While searching the internet for retro art ideas for our house, I came across a requiring theme. Owls. All of these owl stirred up vague childhood memories. I seem to remember just about every house I went to as a child had some form of owl themed decoration. Waaaay too far back to be sure, but that is how I remember it.
Most of these decorations were some version of macramé. Like this one.
I don’t remember any specific wooden examples from by childhood, but these had a familiar feel to them.
So I decided to spend an easy afternoon in the shop and see what I could come up with.
Starting with a scrap of 2×4 and a rough outline.
Saw cuts, chisel and gouge work.
Nothing says “fun”, like a propane torch and burning wood.
I think I may have had too much fun, but we will see.
After a good hard brushing and a little sanding. Hey, this texture looks familiar…hmmm.
First coat of oil and a shot of the stick perch.
I’ll put another coat of oil on tomorrow after work. Once that has dried, I’ll fashion some eyes from felt. Till then.