One skill I never fully acquired was the ability to draw anything that resembled its intention. For example, if I were to draw a dog, it would look like horse. (At least that is what my five year old tells me. She also tells me it is okay because “You are good with words, Mommy.”) My husband is an artist and I am always amazed by a person’s ability to tell a story through a drawing. Illustrations, especially, capture me because they evoke a feeling, an aesthetic, a metaphor, and a purpose all at once. I’m also in awe of talents I don’t have. I am enamored by them. Want to meet my latest crush?
Jacqueline Schmidt of Screech Owl Design brings something fresh to the table when it comes to illustration. Her work blends the natural with the urban and her illustration evoke a sense of depth that I rarely find. Her natural life illustrations (as featured above) are dimensional, vibrant, eloquent. There is a love that comes out of these drawings that feels…well, it feels warm. Given my obsession with owls, it will be no surprise that the Barn Owl Tee is a personal favorite. But you could also close your eyes and pick any notecard at random for me and I will say it is my favorite. Sharing Screech Owl Design with you, dear readers, is an honor. Enjoy.