Sunday, August 12, 2012

Dreaming of "Owl"o'ween!

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The calender reminds me that it still August, the weather outside reached 90+, another reminder that summer still has it's hold on us.  The children still have another 3 weeks of fun in the sun before returning to another school year, yet, I find myself thinking of Autumn.

I love summer and I really am not looking forward to it's end... sunshine and poolside... that's what summer is to me.  I suppose deep down I'm yearning for the smell of a hot apple pie, the cinnamon... a crispness in the air.  While browsing the Internet last night, I came across some adorable little fabric owls which inspired me to pull out my paints and wood and create!

This wise fella seems to be saying Happy "Owl"o' ween!

The colors of fall are so warm and inviting... perhaps that's what I'm yearning for.
The whole owl was hand painted freehand, small cups in varying widths helped create the circles for the eyes.  Some simple shading and stippling using only a handful of bright colors create this wise old owl just fit for some Halloween fun!

Feels like I've gotten away from the whole reason I began this blog at times... to create and share.
The support you've all shown as I've opened up about my life as a mom of a kid with special needs has more than blown me away... and opened a few windows.  BUT, I feel like I lose a part of me if I don't paint and create...  I've pulled out the paints and actually accomplished 4 new paint/art projects that were NOT orders for the shop {I'm grateful for shop orders- it just feels great to design something new too!}.  I've never been one to welcome change... but I'm looking forward to the coming seasons and the surprises they may have in store... all good I hope!

So that leaves me wondering... where are we going next?

I'd like to know if any of you would be interested in some more DIY instruction,  more paint tutorials- perhaps a Vlog post or two?

Everyday is an adventure full of ups and downs here...I'm not quite ready to give up the smells of coconut, the relaxation of floating in the pool, and the fresh tomatos just yet, but no matter where we are headed-  I'd love to have you along for the ride!

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must love junk said...

Kim, thanks so much for leaving a sweet comment on my blog! I'm following you back :)

Shannon said...

Oh, I haven't seen this type of painting in a while and I just love it! I love this owl! Very nice. I understand what you mean about painting. If I don't take time out to create I go a little stir-crazy. Being creative is what settles my psyche.

Susan said...

I would love to have more paint tutorials and DIY instruction.

Jenn Lifford said...

Wow! What a fabulous job you did! I can't believe you were able to do that freehand. Very talented!!

Cortney said...

Oh my gosh! I adore that owl! Great job! Glad I ran across your blog, new follower! Looking forward to seeing more!

Debbiedoo's said...

You my dear are talented!~ I can't even paint something by numbers. Thanks for sharing with the nice to see you there.

ForTheLoveOfTheSweetLife said...

That owl is great! I just wrote a post gushing about my owl adoration (and I just bought 4 little owl statues this weekend....)

Found you at Elizabeth & Co's linky party :)


Elise@growcreative said...

So cute! I love it! I'm glad you've found time to create for yourself.

Kathy Moody said...

Wow, that is adorable and amazing!!! I love it. You are so talented. I'm so ready for fall, too! Hope it hurries up. LOL


Full Circle Creations said...

Very cute. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.


andie jaye said...

that is sooo cute! what a great decoration for halloween!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I love your owl and owls are so popular right now!

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Kim! Your owl is so cute! It reminds me of the adorable vintage Halloween decorations. I so wish I had your painting talent!

Have a wonderful fall weekend...Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute

Anonymous said...

Wow! You're a great painter! I really love this owl, and I'd love for you to share it and any other projects at my new link party, Submarine Sunday. I hope you'll stop by!

Submarine Sunday @

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