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!

Love,
Shivani 

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.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Amazing Geometric Drawings of Animals and Birds by Psdelux














Psdelux is a sketch artist based in Tatabánya, Hungary. He creates animal and bird drawings using pall point pen and pencil. The artist makes clean, sharp lines and geometric shapes to create cool creatures. His work has made him into a sensation on instagram with over 250k followers. His drawings can be found in form of art prints, t-shirts, mugs, and phone cases on Red Bubble.  

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Life-Size Metal Sculptures Made Out Of Discarded Farm Equipment






 






John Lopez is a sculptor from South Dakota. He creates amazing sculptures out of old, rusty farm equipment. His artwork is inspired by the nature surrounding him in his prairie land. Through his work the artist is presenting how the lives were once lived, close to the land in barns and pastures the lifestyle that's slowly fading with time. His massive sculptures made with used, rusting parts from machinery ones used in the farms to cut and dig the soil, turned into a jaw of a bison, and feathers of a great horned owl.

"The rusted carcasses of discarded equipment stand testament to generations of labor. And the man who knows blood lines has picked through them, choosing the elements of the past—the actual implements that plowed the soil or cut the grain or dug the dinosaur—and created the curve of a jaw, the twitch of a tail, the power of a shoulder. "

You can view more his sculptures on his website and Instagram.