snowy owl time

Well first, Happy Mother’s Day to all who are celebrating! And now some snowy owls or maybe I should call them owls with no ears…

Both of these owls are incredibly soft, made with cashmere, angora, and alpaca, and I am sure some wool too.

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This one has eye brows.

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And this one isn’t terribly snowy at all!

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Here are his/her grey and white striped wings-

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Owls 3 and 4

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I love a great paisley, especially a knit paisley on an owl! (spoiler alert- I have more owl paisley coming…)

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The owl is sitting among the tulips which are just finishing up. Those tulips- it has to be 20 years since I planted them and they still thrive. Amazing.

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Burly Merman (4)

I love the proportions of this mer-fellow-

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Palm tree arms-

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And here are the 2 mermen, next to each other. Every time I dye fabrics, the skin tones come out differently and here it is really, really obvious!

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time for another *trigger* warning

Politics again. Well, we won on the health care for now but yikes, so many other things. It is easy to get disheartened. 3-29-protest - 1 (1)

I made the WTF fellow and photographed him at the beginning of the month. Then I decided I should make an entire rally! It’s been an interesting experience. I’ve written about how uninspired and creatively dead I’d been feeling since November, but once I started thinking about this project, I was on a roll! I got excited about making a range of people- race, gender, species(mermen, greenmen!) and I found my focus.

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The most difficult part was coming up with my protest signs. I was limited to 12, small signs so not too many words, I wanted to stay mostly positive, SO many issues to choose from… in the end I figured don’t overthink and just get the photos taken!

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I am inspired by both Salley Mavor and Mary Engelbreit speaking out about what’s been happening in our country. It is not the time to be silent. I never would have guessed that those 2 would be my most politically vocal social media friends.

And here they all are!

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Onward.