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I live and work in Vienna, Austria as a Wildlife and Ex Libris, Bookplate artist. I love animals, wildlife and nature since early childhood. I love being creative and being my own boss, with my Maine Coon cats Beamer and Mac keeping me entertained all day long.
What got you started crafting?
Founded in May 2010, the Etsy Owlstudio started as a branch of the original Owlstudio to reach a bit further and present our items to a larger audience and connect with people from the whole world. The idea for my bookprints came from a combination of my love for antique books, vintage illustrations and my very own art.
A very deep love for all animals, owls in particular, wildlife and nature explains the wide variety of my motifs covering these themes.
It holds it's very own fascination to work with antique books and book pages that are more than three times your own age. Just the thought of where this book could have been and who could have held it in his or her hands is amazing.
What is your source of inspiration?
I always thought nature and wildlife to be an endless source of inspiration and motifs, nature is true art in itself. I think when the artist manages to capture some of natures perfect creations, he or she has done well in art.
What have you made recently?
I am constantly adding prints of new drawings, pen & inks and paintings which I made, to my shop items. As I often do commissions for customers from the whole world - their - often very different - ideas and requests add to the variety of my creations, and help to make my horizon wider.
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
Many of my creations can be seen and purchased on Etsy.
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
Handmade things bear the very personal and unique 'handwriting' of the artist, which can be found nowhere else but in the creations of exactly this artist. People who surround themselves with handmade things show a sense of individuality, which is wonderful in these days of mass produced products.