I need some color in my life after spending many months working on black and gray birds. And I hope owls will be simple because they're upright and easy to balance, with flat faces and human-like shapes.
7/7/2019: This is Ludwig, the first of the five owls to be completed. I think he bears a resemblance to this portrait of Beethoven, thus the name. You'll find more photos of Ludwig here.
7/29/2019: Mr. Bubbles is the second owl in this series to be completed. I really love his watery blue coloring. More photos here.
8/15/2019: Poppy is my favorite owl so far. I really like her sunny sweetness. She's the third in the owl series to be completed. More photos of Poppy here.
7/29/2019: Here are the first three owls together. I still have two more to finish. You'll find more photos of these and my other birds in the gallery.
8/28/2019: I decided to change Poppy's eyes. The old ones looked a bit flat to me. These have more depth.
I may also change the eyes on the blue owl. I think they need to be bigger and closer to his beak. Stay tuned.
8/29/2019: Mr. Bubbles with his new eyes. They're bigger, brighter, and closer together than the old ones. Yep, I like this new look.
8/29/19: Allow me to introduce Iris, the fourth of a parliament of five owls. I originally planned to trim the ear feathers, but I rather like the little-girl pigtails. I think I'll leave them as-is for now. I can always change my mind and trim them later.
8/29/19: Here are the four completed owls. One more to go. You can see more photos of all these owls in the gallery.
9/26/19: This is Hershey, the last owl that I plan to make for at least a while. You can find more photos of all my owls in the gallery.
And here are all the owls in my collection Clockwise from upper left: Hershey, Mr. Bubbles, Ludwig, Poppy, Iris, and Pearl. More photos in the gallery.
Welcome to my fantasy world
I'm a textile artist in Camarillo, California, USA, specializing in three-dimensional fabric sculpture. I use this blog page to record my journey and to share some of my successes and failures, in hopes that it might help you with your own creative endeavors.