When I first reproduced this image, I made it a learning experience; changing my printer color and playing with different fabrics. I did not, however, throw any of the trials away, and this is one of them. I could never decide “who” was “who,” pun intended; a mother owl out front, or a big-eyed baby owl in the foreground with the mom in the back. Or is it a pair of siblings, or a mating couple? It doesn’t matter. I love this image, and have used it several times. I’m sad this is the last one I have.
The colors are autumnal and evoke an old barn. My trims are recycled, and I often find them attached to old curtains at yardsales. It is not uncommon for me to find 5 to 10 yards of trim on a $3 bedspread that only required a good washing after merely ripping it free. The lettering is stamped acrylic paint “Asphaltum” from DecoArt. I find stamping with paint gives a nice thick transfer, and is usually permanent even if you wash the cloth.
This page is heavily layered and has a nice feel to it. Some of my previous pages are lightweights compared to this, and I may start using heavier textiles because I like how this turned out.