Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Hand-Carved Wooden Sculptures by a Puppeteer and a Sculptor Arseniy Lapin

Arseniy Lapin also known as ARSELAP is an artist and sculptor from Moscow, Russia. In 1994, he graduated from a higher school of art in film and animation, and later he worked for several years in a puppet theater as a puppeteer and an artist. Arsenyi specializes in creative puppets, especially colorful folk-art inspired wooden sculptures.

He carves imaginative characters out of wood and colors them in oil and acrylics. His pieces have gorgeous texture and lovely patina that gives timeless aged appearance. The colorful palette of bright colors and embellishments that consist of metal wings, and bells make her art stand out. 



You can find more of his work and learn about his art by following him on facebook. If you have any questions related to his work or would like to buy one of his pieces, please email him at

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Gouache Paintings by Jessica Vaughan

Jessica Vaughan lives and works in the beautiful mountains above Santa Cruz, California. She grew up in a family where she was surrounded by artists and designers.  Jessica graduated with a degree in BFA with High Distinction in textile design and printmaking from the California College of Art. In 2007, she started creating designs for her own line of greeting cards.

Her whimsical work is inspired by nature, folk art, textile design and color. Her artwork depicting animals and plants are painted in gouache an opaque watercolor.

Her work can be found on cards, calendars, houseware, and apparel. Her work is available at many outlets throughout the Northern California. She has also shown her cards, prints and screen printed textiles at several annual showcases of artists and makers. She can be contacted through her website for commissions, licensing, and any project that you may have in mind.

For greeting cards based on her original work, visit her online.

Monday, July 13, 2020

My Owl Barn Is 11 Years Old!

Artwork by Heather Gauthier

I have no idea how did this happen. It all started with me writing a blog to fill up my free hours in a day when I moved to the US from India. Now, when I look back I am grateful for having ever started this blog. 

Those of you who know me personally, already know that my blog has supported me and helped me find my sanity when everything else was going wrong in my life. It was the only thing for a very long time to which I dedicated all my time. As time passed on, my life changed and I became responsible for many more things. But, I could never stop publishing my daily posts here. I am not only a blogger any more, I am a co-founder of an NGO, a product manager and a farmstay manager. Despite the ever increasing list of things that I have to do in my day I have not be able to bring myself to say goodbye to My Owl Barn.

I completely enjoy finding new people and inspiration through the blog. I hope that I can keep writing this blog for many more years to come. Cheers!


Friday, July 10, 2020

Charming Creatures by Emily Steele

Emily Steele is the creator and the designer of all the adorable creations at "Charming Creatures". The artist makes sweet little ornaments, jewelry pieces and wall hangings all sculpted from polymer clay. Each piece is hand made by Emily in her home studio in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, and intricately painted with finest details.

If you have a custom piece in mind that you would like her to make for you then you can get in touch with her through her website. Her one-of-a-kind pieces fly of the shelf fast, so if you want to own one of her charming creatures then follow her on Instagram to get shop updates.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Illustrations Created With Thread And Needle by Sophie Standing



Textile artist Sophie Standing, whose work I featured a while ago on the blog here, did some amazing new pieces. Wildlife artist Sophie creates illustrations with colorful threads and a needle using fabric as her canvas. Living in Kenya for over 15 years, artist's work is inspired by the beautiful African animals and the surrounding nature. She produces a unique artwork combining applique and free motion embroidery. Each finished piece is created with layers of fabric which are then sewed together with different colored threads t o form these amazing animals.

Visit her Instagram to learn about her newest creations. You can contact her for commission work through her website.