30 January 2011


It's Sunday evening and I've asked my other half Jan to pull out a winner from the beautiful bowl HE crafted from Selangor Pewter!!

And.... the winner is.................


Congratulations Eric, I'm delighted that ' Ice Owl'
'Ice Owl' ©Caroline Soer 2011

will be heading off to such a good home! Eric, please email or facebook me with your home address so that I can get your print posted asap!!

More owls will be making their way this week to my Etsy shop here

'Sunset Owl ' Caroline Soer 2011

'Smokey Owl' ©Caroline Soer 2011

'Winter Owl' ©Caroline Soer 2011

Thank you so much everyone for entering my giveaway!

25 January 2011

New owl prints and a Giveaway!

I decided to have another play with my owl lino print (the one in my header) and had fun printing onto different grounds such as watercolour, handmade papers, and brown paper bags. I then took a few a bit further with collage.

'Viewpoints' linoprint with collage © Caroline Soer

Here's one I made by printing onto a flimsy paper with a holey pattern. It's difficult to see here, but you can probably spot it in the centre of the 2nd photo above. This allowed the background map to show through a little - clicking the photo to enlarge will help! I added more torn papers for trees and finally some printed words.

Soon there was quite a flock - this is my owl portfolio!

And then the family grew a little larger when I decided to scan the smaller lino prints into my computer and print them out on watercolour paper.

'Ice owl' print © Caroline Soer

'Storm Owl' print © Caroline Soer

'Woodland Owl' print © Caroline Soer

I think they look quite smart in a simple black frame ( the prints measure 20 x 25 cms or 8" x 10" so easily fit into a standard frame). The first 5 will be flying into my Etsy shop this week but before that I'm going to GIVE AWAY one here on my blog!!

So, if you'd like a chance of winning one of these prints please leave me a comment to say which one of the 3 prints,' Ice Owl', 'Woodland Owl' or 'Storm Owl' you prefer. Everyone is welcome to join in - regular commenters, occasional followers and new visitors alike! I'll draw the winning name on Sunday and then I'll print your favourite owl on Fabriano watercolour paper. Your owl print will be signed and then packaged carefully, ready to make its journey to you where you can pop it into a frame!

Good luck!

16 January 2011

In Flight x 2, new project and GIVEAWAY!

In Flight #1

The Brooklyn Sketchbook Project has taken up every hour of the day for the past couple of weeks!! Anyway, I'm pleased to report that my 'In Flight' themed sketchbook is finally finished and in flight winging its way to the States as I type! I'm so pleased that I made the effort (I'd only done 4 pages by the start of the new year!) as I really enjoyed the total art immersion whilst I created all the pages! To view them you can click on the image above or use the tab below my header.

You may also notice that below my header I've added another new tab for a page that will lead you to my other project - a new blog called Caroline's Stitched Textiles - not a terrifically original name, I know, but I'm just hopeless at finding catchy names and this was the best I could do at short notice! I've been anxious to set this blog up to document my work on a City and Guilds Embroidery course which I'm studying by distance learning. I actually started this a while back and completed Module I already when I lived in Hong Kong! However, I've been really slow about starting it up again since I moved to KL, but it's full steam ahead now and if you're interested in checking out what I get up to there please do hop over and take a look! Again, you click on the image above get there, or use the new tab below my header.

In Flight # 2

Bob out on a limb!

Now on to Bob, our one-eyed cat. As you can see from the photo he seems to think he is a bird. Silly moggy got himself stuck up that tree last week after being chased by a couple of dogs!

Click to enlarge to get a better view

This photo gives you some idea of how high up he'd managed to climb. One of next door's gardeners shinned up the tree to try to help him, but his efforts only served to make Bob climb even higher and yowl even louder! More attempts to catch him in a swimming pool net had the same effect! In the end he made it down to the ground on that branch, which was eventually sawn off. Fortunately, he was none the worse for his adventure, but I think it'll be a while before he ventures through an open gate again!

Of course, HRH Tia had no sympathy for Bob!

Finally, just a little advance notice of a GIVEWAY on my blog! It's been absolutely ages since I've had one here and I'm feeling in a celebratory mood with the completion of my latest projects, so I'll find something nice for you and be back soon with more information. See you soon!

15 January 2011

Illustration Friday - Chicken

Evie's chook ©Caroline Soer 2011

I'm very fond of chickens and love to depict them. This gal was painted in watercolour as a present for a dear friend's birthday a few months back. I gave the chook a new outfit tonight by putting her through the digital mill !

10 January 2011

Illustration Friday - deja vu

Digital image ©Caroline Soer 2011

I have been working really hard on my images for the Sketchbook Project this last week, so haven't had much time to create something for Illustration Friday's 'deja vu'. This is a digital manipulation of last week's Peace Dove lino cut on watercolour. Back to the drawing board now - still got several more pages to finish before mailing by the 15th!

7 January 2011

Illustration Friday - Resolution

Peace Dove - Mixed Media © Caroline Soer 2011

I'm so late, late, late! This is' Resolution' for Illustration Friday . Lino cut printed onto watercolour background.

Happy New Year Everyone!


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