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    Maggies Mom on “odalisque”:
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Owl Pendant for Lynn ??

About this design:

It meassure 5.5 cm tall but I can make it shorter, almost 2 cm in the other direktion.
I have been running around searching driftwood that could fit this project, at the end I had to use a knife and carve it to a smaller size, then polish whit sandpaper... I have a other piece of driftwood that is 5 cm tall whitout any carving, I can paint a owl on that aswell if wanted a other choice ;)
The painting I have worked whit on quite a few hours puh :D Now it needs a hole and some laque... What do you think?? What do you think Lynn ??


Wood, Acrylic color

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  1. Frida
    Frida says:

    Backside which part of is not carved.. the part closest to the viewer!!


  2. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    whoooo whoooo!! beautiful, I love it. This is perfect!!!!!!!You did a wonderful job, Thank you

  3. Chicky Suz aka Susan Z
    Chicky Suz aka Susan Z says:

    Frida, this is awesome! You are a talented lady!!

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Wow Frida!! This is fantastic. What a talent you are. He looks so intelligent and life like. (except he is blue looking on my computer, LOL) Such a wonderful piece you have made for Lynn. Congrats and thanks for sharing. LOVE it!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Wow Frida this is fabulous I love this!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    That is so kinfd of you to do this piece for our dear Lynn.

  7. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Your little owl is so well-crafted, and so adorable! (I just want to cuddle him in the hollow of my hand…) I am in awe of your skills and patience and creativity.

  8. Frida
    Frida says:

    Thank you my dear friends :D

    Dear Lynn asked if I could try to make a smaller owl than the one I did bf, and ofcourse I had to try! I’m happy whit the result ;) I feel honored and humble to get the request.

    Hope to have both Lindas and Lynns pendants ready soon, must fin the right laque… and I think I have found it must just buy it ;)

    So Glad you liked it dear Lynn :D

  9. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Wow you are sooooo talented with your painting Frida!! Love the owl. SLS

  10. Frida
    Frida says:

    Thank you Shannon dear :)

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Frida – your owl is beautiful!
    You are so talented1

  12. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Ogggh Awwwza woww! Incredible talent Frida, wow what a beautiful owl! You paint so pretty, an dthe carving… so impressive! Who- who what a great job!!

  13. Frida
    Frida says:

    Thank you my dear friends Jeannes and Lorrie :D

  14. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Frida, this owl pendant is amazing! 8O Love, love, love it!

  15. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    A beautiful piece! The owl looks so serene-Congrats on a woderful job!

  16. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Frida, the owl you created for Lynn is amazing — so lifelike! :D Do you take special orders based on what someone prefers? Would you be able to do a butterfly for me?

  17. Jade aka Caryn
    Jade aka Caryn says:

    Frida this is incredible!

  18. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Frida, I am in awe of your artisitic talent. Your owl you carved and painted for Lynn is amazing!!!Congrats on a job well done!!!!

  19. Pam E aka funky tulip
    Pam E aka funky tulip says:

    now THIS is talent! your owl is amazing, and Lynn is very lucky!

  20. Violet
    Violet says:

    This is amazing Frida, I love it !!!!! It is so adorable !!!!!!
    You are very , very talented !!!!!

  21. Green Eyed Lady Chick
    Green Eyed Lady Chick says:

    Frida wow this is so beautiful, the owl is so life like it’s wonderful!! You my dear have awesome talents!!! This is a fav! Lucky Lynn!

  22. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    So pretty Frida you are such a talented gal !

  23. Frida
    Frida says:

    WOW Thank you my friends for all kind words :)

    Lynn E dear, yes I will start taking requests I think, this is so much fun :) A butterfly yes that I can try! How do you want it? What kind of butterfly?

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    Orchid Betty says:

    Wow, you’re so talented; you created a piece of art! Love it!

  25. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    Oh WOW! :::speechless:::

  26. Arja A
    Arja A says:

    Frida, somehow I missed this before.
    Wow, wow. this is really a piece of art and 100% unique piece. You are GOOD :)

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh!!! Frida, that little owl is so beautiful! This is SO my style of art!!

    If you really do start taking requests, you might have a LONG list of them! I wouldn’t know what to request first!! What about a wolf?!! Or a little song bird? OMgosh the list could be endless! :-D
    I think you’ll be a busy lady here in a little while! ;-)

  28. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    Absolutely fantastic!!

  29. Frida
    Frida says:

    HEHE You are the best ;) Thank you my friends. Think I need a pen and paper start written a list. LOL These are so much fun making :)

  30. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Frida, I sent you a message about the pendant I requested. Thanks for everything!!! :D

  31. Gunilla B
    Gunilla B says:

    Awsome! You are so talented! Love it!

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