Friday, February 21, 2014

Seth Fitts

Seth Fitts is a U.S. artist who is currently living in Georgia. He graduated in 2003 from the University of West GA  with a BFA specializing in Painting. He has participated in both solo and group exhibitions across the U.S. including New York City, Atlanta-Castleberry Hill, Douglas, Michigan, and South Hamilton, Massachusetts.

The birds, animals, trees painted in muted color scheme is the recurring subject matter in his work and he shares with Issuu "There is a symbolism in most of my works and I try to relate the symbols so that they support each other in the message. The birds, for example, are symbols of the soul or spirit...color also plays a role in the symbolism of my work. The color chosen are often used to support the meaning and feeling of the work." Don't forget to visit his website to see more of his work. 

I wish you all a wonderful weekend! 

Emu Little Creatures Boots

Australian brand Emu's Little Creatures range offers adorable animals and birds design boots for the little ones. These creatures are made with water-resistant leather upper and super-soft wool lining to keep your kid's feet toasty warm. Above shown are few of my favorite designs from the range - owl, fish, tiger, bird and giraffe. More designs can be viewed and ordered from here and here.

DIY: Bleach Spray Shirt

You can make your own owl shirt in about 10 minutes with this easy-peaszy bleach spray shirt tutorial by Jessi Wohlwend. It's a perfect project to do to make a fun shirt for yourself or to give as a gift! Visit Jessi's blog for step by step instructions and for the whole tutorial. Here's a small list of things that you'll need to make your own bleach shirt:
plain t-shirt
spray adhesive

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Watchers - Owl Inspired Cabin

"The Watchers" is an owl cabin located on the Rives Arcins in Bordeaux, France. Designed by Zebra3/Buy-Sellf, the exterior is beautiful timber and the interior is geometric shapes and angles which allows a panoramic view of the breath-taking surroundings and star gazing from the strategically placed beds below the "predator's eyes". 

The cabin was inspired by the night owls that nest in the area and constructed as part of the Noise Initiative to promote the practice of hiking and enjoying the open outdoors. The best part is, it's completely free to live in one of these owl cabins! Anyone who wants to take a retreat and soak in the nature can book this cabin at no cost at all. If you live in France then this seems like a place you would want to look into for a short break away from the city life. For more information and details on making a reservation click here.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Book: Owl Babies by Martin Waddell

It's been a while since I posted a full feature on a book but I am super excited about the one I am sharing with you here today. Owl Babies by Martin Waddell is a children's picture book which was first published in 1975. The plot is really simple, it's a story of three baby owls who wake up all worried when they don't see their mom who left for hunting in the night. This gentle, sweet tale of baby owls who fear if their mom will come back home is illustrated so-well by Patrick Benson. He did a marvelous job in making every page of the book a delight. 

The story takes place in the night, a apt setting for the nocturnal beings who are primarily active in the night. The text and the images are illustrated in light yellow, green and turquoise colors which makes everything pop against the dark textured background. The characters are all realistic with distinctive personalities. You feel emotional when the white baby owls are anxious in the absence of their mom and rejoice with them when they are skipping in joy upon the mom's return.

It's an adorable book you'll love to read as much as your kids will love to hear. It's available in many formats, you can order a hard copy or download it now for a bedtime story from here.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tim McEachern - Bird Carver

Tim McEachern is a bird carver and sculptor from New Hampshire. He carves these amazing, one-of-a-kind 3 dimensional birds out of a wood block and hand paints them himself. His pieces is a result of lot of love and several hours of painstaking hard work, sometimes thousand and more of large birds. 

"It starts with extensive research, in the field and in the library, to determine the exact dimensions and infinite details of each species. Along with this, it is important to understand the life of each bird; its behaviors, its habitat, and the changes that occur to the bird from season to season. After becoming an expert on that species, the actual carving process takes place..." - the artist shares.

You can learn about him and his work from his website Nature's Wings. To view his birds that have been sold and updates on his latest birds you can follow him on Facebook.

Pablo Picasso and Owls

Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, known as Pablo Picasso is a name that I think many people have heard of before. He was a genius painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright born in Spain in 1881 and moved to France where he spent most of his adult life.

Did you know he had a pet owl? Picasso adopted an injured owl given to him by a friend who later lived with Picasso in his studio. The owl motif was featured in many of his paintings and sculptures in different materials. "Symbols of wisdom, imagination, and mortality, Picasso’s owls represent the artist’s creative output, and his adoration is evident." His masterpieces are sought-after by collectors all over the world and sold at astonishingly high bids. 

The above shown owl vases and the owl plates below are truly a delight depicting owl with distinguished characteristics.
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Monday, February 17, 2014

Penzance Dinnerware and More

This swoon worthy range by Queens Penzance a premium brand of Churchill consists of dinnerware, teapot, pitcher and almost everything in between you might need to host a perfect dinner or a tea party. The collection in classic blue and white features forest creatures inspired by folk design. I have my heart set on that rolling pin! 

You can find all the products from the collection and order them from this website. They ship internationally, for more details click here.

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Slaveyka Aladjova

Bulgarian artist Slaveyka Aladjova creates these watercolor paintings in bright, vibrant colors and finishes them by adding her signature dripping paint effect! You can find her prints and originals on a wide range of subjects such as animals, landscapes, celebrities and more on her online store - SlaviART.