The past few years I have been placing owl things around my home; due to the current "owl fad" this has made it easier. But I am also now incorporating owls into my art. I am doing this out of a sense of homesickness. My Dad collected owl figurines since before I was born. My sisters and I would always get him owls as presents (from all over the world too). His collection is vast and every time I would visit him at work when I was little I would be fascinated with the world of owls adorning his desk, shelves, cabinets, walls, and even on his door. I can not think about my Dad without thinking about owls, so having owls in my home and in my art, makes me feel closer to my parents even though we live so far apart.
We were able to trim the tree last night, which is always fun. But unfortunately my copies of The Year Without a Santa Claus and the Muppet's Christmas Carol are at my parents house, so I will only be able to watch Black Adder's Christmas Carol this season. (My husband will miss out on rolling his eyes at me as I do the Heat and Snow Miser dance.)
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
(yes, this is our tree; the Deciduous look is so less messy)
Sketch Book Update: Today I glued pages together to make them more sturdy for my collages. The Sketch Book is looking a bit more loved and used. Now I just need to get it looking less blank. Only three weeks left.