I love birds, but Owls and Hawks are my favorite, so they always seem to find a way into my creations!
I think my love of Owls goes back to when I was a child and my Father came to the door one very cold winter day with a beautiful Barn Owl, that he found sitting in the snow and he hopped on my Fathers glove.
He sat contently and watched us, not bothered at all as my sister and I gazed in amazement. I was certain he came to us, not just because he was so cold, but he knew we would appreciate his beauty. After a few blinks of his eyes, to my sister and I, he flew back to his home.