These owls are handmade by my friend Erin Prais-Hintz of Simple Truths- a line of metal and polymer components that are hand-stamped, colored, and sealed. Each one is completely different and has it's own personality! She sent me one too! This guy looks pretty cool but his eyes show he's shady as ever. I love it!
They were inspired by some artwork by the ever-talented Cori Dantini like this guy, Brutus....
Erin says: "I know that owls are supposed to be associated with stately wisdom, but I can't help but think that even in the owl kingdom there must be some fools in there somewhere. You know the sort... the ones with brightly dappled party-colored feathers, who call attention to themselves and steal the show looking for a laugh with their foolishness... they wink their eyes at their more somber cousins and pull all sorts of owlish pranks with a hint of a smile on their beaks, like leaving a fake dead mouse in the ditch or sneaking up behind and making loud noises to scare their more serious brethren out of the tree.
These Motley Owls are a rowdy bunch with fantasy colored feathers in bright oranges, greens, reds, yellows, blues and purples, with feathers that stick out in all directions and their signature yellow eyes ever watchful for an opportunity to clown around. They are not what you would expect but will be a fun friend to have around!"
Erin has donated these owl pendants for my next blog challenge... I am giving away 5 :: (FIVE) :: Cinco- see photo above! Please leave one comment on this post to enter yourself to win. I will pick 5 random entries TUESDAY APRIL 24th! Please do not leave anonymous comments, and make sure to include an email so that I can reach you.
We will then each create something with our owls and show them off on our blogs in a little mini blog hop on May 16th.
Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor. :)