Friday, September 23, 2011

Paint Party Friday.....whooooooooo whoooooooo......

owls poster


As many of you know I love so many things.....and owls are one of the animals that have always touched my heart....once when I was growing up my Dad and I found an injured owl on the side of the road near an escarpment so we took it home and fed it and waited till it's wing got all better....it was amazing...it sat in our garage on my dad's anvil and we bought it all kinds of raw treats....we fed it liver and it was one happy camper.....it turned its head whenever we opened the door....it was an amazing experience...one that I will never forget...We fed it and cared for the little guy till he was ready for flight and then we let him go.....he was amazing...beautiful...and a reminder that we all need to respect wildlife all around us.....

so to the Owls out there....here is a little piece I created.....it is my submission to Paint Party Friday this week.....

Tomorrow this design will be turned into an owl paper doll...so pop back for Sweet Saturdays right here at my blog and share some of your sweet art, sweet photos, anything that you find sweet....

Today we bid Summer Good Bye....and Autumn kissed it good bye too...with some red leaves and hints of colours changing ( I think Autumn wore some red lipstick!!!)

I love this time of year...and can't wait to visit all the Fairs, pick apples, see a big pumpkin patch, and enjoy the colours.....

Happy Creating Everyone!!!!

33 comments:

laurie said...

oh so sweet owls,, I share that love of owls,, what a wonderful experience as a child to see a wild creature saved and healed enough for release,, thats a memorable thing for sure.

amy said...

i love owls also. they are very soothing to draw and paint.

beats me why :)
xx,
amy

KAT said...

I love owls also ...these are spectacular and fun !

Hybrid J said...

What a cute owl, love the the faint red cheeks. Lovely! ;)

Pointy Pix said...

what an amazing experience to have. I think owls are such beautiful creatures and it must've been wonderful to get so close to one. I love your piece-gorgeous!

NatashaMay said...

Those are the sweetest owls I've ever seen. :) I'm looking forward to seeing the paper doll owl.:)

Geckostone said...

Diana your owls are awesome and your story was incredible, what an amazing experience, you are so lucky!!! I love seeing the owls fly over me by the barn when I leave for work on our dirt road! I've always been fascinated by them! Deb

La Abela said...

The owl brings good luck, I am sure that you are a lucky person to be able to express so faithfully. Saludos

carlarey said...

What a great experience for you as a child. Clearly it influenced your work. Love your owls.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Owl Paintings are wonderful and your story about you and your Dad taking care of the owl ~ how awesome ~thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) and Happy PPF ^_^

marianne said...

I love owls too! Among many other things as well, but they have that special way to amaze me.
So does your art

have a nice weekend♥

Christine said...

Love your 'Diana Style' owls and what a great story!

Teri C said...

You have taken owls to a new level. Wonderful illustration.

HPPF

art2cee2 said...

Adorable owls and they will be fantastic as one of your oh so cool paper dolls! I heard an owl outside last night when I took the doggie out...wish I could see him. :-)

ArtistUnplugged said...

What a neat story, that had to be most awesome to experience. Love the owls....good bye summer, you burn me up! Love autumn!

Netty said...

Loving your wonderful colourful owls Diana. Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend. Annette x

Carol said...

The owls are awesome :) We have one that lives in the woods near us and we love it when we set out on the deck late at night and we can hear him "who..who.."

- T.W - said...

That's so cool! Wish I would meet a wild owl up-close someday too...
Allthough, when I was little, we found a small wounded bat and took care of it until it flew of~

Your owl is awesome, love the patterns and colors of his wings and those big eyes!

// - T.W -

Joni Nickrent said...

whoo!HOOT! oh, so cute! Love your awesome owls! One of my fave things too! POP ART MINIS

Theresa said...

I love owls and your are wonderful. I love all the detailing on them!
Happy PPF!

Annabelle said...

This is such a lovely piece and of course owls are my favourite little birdies. What a beautiful experience as a child to share a few precious moments with one of these gorgeous creatures, your one very lucky gal.
Thanks for sharing : )

Tammie Lee said...

your owls are wonderful!!
lovely equinox to you~

Mary C. Nasser said...

Love your painting.

And just as much, I love your story of you and your father nursing the injured owl back to health. Through your words, I can why it is a story you will never forget. I'm sure the owl appreciated recovering on you dad's anvil, being fed treats! :) I couldn't agree more that we all need to respect wildlife all around us. :) Thank you for reminding us.

Gloria said...

What a great story. Owls are just beautiful. Your owls are too. I love all the details. Great job and happy Fall to you as well as Happy PPF! Great job!

Melisa said...

Aw, so cute. I love owls, too. I used to love to hear them at night when I lived way out in the country.

Robin Panzer Art said...

I just adore owls, these are so fun! Happy Paint Party Friday!

EVA said...

Great owls, Diana! And what a wonderful story of raising one.

Heather said...

I love Owls tooo!!! These are great!! Just a couple weeks ago there was an Owl with big old white face in my driveway and eating another bird. It looked at me with those beautiful eyes. So much wisdom. The other bird didn't do so well. We won't discuss that.....

iamrushmore said...

What a beautiful story and incredible experience. It reminds me of the book by Jean Craighead George called "there's a tarantula in my purse" - it's a collection of true stories about the various wild animals that have lived in and around her house over the years. My son and I have read this book together countless times, with yearning for similar experiences. Your painted owls are very sweet. I'll need to come back and see the paper doll version!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I love owls too, and yours are wonderful! Thanks for the story too- we are so lucky to have owls here, I love hearing them!

Scarlet said...

Sweet and touching owl story to go with your beautiful artwork. Happy PPF...a day late and a peso short! :)

Sadee Schilling said...

I love owls too and liked reading the sweet story behind your preference for them! I think one reason I have a soft spot for owls is because my mom's name was Shannon, which I read somewhere means "wise little owl" in Irish.

Your owls are CUTE! Glad to have discovered your blog through PPF!

creatingme said...

Those owls are the sweetest!

 
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