Friday, June 17, 2016

Free Vintage Owl Illustrations

Melanie is an antique dealer who frequents flea markets to find treasures and vintage books. On one of her such trips, she found a bird study book with over 200 beautiful illustrations of all sorts of birds, including owls.

She generously shared three pages from the book by making them available for download here. The pages have a dozen of owl images that can be used for any craft project that you can think of. Like using an owl illustration for making your own unique place cards. 

Woodland Creatures Cookies and Printable Tree Trunk Packaging

These adorable animal cookies is a wonderful idea to make for a woodland themed party or to give away at your little ones' school. The series of woodland creatures cookies include a owl, fox, hedgehog, squirrel and bear. Nicola and her friend got together for the project and shared the process on the blog along with a printable template for a "tree trunk" packaging. I adore the owl peeking out a tree hollow. To download the templates for the woodland creature cookies and the tree trunk click here.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Miniature Soft Sculptures in Matchboxes

Yulia Goenko is an artist based in Chernivtsy, Ukraine who hand-makes miniature dolls and accessories that are less than 2 inches in size. Yulia sculpts the cute little animals, dresses them in tiny hand-sewn clothes and gives them home inside matchboxes. The animals can sit without support, and can move their arms and legs. She has an online store - Under Umbrelland where she currently have over 30 dolls that are available for purchase including owls, elephants, raccoons, cats etc. These will make a great addition to any dollhouse and a perfect gift for someone who likes tiny things.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Animal Drawings Between The Lines

These adorable pencil drawings are by Iantha Naicker a young artist from Durban, South Africa. Her series "Animals that don’t want to stay between the lines" is a collection of animals drawn on lined paper with color pencils or watercolors. The 3D animals are depicted in clever and funny ways. The lines on the paper is the common theme around which different animals seem to be playing or caught in and want to escape the lines. The owl, panda, bird, and bulldog are both clever and creatively inspiring. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Colorful Jewelry by Camille Chew

Camille Chew is an artist and illustrator from Ithaca, NY who creates whimsical hand-painted jewelry and other unique artworks. Her necklaces and earrings are inspired by mythology, fantasy, and the occult. Each jewelry item is hand-painted with animal designs in vivid colors and geometric patterns. You can visit her online store for necklaces in owl, fox and cat designs, and more!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Photorealistic Human-Owl Mural by Lonac

Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I would like to start our week here with this stunning piece by Lonac a Croatian artist. He is a renowned street artist known for his photo-realistic murals. This large scale human-owl is created by him in the streets of Zagreb. More of his incredible work can be viewed on his blog

If you have been reading my blog for sometime then you know how much I love mural art. I have blogged about some of my favorites in the past on my blog here.