Sunday, 31 October 2010

All Owls' Eve

I don't actually like Halloween very much so I'm going to do my annual sit-in-the-dark-and-watch-an-old-twenties-movie-while-the-parents-answer-the-door-to-trick-or-treaters.

And since I have been spending a lot of time around owls (and other birds) in the past few days for my art projects, I thought I would share a few pictures of owls I have done. Even though they're not scary, they're vaguely on theme.

A European Eagle Owl in watercolour.

A Barn Owl in chalk pastel.

A Great Horned Owl sewn on fabric with painted beads.

An African Spotted Eagle Owl in graphite.

A Barn Owl in watercolour.

Here's a part of poem by AA Milne that the last one reminds me of:

If you were a bird, and lived on high,
You'd lean on the wind when the wind came by,
You'd say to the wind when it took you away:
"That's where I wanted to go today!"

Where am I going? I don't quite know.
What does it matter where people go?
Down to the wood where the blue-bells grow --

Anywhere, anywhere. I don't know.

Picture from Google. Love for (that part of) that poem. It sounds best when read in an Austrain accent by Arnold Schwarzenegger like in Kindergarten Cop, one of my favourite movies. :)

Ps. Thank you to my new followers, you've made me very happy! And also some of my friends have started blogging (I like to think I inspired them) so woo, go them. Check out A's blog here and D's here.

Pps. Alright, because I feel like a Scrooge, here is a proper Halloween-y picture that I love.

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