Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Wonderful Surprise!

I have a certain routine I do every morning when I get up.  You know, feed the cats, turn on the computer, fix the fire, etc, but one thing I do is to check out certain blogs/websites.  Once of these blogs is indinorth, a Canadian indi business collective run by the fabulous Beth.  Well, to my surprise when I clicked on this fab website to see what Canadian Artist was featured, I saw my little owl staring back at me!  What a thrill!  You can check out the post HERE.
Mr Owl is actually the second owl that I made.  The first one (pictured on the right) was made for a special trade order from a fellow Etsian.  Her shop is called VillageBoutique and she makes the most wonderful silverware jewelry from spoons!

I loved the way her owl turned so much that I decided to create another one.  I used a combination of coloured wool that I brushed together to give it a special one-of-a-kind mottled look.  When I finished Mr Owl I realized that the first one was most definitely a Ms Owl!  It always amazes me how using the exact same wool and techniques still leads to a unique soft sculpture.  It really shows me that the wool is the one that does the talking and I'm just the listener.


Diana Evans said...

oh wow!!! I love that blog too...and your owls are FANTASTIC!!!

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Oh Bella...what a happy surprise! I can see why your little owls were/are featured...they are charming!!! You are so talented. I'm off now to read the post.

Bella McBride said...

Thank you Ladies! I'm honoured!

Frances Tyrrell said...

I can see why you had to make another one, and I know what you mean about the materials sometimes having a mind of their own - all part of the artistic experience.

Will there be owlets/little owls?

Aputsiaq said...

Beeeeeeeeella....were are you, are you okay? I miss you!

Maggie R said...

Hi Bella
Congratulations on the article.
Your owls are absolutely adorable...
I enjoy your blog very much and thanks for sharing