Friday, April 1, 2016

Stunning Artwork by Scott Kelley

Snowy Owl, Egg tempera on panel

 The Ghost of Captain Walker Sequin, Monhegan, 2014, Watercolor and gouache on paper

Gluskap and the Deer, 2014. Watercolor and gouache on paper

Wing of a Snowy Owl, 2014. Watercolor on paper

 Common Eider, Watercolor on paper

Mategwes - The Rabbit Magician, 2014. Watercolor, gouache and ink on paper

The Sacred White Moose of the Mi'Kmaq, 2014. Watercolor and gouache on paper

Moose, 2014. Watercolor and gouache on paper

New York based artist Scott Kelley earned BFA degree from The Cooper Union School of Art, New York; also studied at The Slade School of Art, London; and was a fellow at The Glassel School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He was only eighteen when he had his first solo exhibition with The American Realist Gallery in New York.

He works in watercolors, ink and gouache on paper painting beautiful owls, deer, rabbit, moose and other creatures with incredible detail. His animals have unique and distinctive personalities. His work has a smooth feeling achieved through multiple layers of careful application of paint.

His work is in numerous public and private collections, and he was awarded a fellowship to the Edward Albee Foundation in 1993. Please join him on Facebook where he shares his mesmerizing work and news on his upcoming exhibitions.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

DIY Scrap Wood Owl Bookends

I like tutorials that teach to make something completely functional from recycled materials. Like this tutorial by Jaime from That’s My Letter who shares how to make scrap wood owl bookends. You can find the step by step instructions with the list of materials to get you started from here. These adorable owl bookends will be great to keep your book organized or to give them as a gift to someone who loves to read.

Animal Embroidered Pouches by Thomas Paul

I am loving these animal embroidered pouches by Thomas Paul. Each pouch features a full embroidered animal in the front and text on the back. You can choose from "hoot", "leap", "rattle" and "buzz". More quirky products can be viewed here.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Dreamy Artwork of Rebecca Rebouche

Rebecca Rebouche is a New Orleans artist who creates emotive and whimsical mixed media paintings. Her work has a dreamlike quality that transports one to a different world where swans live on the tress, stars sparkle on the ground, clothes hang from a branch and where owl is the king of the sky. "I'm always using the natural world as my echo. There's always an element of magic or transcendence that you can never actually achieve in the real world with a photograph." - via.

"Through visual allegory, she turns heartbreak into wonder, temporal into immortal, invisible into tangible. Her insights into human nature are expressed through enchanting imagery."

She first landed a big project from Anthropologie in 2010, a widely loved brand that sells unique and beautiful women apparel, homeware and accessories. So far she has designed paper murals, dishware, prints, and clothing in her signature enchanting style.

Her work has made to number of publications like Southern Living, Anthology Magazine and The Great Discontent. She was on the cover of the Garden & Gun magazine in August 2012 as one of the 15 inspiring designers shaping the look of the South. More than 500 of her paintings are in private collections around the world. 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

"Dakota" Bag Collection by Disaster Designs

"Dakota" the newest range of products by UK brand Disaster Designs is inspired by Navajo. The bold geometric print of owl, wolf, horse and bear featured in eye catching bright red, blue and mauve with contrasting candy like pale grey, green and yellow.

The prints come on wallets, coin purses and clutches. The bags are made in leatherette, with lovely embroidered details and gold arrow zip pull. You can find all the products from the range on Lisa Angel website. They do international delivery!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Getaway in an Owl Shaped Cabin

Would you like to rent an owl shaped cabin for your next vacation? This beach-side adorable owl inspired cabin is located in Sandhills in the little town of Hightown, UK, that's about 20 minutes outside of Liverpool. Tracy Caroline Lewis the owner worked with a London based artist who is also her friend Tim Cole to build this eco-shed using recycled materials and a beautiful grass roof.

The most amazing feature of this shed, the windows are made from old glass bottles which look like big round eyes and give the shed an owl-like appearance. The house overlooks coastal sand dunes makes it an ideal spot for those you enjoy the outdoor views.

"As an artist it’s important to me that things are beautiful but they also have to be functional so Owl House fills that perfectly.” - via. For more details on how to reserve this house go to airbnb.

"The Watchers" is another cool and funky owl shaped cabin that I blogged previously here. Take a look!