Close-ups (owls)

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.

detail from "You and Me: Poems of Friendship" 1997

detail from “You and Me: Poems of Friendship” 1997


detail from "In the Heart" 2001

detail from “In the Heart” 2001

detail from endpapers in "Pocketful of Posies" 2010

detail from endpapers “Pocketful of Posies” 2010

detail from "Pocketful of Posies" 2010

detail from “Pocketful of Posies” 2010

Note: See other posts in the Close-ups series archive here.

12 thoughts on “Close-ups (owls)

  1. 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.

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