Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Owls

Sorry that I have not posted in a while but I was on vacation in Toronto visiting family and friends.  I had a great time but now I am back and ready to create.

I have loved owls for many years now.  There are over 200 species of owls that live in almost all regions of the Earth.  Throughout history owls have featured significantly in mythology and folklore.  Owls have been both revered and feared in many civilizations from ancient to recent times.  In ancient Greece, owls were often seen as a sign of good fortune and that is how I view them.  

About a year ago, my sister gave me an owl purse that was made in Thailand.  I wanted to make a pattern and create my own version of such a purse.  I think they turned out great.  This first one I made for my sister and brought it to Toronto to give it to her.  She loves the colour blue so that is what I used for her purse:


This is a "sac" purse with a drawstring closing and cloth handles 

Back of purse showing tail feather (with back zipper)
Of course, I could not stop at just one purse so I made a version in hunter greens and another in pastel colours.  I plan to sell them during my studio tour (Sep 27/28).
Pastel version (eyes are in felt)

Back of purse showing tail feather detail

Hunter green version

Back of purse with attached owl keychain detail.

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