Day 20: Art Deco Owl


Today was such a blah day that I nearly did not post an owl. I couldn’t find the motivation or the inspiration for an owl…until I watched the latest episode of Design Star. Danielle’s Art Deco room featured a geometric wall hanging that reminded me of what I’ve always loved about Art Deco, so I just had to put my owl spin on it.

If you haven’t watched Design Star, it’s quite the interesting show. Interior designers design it out to win a chance to have their own HGTV show. The early seasons had loads of crazy ideas, as the contestants were mostly from outside the interior design realm. More recent seasons feature more experienced interior designers, but can include some off-the-wall designs. Fun to watch, but nothing I take too seriously.

Here’s the show that inspired this owl, if you’d care to watch it:,1000237,HGTV_33396_4301_65921-101941,00.html


Day 19: An owl’s gotta run!


If I don’t run, I turn into an evil little devil. It’s not pretty. This owl reflects my attitude about not running today. I’m so not happy, but it’s too hot and my body just isn’t up for it.

Day 18: Sad little owl


I missed the HOW Design Live Conference this year. That makes me very sad. I’ve heard only awesome things about this year’s conference and some of my favorite designers were back again this year. Chances are quite slim that I’ll get to go next year since it will be in California. Wah!!

Day 16: Don’t tick off a Nun. Seriously.

Back in high school, rumor had it that one of my teachers had been a nun before she became a teacher. The only reason she became a teacher was that she had…um…practiced missionary positions with a priest. This was incredibly scandalous in my teeny tiny Christian town, especially since many residents believed Catholicism promoted idol worship.

One year, the high school theater troop performed The Flying Nun, resulting in a lovely collection of habits. A rather creative senior decided that those habits really should be put to good use before the moths ate completely through them, so he (or she) came up with an epic senior prank. On the last day of school, 20 or so seniors calmly walked into this teacher’s classroom and took their seats…dressed as nuns.

She was furious of course and stormed out of the room  screaming that these students would all pay for this wretched prank. She and the principal returned to an empty classroom, and to this day no one really knows who the group of pranksters were.

This owl is inspired by what I may or may not have witnessed…

Day 15: Ed Emberley rocks!

I spent a ton of time in the library as a kid. I was the stereotypical sickly, scrawny, awkward, shy bookworm–minus the glasses. My favorite corner of my school library was the one that was loaded with dusty books on drawing. I would grab one of the books, curl up in the corner, and attempt to memorize each page, since bringing one of THOSE books home would be the equivalent of stealing in most families. Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book of Animals was one of my favorites. His style was colorful and simple–just the way I liked things. So today’s owl is based on his style. Enjoy!


Check the book out here.

Yes, I realize this one is a day late. I thought I posted it last night, but it didn’t stick.