Friday, February 14, 2014

Faye Gollaglee

Faye Gollaglee is a freelance greeting card and surface pattern designer based out of Gateshead, Tyne & Wear. Her work is sweet and joyful, filled with colors! Visit her website to see more of her work and to contact her for commission work.

Last Minute Owl Be Your Valentine Printable

Happy Valentine's day everyone! Today's freebie is the "owl be your valentine" candy wrapper by Lisa Storms which is an easy and cute idea for anyone who has waited until the last-minute for Valentines. Simply print, cut and wrap them around Hershey miniatures chocolate bars. Who doesn't like Hershey. Right? Each print out will give you total of eight owls, two of each color. And what’s best is that you can personalize them right before you cut them. Enjoy!

Check out other Valentine's day posts for printable gift wrap, cards, tags and much, much more by clicking this link.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

New by Skip Hop

I feel that it's kind of impossible to miss anything new by Skip Hop. Their products instantly gain popularity and get featured all over the blogosphere. The already to-die-for Zoo collection had a recent addition of cute 4 piece toddle bedding set in owl, ladybug and monkey designs. Each set comes with pillow sham, comforter, fitted sheet & flat sheet. There are also soft and cuddly matching pillows which you'll have to buy separately. The best part about the pillows is that there is slot at the back for your little ones favorite book! All available here.

But wait, there's more! The Zoo reusable sandwich & snack bag set will continue to keep your child a company when they are in the park, pre-school or on-the-go. There are five sets to choose from (hard choice, they are all so sweet) - owl, ladybug, bee, dog and monkey. Grab'em from here.

Emma Hack

Hydrangea cradled owl

Cranes III Mandala

Magnolia cradled budgie

Exotic Bird mandala II

Native Cradled Owl

I stumbled across some new body illustrations by Emma Hack whose work I have featured in the past. "My real passion is to create my own backgrounds" says the artist. 

Trivia: Did you know that Emma bodypainted Gotye and Kimbra for the “Somebody That I Used to Know” video? I love that song! 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Midori Takaki

Midori Takaki is a ceramist born in Japan now working from Canterbury, England, UK. Her ceramics are inspired by her childhood imagination, memories, feelings, thoughts and stories, "I call them my journal. I am writing in ceramics" she says. Her thoughts found life through her ceramic sculptures of animals, owls, rabbits, and human figures and masks.

"By doing that, I file the information, which is, otherwise, difficult to classify, in drawers in my brain. I could bring every nuance and detail of my memories, stories, emotion and thoughts, back to life vividly when I see each sculpture."

She has participated in solo and group exhibitions. Her work can be seen currently at the exhibition Dealers' Vaults at Mascalls gallery, Paddock wood, Kent till February, 22. Visit her website for more information and her online gallery to view more of her work.

'Empress & Angel II'

'Dawn & Dusk'

Sleepy Owl - Pure Baby Care

Sleepy Owl pure baby care was founded by Natacha Rey when her new baby girl arrived in 2010. The products are all made in Canada using organic essential oils whenever possible. The range includes - body wash, lotion, boo boo stick, soothing oil and balm in an adorable packaging featuring a sleepy owl perched on a branch. All the products can be bought individually and as a gift set which is perfect for new moms.

Easy Valentine Owl Cupcakes+ Printables

The tutorial by Jill of Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons on making these owl valentine cupcakes is so incredibly easy that you won't be able to resist trying to make them. These wonderful little cupcakes require just a few of the following simple ingredients. For the complete instructions and for the printables go to Jill's blog from the link above.
- white cake mix 
- white frosting
- sweet works red gumballs
- pink, red, orange & white heart sprinkles
- red cookie icing
- black edible marker
- lollipop sticks

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

15 Owl Valentine's Day Printables

printable 1 "owl always love you" tags

printable 2 valentine cards "you're a hoot!"

printable 3 valentine bingo

printable 4 "owl always love you" note card

printable 5 valentine kit

printable 6 valentine day candy bar wrappers

printable 7 "whooo loves you?"

printable 8 "owl always love you" card

printable 9 valentine's day card

printable 10 free valentine's day cards

printable 11 treat bag topper

printable 12 whole hearted valentine's day labels

printable 13 Love You Everyday

printable 14 "owl love you" tag

printable 15 "sweet on you"

St. Valentine's day is on Friday and I wanted to share some cute owl printables that I hope you enjoy, and find something that you can print and give to your valentine and/or loved ones!

Twiggy Owl Clock

Designer-maker Pedro Mealha handcrafts these beautiful 'twiggy owl' clocks from scandinavian birch plywood in Hackney Wick, London. Visit his online store where he has a dozen cool looking clocks that you'll fall in love with!

Monday, February 10, 2014

More Than Human by Tim Flach

Award-winning photographer Tim Flach captures stunning human-like portraits of animals from owls to bats to pandas in his book titled More Than Human. The images highlight the physical characteristics of the menagerie of creatures and aim to illuminate the relationship between human and non-human animals by conveying the raw emotion of each species. 

"His stated mission is to create images that provoke questions about our relationships with other species and “our attitude, and responsibilities, toward the natural world.”

It's simply gorgeous, I have never seen anything like this before. The hardcover book consists of about 300 pages containing large and astoundingly sharp images which bring us into “unnatural proximity” with the creatures from the wild such as bats, owls. This book is a great addition to any animal lover's collection or someone who is interested in the natural world. You can find the book and order it from here.