Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Cheers to new beginnings // happy 2015 birdys

“And suddenly you just know…it’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.” -Meister Eckhart
well here we are a new year again and i hardly posted in this blog space all year! sorry for that but i think this here may be my very last post here. not because I don't love you but it's time for a change. I am opening up a brand new site and I will do future blog posts there along w other fun stuff. this blog will remain here as it is a old friend that i will forever cherish. It has been there for me to write and share photos with you since the beginning when I first stepped out into the art world in 2009. great memories have been shared here. but thats all besides the point. i'm here to do a new years post. 2014 was a great year for me. i finally took a leap and started following my dreams more. I no longer work in that dreaded office space that I wrote about each new year as I resolved to escape it each year and it never quite worked out until now. not that what I am doing is ideal it is working for me right now, the not working part. I am focusing more on my art & surfing and so far they have lead me to the right paths. I hope 2015 brings much more adventure and lots of art / creativity / good vibes / good waves / and good buddies. here is a little flash back on highlights from this past year :
my resolutions for 2015:
dream bigger / do good / get online site and shop running / travel more / do more of what i love every day / inspire others / learn and grow / live as simple as possible / enjoy the good thats around / find love / embrace it all / 

Surfy Birdy aka Peace Owl Forest
instagram: surfybirdy

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

introducing surfy birdy new adventure of peace owl forest

ok so it has come time for a little change in my art world. i see myself drifting away from the peace owl character more and more and painting what is in my heart more and more and that is the sea and surfing. Don't worry the peace owl is not going away he is just one part of my art and my heart so you will still see him but my main focus will be surf art and inspirational quote art, as I have been doing. I want to continue to spread peace & love but with lots of stoke mixed in. I hope you like the direction I am heading and I hope you continue to inspire me to do what I do with the sharing of your smiles & joy. I am starting the change of name with my instagram which was hello_birdy the new name is now: surfybirdy. So if you are on instagram you can start by following me there. This name will be incorporated with my new shirts I have printed and the new artwork to come. enjoy & stay stoked.
Surfy Birdy aka Peace Owl Forest

instagram: surfybirdy

Thursday, January 2, 2014

farewell 2013 hello 2014

well there it goes, 2013 has come and gone. it went by quickly and while i didn't quite do all that i dreamed of it was still quite nice. and what i am most thankful for in the past year are definatly my buddies. it was my first year living on my own, no roommates just me and my shelly dingo. i live in a cute little treehouse like home and it fits perfect for me and my dog but sometimes its lonely but i have some great friends to adventure with. my last rommate is off traveling the world and i am so happy for her and hope to go visit her this year too. my twin sister is pregnant! and will be having a little baby girl in march this year. lots of changes are going on around and as much as i always never want to grow up its happening and i should start going with it some too. maybe one day ill find a boyfriend and do some traveling in a vw van. this year has been filled with lots of ocean time, surfing, beaching, sunshine, seashells & sea treasures, bike rides, boat rides, road trips, new places, a few art shows- love-in festival, indie craft swell, painting & crafting, planting & growing, healthy living, simple living, and learning.
so for the new year some resolutions are:
always love: i really cherish the ones around me so much, i just want to make sure they know i am always here for them, sometimes i feel they may not need me bc i am just me but if anyone ever felt alone or sad for any reason i'd hope to always be there to help  a buddy feel better on bad days because we all get them and we all just need that smile or shoulder to turn that feeling around, theres lots of good around you just have to keep searching when it gets harder to see, i just want to make sure i am that for others, and if i get lost sometimes too i can have that from others too. keep shining.
live simply: i enjoy living simply and i want to continue to keep it simple, live with less, eat healthy/ local/ green. learn more recipes & cook more. continue to recycle & produce little waste.
work/ art: i still am at the same dredded 'office job' place that i mention escaping year after year. i must learn to accept it for now and continue to make the best of it. it is a job and it keeps me living w a roof over my head. keep doing my art on the side and hopefully be able to eventually have a part time 'office job' or find a place to work with kids or a creative type job. do a few craft shows a year and also find times to play in the sea because those are my happy places: the sea & creating.
travel: this past year i did travel some (puerto rico & places around my home state) but i would like to go more places this year, some surf trips with long waves that never seem to end, tropical days that never seem to end, i want more of that in the coming year
happy new year to you birdys. i hope you had a wonderful 2013 & i hope this new year brings lots of magic to your life & all around. enjoy your days!! peace & love.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

introducing my Society 6 shop & a Sale :)

hello blog land, sorry i have not posted here in a bit, i do still love you always. you were with me since the beginning. anyways i have been posting on my facebook art page, tumblr & instagram: hello_birdy. but thats besides the point.
i wanted to share with you my peace owl forest society 6 shop. this shop is different then my etsy shop, this site has artists upload designs and they print and ship them. you can get my artwork on fun things like baby onsies, kids shirts, adult shirts, tote bags, pillows and mugs. I will eventually have some of these done locally as well. but this site is really neat and uses great printing methods & products. check it out & here is a special sale:
and you will get $5 off each item & free worldwide shipping! offer expires sunday december 8th
peace & love!!
happy holiday times birdys!!