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"Happiness always looks small when you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and at once you learn how big and precious it is."
Maxim Gorky

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Simone...

Did you know that barn owls are in decline?
There are many reasons for this including mechanized farming methods, 
rodent poisoning, loss of habitat due to the popularity of barn conversions
and general environmental conditions...
So I've made a tribute to this beautiful bird...
This is Simone.
A most graceful and mysterious looking owl they do not build a nest but prefer to rear their
young in tree cavities, silos, barns and abandoned buildings.
Barn Owls are considered beneficial to farmers - a family of six young and
two adults can consume over 1000 mice during one nesting season! 
 I love making owls. They take a lot of work because of the detail on their feathers,
but oh so worth the end product.
Fly on over to my etsy shop  for a peek...
 
 

5 comments:

JeannetteLS said...

Beautiful work and great pictures of it.

Mary said...

He's wonderful, and brought tears to my eyes. I've always loved owls, but didn't know much about the Barn Owl until we moved out West. I watched an Oregon Field Guide special on Barn Owls and Bard Owls about 2 years ago. Gorgeous creatures. When i first saw the pic of yours on my dashboard; i thought he was real!

Stone Angel said...

Amazingly breathtaking!! You are the best.

farmlady said...

Oh Kerry, This owl is beautiful. They are such wonderful creatures. I'm sure that Simone will be flying out of your Itsy store very soon. She is one of your best.
Just beautiful...

Cobalt Violet said...

Gorgeous work and I can't believe those wings! And what a face! He's magnificent! Beautiful photos too.