I Spy...

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I LOVED road trips as a kid. It was (barring any annoyances from my older brother) uninterrupted reading and writing and play time. I'd always bring a stack of books (starting early on with Peanuts and Family Circus, moving on to Baby Sitters' Club and Judy Blume, followed by R.L. Stine and V.C. Andrews). I still have a stack of journals from road trips, documenting exhilarating details like the contents of our lunch and what unconscionable thing my brother had done that day. But perhaps my favorite part of road trips were the car games we'd play. A penny for each flag...
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Artist Inspiration - International Women's Day

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Happy International Women's Day! My world is full of women who inspire me as a person and as an artist. I wanted to highlight one woman in particular today who has been a major inspiration recently: Michelle Obama, and her beautiful book Becoming. I read it in early January, after the long holiday rush of shows and back-to-back-to-back get-togethers with family and friends. Each morning for two weeks I'd sit with my coffee, the sunrise, and Michelle's stories. It brought me such peace, clarity, and renewed creative inspiration.  I knew I'd love the book before I read it; it was inevitable. What...
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The Evolution of a Website

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I tried creating my first website in the spring of 2003, during my senior year at Concordia College. I was super excited about some photographs of owls I'd taken (in hindsight, a strange foreshadowing of my eventual business name...?!) and desperately wanted to put them "out there". But I had no idea how to do this, or what, really, a website was. (2003, remember. We still had to walk across campus to the library to get internet, and save files on floppy discs. I did not yet own a cell phone. And all my photographs were on film and it...
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Holiday Shipping Deadlines!

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Holiday Shipping Deadlines!  Need delivery by Dec 25?    Order by Dec 15 for: pillows, lockets, prints, and custom requests.    Order by Dec 17 for: ornaments, magnets, onesies, t-shirts, tea towels, cards, bookmarks, mugs.   Please message me with any questions and I'll respond asap! (Please note I cannot guarantee delivery by the 25th, but these dates are in line with USPS ship-by dates!)   #handmade #minneapolis #minnesota
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THANK YOU!

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Thank you, from the bottom of my heart (or my full sized aortic pump, as Joey Tribbiani calls it), for shopping small this past weekend. Whether you shopped small with The Tin Owl or elsewhere, thank you!!! Today is Giving Tuesday, and we wanted to share a few organizations we support here. 10% of all proceeds from this weekend's sale are going to fire & hurricane relief, through the California Fire Foundation and the Florida Disaster Fund.  Additionally, 5% of our proceeds always go the following organizations: Friendship Bridge: Friendship Bridge helps eliminate poverty in Guatemala by empowering women through microfinance and education.    Girls...
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