Only two more weeks and I'm at the half-way point of this 52 WEEKS PROJECT. There are times (like this one) where I wonder what I was thinking and that perhaps it's not too late to create something else to submit at the end of the year. But, I plod along and somehow something shows up.
This time I knew I wanted to incorporate the stencils I've been creating along with a barn owl of some sort. So, this would be owl number three. They are such interesting creatures...they represent wisdom and helpfulness and have the power of prophecy. There is an ancient Greek story of Athene who banished the mischievous crow then honoured owl by making him her favorite.
The Barn Owl is also known as the masked owl, has a magnetic personality which can either draw people to them or make them uneasy. They believe in shared responsibilities though they tend to work alone. Working in a different fashion leads to ingenuity and inspiration.
They have also been viewed with fear, associated negatively with witches and evil omens, but I like to think of them as gentle and knowing, which is a good thing as owls are one of my daughter's favorite species.