Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Barn Owl Pillow

Slightly obsessed with the barn owl's charms lately. Here's a pillow with a barn owl in a tree on the night of the winter solstice. Not sure you can see the big pale full moon, but it's there.


So much fun to work with felted wool textures. I cut up several coats and washed them til they were firm enough to work with. The images practically assemble themselves, and it all feels so good.


This one will be headed to etsy soon.

15 comments:

Cat said...

I don't mean to gush, but when I saw this it took my breath away. It is truly beautiful!

Paula said...

Oh!! I love your pillow. I hope I am home and see when it goes up. :)
Have a wonderful week.
~Paula

J.C. said...

What an adorable pillow! We are kind of obsessed with barn owls in our home, especially my daughter. How lovely this would look in her new owl bedroom when it is completed!

I will be looking on etsy constantly until it's there!

You are an artist! :)

Blessings,
Johanna

wildernesshouse said...

That is absolutely beautiful - so serene. I love the composition.

Do you 'upcycle' clothes that just have great fabrics, or do you use just the ones that are very outdated/in some way defective (holes etc) and so can't be used as a garment? I haven't yet been able to bring myself to cut up a piece of clothing, though I have many old pairs of jeans waiting in a stack to yield their good denim patches!

Jafion

Christine said...

Oh I LOVE this!! I found the Wesley the Owl book at the Goodwill and have re-fallen in love with Barn Owls all over again. Must find your Etsy shop!

Lisa said...

I like it!

Lisateresa

Margitta said...

Hi Anna! I have been reading your blog for a while and I enjoy it tremendously! Have you ever read "The hidden art of homemaking" by Edith Scheaffer? Your blog (and I'm sure your life) just seems to breathe the message of this book... we are creative, because we are created in the image of the Creator God!
Greetings from Norway

Kate said...

My sister and her husband would love this!

Anonymous said...

i really loved your pillow.i am really obsessed with owls.do you ship your items to Greece?and something from a previous post.Could you post some suggestions of your favourite C.S.Lewis books?thanks.efi

ruth@gracelaced said...

Though owls are trendy right, you've managed to capture the most elegant and magical quality of an owl.
Lovely!

Margo said...

that is really beautiful! And thanks for the insight into the process too.

Erin said...

My deepest apologies to all out there who love this pillow, but I am very excited that I FINALLY was first to Anna's store and snagged it for myself! Merry Christmas to me!

Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher said...

HAHAAHAHA @ Erin.

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Oh, I DO love these owl pillows and garland!!! We just got a new Anthropologie store in our town and I love their owl stuff!
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Lucia Sasaki said...

Hi Anna, Brazillian greetings!
Thanks for sharing your lovely barnowl pillow. I found it while I was searching for barnowl ideas for embroidery. I really loved it: it is so simple and endearing.
Thanks a lot!

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