October 29, 2012

A Question of Costume

With Halloween coming up sooner than expected I have been puzzling over an appropriate costume. So far I have a couple choices... 

 Harpo Marx  -from the Marx Brothers movies (Room service is the best one), he's the silly one who never talked, with the wig (thought I could use that from last year's Simon and Garfunkel getup) and horn.

Ash- from the Fantastic Mr. Fox, I adore this film! He wears a white sweater, white pants tucked into his socks, he is so amazing there really aren't enough words! My personal favorite quirky character from this wonderful film. 

I am leaning towards Ash though. I mean who wouldn't want to dress up as a descendant of the Fantastic Mr. Fox?

October 25, 2012

Ooo! October Update!

October has been such a busy, busy month for me! I'm still hard at work on that surprise I mentioned, it also is the month that rolls around and means another birthday for yours truly! We always have family-get-togethers in October and I want to make sure that I still take the time to enjoy the glorious fall colors before all those hard working leaves have fallen. With that said, I managed to slip away from all those wonderful activities long enough to make up some new Blooming Hare items. 

1. The Winter Owl necklace is really exciting to me, he looks so striking in his oval pendant (I'm really falling for them) and he has had some pretty nifty news as of late!

2. The red caped girl and the White Bear King from the Winter Procession have marched themselves into greeting cards and are now available as a necklace. They make a beautiful pendant.

3. I have long pined for a Fergus Fox necklace to make an appearance in the shop, the new oval pendant shape was the answer because I just couldn't part with his little ducky. I made one as a gift to myself and have received many compliments about him. And now he is always near to my heart!

- Fergus Fox and I -

4. The Winter Procession actually got made into two necklaces, each one told such a story I couldn't resist. Here we have our little drumming deer and his plaid scarf, I picture some merry little rhythm pulsing through the glass pendant, something brisk and sweet I should think!

5. For all the Alice in Wonderland lovers out there, I am pleased to make my Down the Rabbit Hole series available as a greeting card set. There are 8 folded cards in total, each being a painting from my wonderland series, I worked on last spring. The cards are blank on the inside, have a nice heavy weight to them and come with matching cream envelopes. They look just grand, and are waiting for all of your personal correspondence needs!

All of these are now available in The Shop as of today!
Happy Thursday!

October 23, 2012

A Hoot of a Good Calendar

 Step right up owl lovers of all shapes and sizes! 
A free calendar has been designed just for you to download and print out! I'm really excited that my Winter Owl has been chosen to be one of the 40 international artists compiled for this years Owl Lover 2013 calendar.

The really cool this about this calendar put together by the talented folks at My Owl Barn is that they let you design your own, you pick the picture you want (and there are so many wonderful ones to chose from) for each month, how neat is that? I'll be printing one out for myself!

  Here is my barred owl, one of the free choices you'll find to download!

Fly on over and grab yours!

October 5, 2012


The colors have arrived! I have been soaking up all the glorious color around me for the past week, the red ones are my favorite. 

Emma, my furry yellow friend, loves to chase the leaves as they are falling. We spent the afternoon enjoying the day, chasing the leaves together. She's really happy anytime of the year, and I have to say I admire that. A positive attitude goes a long way.

Meanwhile, I have been keeping my eye on these two pumpkins in our garden, it's the first time we've ever had our very own home-grown miniature pumpkin patch. I think they might be catching on to what I have intended for them, so the Jack-O'-Lanterns-to-be seem somewhat melancholy. 

Last Halloween, I carved an owl in my pumpkin. It's such a fun little holiday, you can dress up and be silly and no one thinks a thing of it! My older brother and I went as Simon and Garfunkel for Halloween 2011, where I was nominated for Simon because he's taller than I am, so he got to wear the curly wig. It was quite fun though, I went with my hair tucked in my shirt (not quite so fun as the wig) and a drawn mustache on my upper lip (very much fun indeed). Only on Halloween could you get away with something like that.  Did anyone go as anything fun last Halloween?

 I'm stuck for what I'm going as this year, but I still I have a bit more time. 

And hopefully in a few days I will have some new items for the shop! A couple new wearable art pieces are on my work table right now.