Owls have such distinctive shapes and characteristics that make them visually appealing. They can be identified by a simple silhouette or depicted in all their glory with every feather rendered in detail. This series begins with an owl (enlarged x 2) from an illustration for the Halloween poem in my book, You and me: Poems of Friendship and then continues with a felt purse from my how-to book, Felt Wee Folk. There’s the tiniest owl from In the Heart and then two from my upcoming (Sept./2010) book, Pocketful of Posies.
Note: See other posts in the Close-ups series archive here.
Many techniques–all great–yet all iconic owls. Of course, cannot wait for the new book!
Just discovered your blog a few days ago.
Enjoyed seeing all these owl versions.
I can’t stand all this waiting for A Pocketful of Posies!!
You are the BEST!!
Your work is gorgeous. All the details…and your compositions are perfect. Great work.
All of the are adorable!
Exquisite detail! Looking forward to Pocketful of Posies!
I am so enjoying your posts of your illustrations on various themes…simply wonderful!
Each owl is unique and wonderful! I love to see the details in the trees the owls are sitting it. Thank you for sharing these inspirational images!
They are all very lovely :0)
What nice chunky, detailed owls. I love looking at these pictures and seeing the way you use the traditional stitches – chain stitch, running stitch, seed stitch, blanket stitch etc. – to produce your unique works of art.
I’m glad you noticed that there are very few stitch types in my pieces. The stitches I use are the simple ones I taught myself when I was young. i don’t even know their proper names. For me, it’s not about the stitches themselves, but the color and design of a picture.
All of the owls are amazing but your most recent is stunning !!!