Friday, September 25, 2009

Do you see owls or do you see flowers?

Have you read The Owl Service by Alan Garner? It is a fantastic book! (the plate above is actually owned by Alan Garner)I read it when I was quite young -- maybe 10 (Too young but I was a voracious reader and my aunt was a children's librarian and my great aunt loved to read and sent me many books) and have read it many many times since. So, what's the problem? It made me dislike owls. They have always creeped me out. So when owls started showing up in the design world a few years ago, I completely ignored them. Little by little they have flown -- or hopped into my life lately. Jacky makes some darling little owls, so I thought that I'd try......
These owls make me happy -- like Wol in Owls in the Family by Farley Mowat -- a book with really fun owls, not scary ones :). Or the adorable little owls in the picture book Owl Babies!

6 comments:

Pilar said...

I haven't thought of this book in years. I simply must find my copy and reread it. There is something so special about the books we read during our childhood. Thank you for reminding me about this read
: D

Joanne Huffman said...

The only book I read that I can remember with owls is "I Heard The Owl Call My Name." Your owls are delightful/

juneh said...

Yep tis true! I rounded the corner at IKEA on Tues and lo behold Christmas Decorations-- I shook my head....

Jo Wholohan said...

these are AWESOME martha, im sure jacky would be proud :)) xx

dogfaeriex5 said...

i loveeee owls and am so checking out this book...i have several vintage owl pins and would love to send you one if you would like....xo

barbara burkard said...

how sweet!!! i haven't been here for ages! great minds think alike!!! i did several owls for swaps this year! (they are on my blog..) i did a pinkeep and some owl ornaments...too!!! hugz