The Owl In The Oak

A wise old owl sat in an oak,
The more he heard the less he spoke,
The less he spoke the more he heard,
Why aren't we like that wise old bird?



  1. How you have illustrated your owl looks like he is made out of pieces of fabric, very original. Owls really are fascinating birds, I always enjoy seeing them for real. Great little verse to accompany your post, I must write it down to remember. x

  2. Hello Acronmoon, What lovely illustrations. They are so detailed and deorated. I see a lot of love put into creating them. I too am an illustrator, but my illustration is less decorative than yours and more strange. I love owls too. They are amazing birds.

    Best to you,
    Melissa Kojima
    Artist in LA lA Land

  3. Louise and Melissa,

    thanks for your comments and for visiting my blog.

    The owl design was inspired by Elizabethan embroidered textiles and later paisley designs, I have printed it onto cotton and am trying it out as a book covering.

    I agree, owls are fascinating.

  4. I love that saying and your illustration too!

    I think the knot I showed on my blog is the same as a weaver's knot, though my weaving teacher has not shown it to me before. But I saw it on another blog somewhere described as such.

    It would certainly work as a repair to bind two loose warp ends together!