We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Friday, 10 October 2014

Mr Owl discovers his DESTINY .....

Can't believe it is the 20th Craft Barn Q&L challenge, and I've managed to stick with it, never having entered challenges before!  Words this time are GIFT and DESTINY.

Following on from my previous post about drawing and making stamps with funky foam (see here), I wanted to make some more (well, particularly an owl!).

I found this quote by William Shakespeare:

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.

I had already made the happy person stamp, but the brilliant thing about this technique is that you can make further impressions onto the stamp (with a sharp pencil), and I did that on the "clothing"!  I also made some stars, and of course, the owl.

An owl?  Well, firstly I do like owls, and secondly I think those are wise words from Mr Shakespeare .....

Um ..... that is either a giant owl (scary) - or little people!

And a conundrum - which came first - the owl or the quote!


  1. Well done on making your own stamps especially the little owl - he's so cute. The second use of this quote but I love how you both did something completely different!

  2. Off to read how you created your stamps - brilliant stamps they are too :) Great page and quote Have a lovely weekend :)

  3. Beautiful work Kay. Your owl is so cute! :o))

  4. I love your stars, and the owl! I used the same quote too!

  5. I had to check out your stamps. I've never heard of that foam before, but I LOVE what you did. The quote is so well done with your fun artwork, including your adorable owl.

  6. Brilliant fun foam stamps and I love your depiction of this quote.

  7. Fab stamps and the owl is so cute :)

  8. Lovely and very true words! ...and you are right - that owl is a bit scary...:-)

  9. Great quote, and I live the stamps you made yourself! I had to go back and look at how you did it. They really print nice-- love the flower especially!

  10. Your owl is fabulous and well done creating him yourself. A great page and choice of quote.

  11. Your owl is great. An excellent page.

  12. I love how you used this quote! Great page! And your owl is very cute! xx

  13. Love the fact that you created all the stamps yourself, well done.
    After reading your comment about the owl being to big in comparison with the people, it looks like the people are frightened :-)