The Tin Owl has a new helper. Meet Inca. The best cat in the whole entire world. (I might be biased.) Inca joined The Tin Owl family FIVE months ago - where does the time go?! I thought it was about time to introduce her properly. Inca came into my life in the way most wonderful things do - through a totally random pairing of timing and circumstance, just when I needed her most. Cool things about Inca: She plays fetch. Enough said. She's also really good at ...

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2017 Calendar The Tin Owl
Happy fall! Holy crap, 2017 is only three months away. 2016 has been a year of change, a year of transition, a year of renewal. (I'm betting I'm not the only one who feels that way.) After lots of thinking, I've decided not to sell calendars this year. Instead, I created this year-at-a-glance calendar to give away as a printable download, as a way of saying " 'hey, thank you for your support these last few years' , 'you're amazing' , 'HAPPY NEW YEAR' , 'Look! Blueberries on a ...

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“He asked, that when he wandered far from his dreams, his heart press him and sound the alarm.” -Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist Today marks ten years since I arrived in Finisterre, Spain, at 'the end of the world', after walking 1000 km across the country along el Camino de Santiago. I'm feeling nostalgic and wanted to reflect some. I'm lost for words (as is usually the case when trying to describe certain experiences that mean so much), so I went back through some photos ...

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Ladder Display
Last year I built a new ladder display for art fairs, and I've had so many questions about where to buy a display like this! So I thought I'd write up a short tutorial on how to make one in an afternoon. Things you'll need: Wooden ladder (I found mine on Craiglist for $10) A trip to your local lumber store for 1x4s and 1x2s in various lengths White paint (I used the cheapest pint of white paint I could find at the hardware store) Cheap paint brush (with bristles ...

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