The gray one was the very last. That gray owl was inspired by my neighbor at the Paradise City Art Festivals I did last fall: Joe Oliverio is a bird photographer and I especially loved his owl photos. I bought some cards from him and they’ve been inspiring me.
And here are all 12 owls, waiting to get their tags and get listed into my etsy shop. That will be tomorrow’s job.
The left owl is made from vintage cashmere- I know this because the fabric came from a poncho that my Mother made me in the late 1960’s. I think when I was around 12 years old? It also had horse buttons: I loved it so much!
Winter has finally arrived with snow and cold temps. I’m back in my studio and trying to get my focus back. Sometimes it’s a challenge. There are days I just want to fuss over my houseplants, read my ebooks, or play games on my phone… or all of the above. But, I am working on owls and I’ve finished up a few.
2021 turned out to be a pretty good year for me in my studio. I continue to sell mostly online (through my Etsy shop and direct messaging on Instagram and Facebook) but doing 2 in-person shows was inspiring. Here is my yearly review. I made 24 tiny world pincushions. And thank you to the friends who gave me some beautiful cups this year!