Friday, July 19, 2013

Printable Birthday Card

You can download this birthday card from here for free! The card features adorable creatures of the animal kingdom in a cheerful colors scheme. The printed sheet will have two cards, and you can pick your choice of envelope to print from the two designs - sprinkle or stripe. Print it now or bookmark it for later!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Sarah Louise Matthews: Papercut

I love this geometric papercut by Sarah Louise Matthews featuring cut out illustrations of 9 origami birds - pigeon, humming bird, penguin, flamingo, swan, parrot, owl, waterfowl and crane. You can use a colored background to make the birds' design pop or frame it as is.

Kas Kids Edition 9 Quilt Set

The Kas Kids 'Cutie Patootie' quilt cover set from the Edition 9 range features an owl motif appliqued on a white background in a lovely color palette of cream, pink and blue with a graphic patterns on the reverse. The set comes in two sizes and can be complimented with an adorable patootie owl shaped cushion, cutie patootie 40x40cm cushion and cutie patootie knitted throw. This quirky set can easily be a part of any girl's room!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Ceramics by Gemma Orkin

Gemma Orkin has been a ceramic artist for 15 years and is well known for her delightful drawings of South African flora and fauna on bowls and vases. She describes her work as "happy and uncomplicated" inspired by nature, beautiful shapes and delicate lines. She uses simple, organic shapes and pale creamy backgrounds to enhance the boldness of the designs.

"Birds and flowers have the most intense beautiful combinations and juxtapositions of color. It kind of makes my heart sing and I try and translate this in my work."

She has worked with West Elm in a collaboration to create a series of serving bowls and hand-painted ceramic tiles that can be found here. To see more of her pieces or to know details on how to order go to her website.

Maaji 'Kaleidoscope Owl' Bralette

'Kaleidoscope Owl' is a lovely undergarment range by Maaji featuring mirror-image owl print in soft color hues with gorgeous crochet trim. The styles shown above and more can be purchased from here.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Kate Spade New York Cuckoo Owl Satin Scrunch Slipper

I have only one thing to say about these shoes, I want them in my life! Slippers these beautiful demand to throw away your flip flops and sandals, and welcome you to slip into comfort and luxury of satin, crystals and sequins. Also, that owl face is simply adorable and irresistible. I can't stop looking at it! Available in many sizes at Neiman Marcus.

Tiki, Owl and Tui Cushions

These gorgeous Kiwiana cushions embellished with beads, sequins and embroidery by Caroline Mitchell Designs are available at Aviary Home. There are three designs to choose from - Owl, Tiki and Tui starting at $55 each. They'll look beautiful alone on an armchair or a bed, or with other pillows to decorate any room.

Wednesday Kirwan

Wednesday Kirwan is an artist and children's illustrator who lives in San Francisco, CA. After studying painting at the Kansas City Art Institute she was an elementary school art teacher. She now works as an illustrator and product developer with the design company GAMA-GO. Her work has been shown at Roq la Rue in Seattle, 111 Minna in San Francisco, and the Jan Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City.

I admire the retro style and texture in her artwork and the use of bold, bright colors. Each illustration looks like right from a fairy tale story book. You can find the books published and illustrated by her here.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Gama-Go: New Products

My Owl Barn Turned 4!

Hi friends, I am sorry about the scarce posts the past week. I am back from the vacation about which I could only update on Facebook because of the internet issues at this remote place on the planet. Now prepare yourself for tons of wonderful, owl-some posts that I have planned for you.

I want to take this opportunity to thank you all who visit my blog everyday and leave lovely comments that keep me going. My Owl Barn turned 4 on the 13th for which I am grateful to you all. You have encouraged me with your emails  and undying support which has made it possible for me to bring you all the daily dose of owl-someness from around the web :) Thank you!

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