Monday, November 8, 2010

Mondoodle : Cowly Owls!

Some pretty developed doodles this week! I started on these owls back in the owl-cowl crazy days of Etsy. I never did finish them, at least then, because apparently I have an allergy to taking advantage of fads. But they're cute, aren't they?

But my husband saw them and went Squee, almost to the letter, so apparently now I am maritally required to produce something with them. And Etsy has moved on to...what, exactly? I don't know, but thank the Monkey it's not white and cream boxes of owls anymore (that actually sounds way creepier than it was...kinda cool! I'd like a box of white and cream owls...), so I sould be able to avoid the horrors of possible success and popularity.

So, what do you think? Cards? Prints? What should I do with these big-eyed beauties?

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AJ said...

I'm not sure what the current Etsy trend is, but owls are still semi-popular, I see them around on things.

Is it mustaches? Octopi? Or have both of those died down, too? At least the cupcake thing seems to be over. I love cupcakes. IN my belly. Not ON my jewelry.

baglady said...

I like the owls- guess I'm behind on the trends but I think they are still cute. There is SO much on Etsy- not sure if you could find a trend.

Anonymous said...

You Know I like your work and owls are as good a bird as

yarrow1 said...

The owls are adorable and look as if they would prefer to be animated but if that is not their fate I think they would make lovely cards.

P.S. I do like bookmarks.
P.S.S. I like books.

SaraLynn said...

I love your drawings! Those owls are especially darling. Trend or not, I will always adore a cute little owl (or three!).

Carapace said...

Aj- See, I like Owls, quite a bit even. But the trendy thing just annoys me.

If I really wanted to Etsypimp, I would draw a white mustache on a white owl riding a white giraffe. It would look like a blank sheet of paper, but we'd know better.

Baglady- there IS a lot on Etsy, but the staff makes a conscious effort to publicize certaing things as certain times- holiday stuff right now, for instance. For a while they for some reason thought we all really wanted to see owls.And cowls. And fake mustaches. It was very strange.

Kila- Oh how I WISH I could animate my own work! That would not just be awesome, but crazy- awesome.

Yarrow- I like your work toooo! Everyone, go look up Yarrow on Etsy, she does some really neat stuff!

SaraLynn, not sure how you found me, but welcome welcome welcome!You have a very pretty avatar!