Wednesday, September 18, 2013

An Owl Jones Original

I've been blogging for close to three (!!) years now. I enjoy it. I also enjoy meeting people through blogging. I've made quite a few friends along the way , and I always try to help out when I can.

That brings us to Owl , a fishing blogger who was the first person I really talked to much through blogging , and someone I've grown to consider a true friend. We may not always agree on everything , but most times we can agree to disagree , call each other "Trout Fingers" or " Bluefish Lips" and move on. It's nice to have friends like that.

So , I can say I've followed his latest project closely. He's been selling original artwork for I think almost a year now. It's been fascinating to my unartistic self to watch him develop his style , and I have to say I'm impressed. I can't imagine the guts it takes to put your work out there , with all the people who thrive on being negative just waiting for a chance to shoot you down , but I will say that Owl puts it out on the table every day without hesitation. That's courage to me , as I certainly wouldn't want anyone to see my doodles.

The great thing about it , though , is that Owl has a natural talent for painting , however unlikely that may seem if you don't know the guy. He's enthusiastic about it , and just has a desire to create. It's quite contagious. I just had to buy something.

The Shark
That's a handsome shark , if I do say so myself. Owl did this for me over a few weeks this summer , and I'm very pleased with it. He's very reasonable with his prices , and when compared to buying prints or generic wall hangings it is not expensive at all , especially when you consider the time and talent that goes into creating art versus just reproducing it.

If you don't already follow Owl , be sure to visit his website , Owl Jones Art , and "Like" his Facebook page. Never a dull moment , and Owl does a great job of giving you a glimpse into his world.

Happy hump day!

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