Good Looking Owls ~ Owly Pics and HootSuite Fan Owl Art

By Ashley Jane Brookes | 4 years ago | 8 Comments

It’s been a banger year for HootSuite, and Owly has been flying overtime to stay on top of all the action and good things going on. From Japan to SXSWi it’s been a whirlwind 12 months, and one deserving of a little R&R, so we sent Owly off on vacation to take a bit of a break before ramping up for 2011.

Owl Around the World

Now Owly’s back, feeling refreshed, and ready for all the HootSuite fun in the year ahead. Here are some of the vacation pictures from Owly’s Asian adventures.

HootSuite Owl takes a flight
Owly takes flight
HootSuite Owl in Asia
The Great Wall of Owly
Owly with statue in Asia
Owly gets “a head” in Asia

All across the globe the many owls in the HootSuite nest take some time out. From down south, El Hootador checks out the largest lake in Mexico and poses with some architectural wonders. Here are some of the pics for you to enjoy.

HootSuite Owl in Mexico
El Hootador visits Lake Chapala
El Hootador and Aztec temple
Taking in the architectural treats
El Hootador in Mexico with cacti
El Hootador strikes a pose

Did you take Owly on any of your worldwide adventures? Check out some of the other trips that Owly has gone on with Hoot-fans around the world. And send us your pictures with Owly in far-away places, they might just make the blog too!

Artful Owls

While Owly was out exploring the world, a bevy of new owls arrived at HootSuite HQ. We’ve happily put together this collection of Owly art pieces sent to us from talented Hoot-fans everywhere. From hug-able to edible, each one is a masterpiece of its own and will surely make you smile — we hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

First up, we have the hand-crafted custom-ordered owls made by yOomii. These adorable little bundles of Owly-goodness are sure to please, and made the long flight to Vancouver in a box that has been lovingly decorated with cute cartoons as cleverly done as the owls inside.

Yoomii custom makes plush HootSuite OwlsHootSuite Owls packed up

HootSuite Plush Owl Close upHootSuite owl details on shipping box

Nice Perch

Next, we’d like to thank our friend Sonia Ryan from Bootup for keeping HootSuite close to her heart — literally — with this clever owl improvisation. Sometimes inspiration comes in a flash, and Sonia isn’t one to let it pass her by.

Sonia Ryan shows us how life imitates art

Binary Birds

Jake Beckman was also inspired by HootSuite. This Arizona artist often finds his muse in social media topics, and his painting — appropriately named HootSuite — was featured on Daily Painters of Arizona.

Jake Beckman’s HootSuite

hootsuite is a whimsical 24 x 24 x 3/4 inch acrylic painting in the Binary Birds series by Jake Beckman.In hootsuite a trio of great horned owls hoot against a moonlit sky full of stars. Lofty pines frame the starry night. Predominant colors are shades of purple, brown, black, white, yellow and just a touch of pink. In keeping with theBinary Birds social media theme the largest branch is overlaid with ASCII Binary reading “HootSuite”.

Hoot Sweets

Vancouver blogger and HootSuite fan Rebecca Bollwitt found this sweet little treat — a candy apple owl — which she posted to her flickr account so that all Hoot-fans can enjoy an owly feast for the eyes (which is a little better for the waist-line).

Just spotted the @HootSuite owl in candy apple form
Miss 604 spots the HootSuite Owl

Inspiration-owl

And lastly, Elke Van Breemen — a local Owl-lover and artist — sent through this adaptation of our very own Owly in papier mache form. Inspired by the HootSuite mascot, she wanted to craft an owl of her own in 3D.

Owly made by Hoot-fan
Papier Mache Owly

You can check out more of her owls (and other critters too) at elkeswildlife.com.

Keep your artful owls coming! You might just get a Hootkit in return, filled with limited edition owl stickers and other goodies to share with your friends or to adorn your laptop with some owly inspiration.

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7 comments
Trina
Trina

I'm really glad I found this post. I have been collecting owls for over twenty years now (friends say it's an obsession) and I have not got any of the ones you've shown. I especially like the ones from yOomii but I have got to get them all. Thanks for the links to the websites.

Andy Au
Andy Au

Hi Trina,

You're welcome! You can see the whole parliament of owls here.

Stefania Lintonbon
Stefania Lintonbon

Oh wow! These are so cute. I love them all. They're so creative. Even a candied apple. Great work! I did a beaded owl brooch. I should have sent in a piccie of that.

Anyway, I so enjoyed all of this great craft work. Happy new year! :D

Sherry
Sherry

I'm glad to see the owls had fun traveling around with Richerd! haha ^_^ They were a ton of fun to make and I was really happy to see this blog post! Thanks :D

Dave Olson
Dave Olson

We all love your cute, hand-crafted owls. Thanks for your notes too.