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.

6 comments:

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.
Warmly,
Tracey
x0x

Bella McBride said...

Thank you Ladies! I'm honoured!
Cheers,
Bella

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
xoxo
((((hugs))))
Maggie