: Owl Ceramics

{White owl cookie jar, owl lamp, retro owl vase}

{Owl umbrella stand, owl vase, see no evil hear no evil owls}

Ceramic owls for every corner of your house, available at Rose & Grey.

Thought of The Day: Have Hope

'Have hope' are those beautiful words that we should remind ourselves of especially when we are going through a rough time in life. Illustration by Karla Dornacher.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Nathalie Lete: Fabric Dolls

The newest collection of dolls by Nathalie Lete whose style I just admire and whose work I have featured on the blog a few times in the past here. These retro inspired style dolls are available in four designs - Olly the owl, Dolly the doll, Blanche the rabbit and Mimi the cat at Mashnote

Bird Coloring Pages by Mr Printables

Download these beautiful birds by Mr Printables and fill them in the colors of your liking. You can choose your favorite one from the birds coloring pages and download it for free! It's a great activity to do with the children or for teachers for a school project. 

Find the above shown bird designs and more by clicking this link.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Jewelry by Carolyn Morris Bach

I am so glad to have discovered these incredible jewelry pieces by Carolyn Morris. She is an artist who lives on seventy acres in the woodlands of Southern Rhode Island surrounded by pastures and forests which clearly have influenced her work.

She brings the spirits of the ancient soul into wearable jewelry. She only uses natural materials like silver, copper, stone, ivory and wood into making talismans and sets them into bundle of gold wire.

Each piece is handcrafted by her often has a human face or a figure, accompanied by symbolic creatures of the woodland like owls, rabbits, deer and foxes. Her work is in numerous museum collections including - Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York, and collected in both USA and abroad. 

To learn more about her work and for pricing contact her through her website.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Harry Potter Themed Party

I love the Harry Potter theme for the parties and I was thrilled to come across this beautiful party styled by Kara Party Ideas for Parenting Magazine that included owls in everything from cupcakes to masks to balloons. 

Apart from the owls, the party had lots of other wonderful ideas like Harry Potter inspired old steamer trunk, vintage suitcases, a British inspired telephone booth shelf and a book themed end table.

The owl faced balloon, acting as the party invitation "delivery owl" from Harry Potter is especially a cool idea.  It's a fun and easy to make!

The owl glasses are my favorite! You can make these for yourself with only a few simple things and a pair of frame which you can find at a dollar store. The instructions to make these glasses can be found here.

The beautiful feathery cake and sweet looking vanilla cupcakes must have been a great hit among children and adults alike.

For more pictures of the party and information on the vendors go here.