Friday, January 29, 2016

6 Easy Valentine's Day Owl Crafts

Valentine's paper bag owl puppet from here.

Recycled CD Valentine's Day owl craft by Glued to my crafts.

Doily owl cards for Valentine's Day from here.

Owl tree Valentines box from an oatmeal can from here.

Whoo Will Be Mine? Valentine Holder from here.

Harry Potter Valentines cards from this video.

I'll wrap up this week with these adorable Valentine's Day owl crafts that will inspire you and the kids will love to make this year. Choose the one you like the most from all the wonderful ideas above and make it over the weekend. The Valentine's Day owl crafts are perfect for kids to give to their classmates as well as for adults. Who wouldn't love to receive that adorable Hedwig the owl card? You can find the link to the source and instructions for each of the crafts under every image shown above. I hope you like them and find something that you would make this Valentine's Day.

You can find more fun Valentine's Day owl crafts here that I shared in the past.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Peace of Paper by Jo Chorny

Jo Chorny also known as Peace of Paper creates stunning papercut art using a scalpel and blank pieces of white paper. Her animals, birds, flowers, leaves and objects are delicate and highly detailed which come to life when photographed against the beautiful blue skies. Visit her online store where some of her work is available for purchase and follow her on facebook for latest update on her work.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Lila and Lola

Lola Peacock is the owner and artist behind Lila and Lola that creates contemporary wall art prints inspired by wildlife and nature. I am loving the series of animal prints that can be downloaded at home or at a printer. 

The prints are mostly in minimalist black and white tones with a subtle pattern in the background. Available to be downloaded in various sizes from 4x5 inches to 20x30 inches. Print multiple animals to create a whimsical gallery wall at home or office.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Felt Owl Coin Purse Tutorial

This is a wonderful tutorial by Handmaidya that teaches how to make your own felt owl coin purse. Handmadiya is a blog dedicated to creative and interesting ideas from the world of handmade. You will find tons of tutorials and inspirational projects related to knitting, sewing, patchwork and more.

The step by step instructions for making the project are easy to follow and come with a template that you can print. You'll need only a few things to make this adorable owl coin purse. Just gather some felt, a zip, a couple of buttons, thread and needle to get started. To know more about the materials required for the project and the complete tutorial visit Handmadiya.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Owl Drawings by John Pusateri

New Zealand based artist John Pusateri draws hyper-realistic portraits of owls using charcoal, pencil, and pastels with incredible detailing. If you look closely you can see the texture of the feathers as well as the crevices on the beaks. Those captivating big yellow eyes are impressively captured by the artist making the drawings look like real owls. 

"Owls are probably the most powerful birds that I work with for a few reasons. Their forward-facing eyes give them a presence and gaze that is unmistakable and, at times, unnerving. They are almost completely silent while flying and can seem to appear out of nowhere. Culturally, they are often messengers of death or bad luck, and this also adds to their power.

I have learned that owls have asymmetrically-positioned ear canals, one being higher up on the skull, and are able to perceive a prey's location with much more accuracy. I've also learned that birds with camouflage are difficult to draw as the pattern breaks up their form and disrupts how we perceive them. In New Zealand, they've been able to find out when certain invasive mammalian species arrived by dating the hundreds of years worth of owl pellets surrounding historic nesting site." shared with Juxtapoz.

You can find more work by the artist that I blogged previously here.