Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Owl Miss You

Hi everyone, I am sorry that I have been absent for a while now. The truth is I was struggling to juggle between my online life and real life. 

A few years ago, me and my husband started an animal rescue centre in the Himalayas where we share the house with injured stray animals whom we take care of with the help of our team. Most of my time goes towards working with the local women who create handmade products so we can raise funds for the animal rescues and their treatments. For the longest time, I was adamant to not let go of My Owl Barn and somehow managed to switch between writing blog which I had always loved and my responsibility towards our huge undertaking.

I have now reached a point where I feel I can no longer do justice to the blog that has been my baby all this while, that I cherished all these years, and because of which I met so many amazing people like you all!

It's time for me to move on now and devotee myself to something that gives me the purpose of my life. I want to thank you all for staying with me and encouraging me. None of it would have been possible without your support. If you want to stay in touch with me as I embark on this new journey, you can join me on Instagram @kahaniwalishivani

Monday, February 21, 2022

Cheerful Ceramics By Ariciu Ana Maria

Ariciu Ana Maria is the ceramic artist based in Alba Iulia, Romania. She had a formal education in ceramics at the Art Academy in Bucharest. She has been working with clay for many years, "My clay work is a way to express myself and to interpret the world."

She sculpts one-of-a-kind delightful wall art, pendants, and sculptures that are made entirely by hand. The illustrations are scratched drawn into clay and painted with vibrant ceramic glazes. Her pieces feature female figures, animals, and birds surrounded by vines, flowers, and blue seas.

I am enamored by her work and I am sure it'll bring a smile to your face too. Ariciu lives and works from her home studio on the edge of a forest that is 2km away for a small town. If you have a custom order, please contact the artist from here.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Door Stoppers That Double As Decoration By Blue Toucanuk

Monika of Blue Toucanuk is an artist and the creator based in Norwich, United Kingdom. She hand makes stunning door stoppers that are not only functional but each single one of them is no less than a piece of art. Each piece is handmade by the artist from cutting the shapes into the pine wood to painting beautiful illustrations on them. I am swooning over the intricacy and attention to detail with which she chooses the colour palette that brings the birds to life.

You can find these one-of-a-kind door stoppers, ornaments, wall decorations and badges in her online shop

Monday, February 7, 2022

Land & She: Emily Kelley

Emily Kelley is a self-taught illustrator and block printer based in Jenkintown, PA. She has earned a degree in Bachelor of Fine Art in graphic design from Tyler School of Art, after which she founded her brand Land & She in 2016.

"My work is rooted in the every day around me. It's finding the tiniest of inspirations in the patterns of rock formations, or feeling small amongst a vast horizon. These are things that keep me curious and looking for more."

Her work has a distinct style that is achieved through overlaying hand-drawings and photographs. Her work is mainly inspired by nature, travel, landscapes, and wildlife. She offers block printed bandanas, tea towels, journals, art prints, painted rocks, stickers and ceramics on her online store - Land & She.

Monday, January 31, 2022

Wildlife Artist Paints Animal Portraits on Reclaimed Wood


Hayley Warburton is a UK based wildlife artist who paints animal portraits on sustainably sourced wood slices and reclaimed wood. Her online store offers ornaments, paintings, art prints, keychains, bookmarks, greeting cards, stickers and much, much more based on her original illustrations.

The owls, ravens, hare, and foxes are painted in rich colours that pop against the raw wooden slices. Hayley is passionate about wildlife and nature, she hand-paints every piece for a more natural feel to her artwork. Each finished piece is coated with a layer of protective matt varnish, and signed by the artist. You can find the above shown artwork and christmas ornaments that are currently on 10% discount in her online store - Wildlife Art By Hayley.


Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Amelie Mishki Designs and Hand-Makes Adorable Collection of Dolls

Alsu Galimova is a doll maker from Russia who handcrafts everything for Amelie Mishki. The artist specializes in making adorable dolls that are inspired by her children.

Each doll is hand made and stitched using the natural materials such as cotton and linen. The artist hand embroiders the features and other details. Dolls comes with detachable clothes that easily come off for gentle hand washing.

These one-of-a-kind dolls are perfect to give as a gift to someone special in your life to keepsake. The adorable dolls come packed in a fabric bag which can be personalized with a name. You have an option of buying a doll with multiple dresses, skirts, socks, headdress and t-shirt etc. Visit Alsu's online store here.