October 31, 2013

Owl Express

Owl Express  8"x10"  acrylic on paper

How I love the idea of little letters and packages being delivered by owl! I would be the first to switch to that form of post service!

So now the bear has a companion to correspond back and forth with.
I'm titling this miniature series "Woodland Post". (A kick-back to my childhood.)

Prints of him and Special Delivery Bear are in the shop
There'll be eventual notecards of them, as well as the originals being available in the shop, all shortly. 

Until then!

October 30, 2013

Bear and Owl Notebooks

I'm so excited to offer hand painted notebooks in the shop, using official Moleskine journals!

Each of these notebooks are drawn and painted specifically with you in mind. Each is an original and no two will ever be just alike.

To me there's nothing like carrying a good notebook! It's a bit of an obsession. To be honest.

Fun Fact:
 (This little owl 'fella was inspired by a new painting I'll be sharing shortly!)

Measuring 3.5" by 5.5". Just right to carry in a pocket with you, and capture your thoughts. 

They have lined pages, but there's nothing stopping you from drawing across them! Great for storing all of those lists that keep life organized, or to nab a catchy lyric. 

October 28, 2013

Owl Lover 2014 Calendar

The new Owl Lover Calendar for 2014 is now up and thriving! 

My little Sweatered Owl 'fella is among one of the many owls you can choose from to build your custom calendar. Because, Shivani, at My Owl Barn did such a grand job of putting it together, you'll have a hard time choosing just twelve!

I'm so excited about being a part of this project again. How wonderful to have a friendly little owl looking back at you for 365 days! In my humble opinion a good calendar can certainly start the year off right.
Happy Monday!

October 24, 2013

October Snowflakes

Woke up to an October-Winter-Wonderland! Immediately grabbed the camera and dashed out the door in my floral rain boots. Emma thinking quick, grabbed her trusty squeaky toy to play with. 
I think we were both excited!

Seeing the land of frozen beauty return has got me dreaming of Christmas Card designs. The rough sketch has begun!

October 19, 2013

Special Delivery Bear

Special Delivery Bear   8"x10"   acrylic on paper

Special Delivery! This little black bear, who loves the written word, has something special to say! Bright red bows wrap around our little friend, just like the thoughts he's wrapped up in that trusty white envelope.

Prints of him are now available in the shop!

Playing mail being delivered between rabbits and bears (and other such woodland dwellers) was a favorite game of mine when I was small. Mama and I would cut up tiny pieces of paper and fold them into envelopes, where a miniature note would hide away. Oh the fun we had! Our wee letters still pop up every now and then, tucked in a lunch or hidden for an unsuspecting someone. 

He has a companion piece coming up in the next day or two!
I'm titling this little series "The Woodland Post". 

I suppose this is just that small part of me coming out now that I'm grown.

October 17, 2013

Paper Flowers

 Paper Flowers   8"x10"   acrylic on wood

This young Russian girl poses in front of a floral wallpaper (ergo her paper flowers). She and her pet white mouse sit amoung the Leucojum Vernum flowers (also known by its other name "Spring Snowflakes").  

Since I knew from the first sketch what country I wanted her to hail from, I carefully researched flowers that are native to Russia. These little beauties caught my eye, and in my humble opinion look somewhat similar to our Lily of the Valley.

Her meek mouse might be timid, but he's the best of companions. Plus he knows a few handy little tricks she's taught him. Amoung his many skills are climbing a ladder and ringing a bell. 

I have plans for a companion piece to her, and she just might become part of a larger series over the next few months. 
We'll have to wait and see!

October 16, 2013

Sweatered Owl

Why hello there my little rabbits! Sorry I have been very scarce on my post lately, I'm working on many different things, and tumbled down into a very steep rabbit hole. But I'm back up now!

Here's something that resurfaced with me!

Sweatered Owl   8"x10"   acrylic on wood

A Great Horned Owl snuggles into a nest of yarn with his sweater. His knitted garment features two of his favorites things, white mice enveloped by his familiar woodland plants.

Last year I was fortunate enough to have one of my owls be a part of the 2013 Owl Lover Calendar! I've been invited back again, and this little guy will be featured in the 2014 calendar! Woo Who!

Until then, prints of him are now up for sale in the shop!