Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Give A Hoot

Since Gary is working the flea markets till Thursday, I'll keep working till then. It's work but it's more fun than work, if you know what I mean. After that we might take a trip to the beach before the new year, who knows. But look who, (hoot, hoot) just flew into the drying cabinet - Give a Hoot, an owl in a shrine. I've used some dark gray underglaze for the night sky, can't wait to see how that fires up. The owls I hear at night here are the barred owl, or hoot owl. It's hoot sometimes sounds like a barking dog. The owl in the shrine is more of a great horned owl.

The shrine ledge is just deep enough to place a votive candle. I may think about putting a lip on the front to better retain one inside. I can envision some lattice screen doors which would open and close on the front. I'll have to figure out how to construct those to make them movable. I have the idea, but don't know how to make that happen just yet. Suggestions are most welcome, thanks so much, and happy holidays.


  1. Nice! You've caught the essential 'owliness' of the owl. A candle to the left, under the branch would give an interesting light to the interior.

    Cool video....we have hoot owls up here and others...... once we saw a Great Snowy Owl..... I think he got blown off course!

    Happy sales!

  2. What an interesing sound. Kind of like a dog with a sense of humor. Swear I heard laughing.
    Enjoy your holidays.

  3. I've been enjoying your shrines Linda, especially with the birds (I know, I'm predictable:)
    We have and hear those same owls here In Louisiana too. Just love them when they all start calling together like that.
    Hope you and Gary have a wonderful holiday.

  4. Love it! Very creative! ~ Happy Holidays ~ namaste, Carol ^_^

  5. I love hearing owls and spotting them now and again.
    we once came across a giant white owl- he was so beautiful and just seemed unreal as he flew off- magic.

  6. Hi Smartcat, thanks, owls are so wondrous, I've seen them flying by and if I didn't look up and never would have heard them their wings are silent. A snowy owl would be a sight to see.

    Hi Patti, thanks, yes they do sound like they are laughing. The ones here have mostly the barking aspect.

    Hi Barbara, thanks, I do like birds myself, they are such joyous creatures.

    Hi Carol, thanks so much, I'm having fun making these.

    Hi Meredith, thanks, oh a giant white owl would be surreal, how cool.

  7. I really like this! I gotta make me some shrinage. hehe


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