11.14.2012

Owls and fiends. Oh my.




I don't think screech owls would gather together all in one tree, in nature. But if I had my way, they would. Each backyard would have a tree for roosting owls and a tree that grows croissants on its branches, and all the leafblowers in the world would be sucked into a dark vortex, and all the people who used to have leafblowers would be punished by having to rake leaves. Ha! Owls, baked goods, and just deserts, those would be my three priorities.

New owls-in-the-snow holiday cards are available in my shop. Also, Fiends of the Kitchen Garden prints!

12 comments:

Curbstone Valley Farm said...

I admit, I hate leafblowers too, but in my defense this is the first property I've had that I've owned one, and I rare use it, except after exceptional storms.

I love your owls. Some nights it does sound like they've all gathered in one tree here, although I suppose they do have quite a lot of trees to choose from. I really love the idea of 'fiends of the kitchen garden too'. We seem to have more than our fair share of those! I'll definitely be dropping by your Etsy shop this week! :)

cadyn speziale said...

They do! They do! I've seen multiple screech owls in one tree before! Terrifying sounds, though. And I think your raccoon might be the cutest darned thing I've ever laid eyes upon.

Zoe Tilley Poster said...

Clare, oh phooey, I knew someone I like might be using a leafblower just as a typed that;)

And Cadyn, that is good news indeed! Multiple owls, I mean.

Farmgirl Susan said...

I love the owls! And I love the kitchen garden fiends too. Too funny. All of your creatures are wonderful. What amazing talent you have! :)

P.S. A few years ago a beautiful little screech owl spent a freezing winter afternoon in our farmyard. It was amazing. I'd never seen one before. If you're interested, you can see some photos here:

http://www.farmgirlfare.com/2008/04/wild-kingdom-big-sunday-feast.html

Rodrica said...

I'm sending the winter owls to my friends...great holiday card.

Sarah Ryan said...

I love your style! I just discovered your blog on Illustration Friday, and then took a peek on your etsy shop. Your drawings are awesome! I love how each owl seems to have it's own attitude in this one.

Lorraine LeBer Rocha said...

This is a beautiful drawing.

Creations By Mit said...

Love the owls! (And your woodchuck too!) You have such a beautiful, soft feel to your work! And by the way - - I'm totally on board with the croissant tree!

Roxanne B. said...

Oh ! I like them.

poppylocke said...

You have good priorities, and beautiful drawings!
I like though the screech owls all share a tree they still seem to be keeping a close eye on each other - great character!

Tanja said...

love the quiet of this scene, screech owls or the not! lovely name, a screech owl.

and yes oh yes you are right about leafblowers. the scourge of the earth.

thanks for bringing us quiet snowy charm all in one tree - that's what illustrators are for, after all.

Diana Toledano said...

I love the dense-stormy feeling of the image. It's gorgeous!

By the way, croissants in a tree? Such a great idea! Tell me when you have some seeds, I would love to have one of those.