March 30th, 2013
What a wonderful Children’s Book Festival we had!
Sunday’s family day saw us on a workshop marathon, building Cloud Town after Cloud Town with kids varying in age from 1- 13 As a special treat for those that entrusted us with their wonderful creations, here is the super colourful animation of Sunday’s Cloud Town! Can you spot yours?
We also enjoyed two amazing school’s days, where we led workshops on making a Cloud Town. Four classes of grades 2, 3 & 4 created amazing towns filled with various creative buildings such as Fish and Chip shops, Science Workshops, Pokemon Houses and of course, many Libraries!
Thank you to Lucy, Emma, Bethany and all the staff at the Library and The Wheeler Centre for making us so welcome and inviting us to be a part of such a lovely event!
March 4th, 2013
We are pleased to announce that Owl Know How is now available as a nice, soft paperback! Still all the perks of the hardback (the pattern, those endpapers) but with a bit more flexibility and a little less money. Hassle your local bookstore for one today. Don’t worry – you can still purchase the hardback in our Etsy store.
We’re very honoured to be included in this year’s lineup of the Children’s Book Festival, happening in and around the State Library this March. We’re in good company, with the likes of Lynley Dodd (of Hairy Maclairy fame), Oslo Davis, Roland Harvey and many others! We will be holding half hour workshops (make your own Cloud Town!) and a signing throughout Sunday the 24th of March – you can download the full programme HERE.
The ACMI shop have been kind enough to weedle a nifty Owl Know How display onto their shelves, go check it out!
BIG HEARTED BUSINESS
On Saturday March 23rd Isobel will be sitting on a discussion panel about making a living in a creative small business and hosting a crafternoon at the first Big Hearted Business conference, organised by the genial Clare Bowditch at the Abbotsford Convent. You can find out all about this event at thedesignfiles.net and purchase tickets HERE. It promises to be a great event at a beautiful location, not to be missed!
MEET ME IN THE MIDDLE
Cat has recently returned from a little jaunt in Sydney, exhibiting with Nior & The Seven Seas at The Tate Gallery in Glebe (not THAT Tate Gallery, though). You can see a full catalogue of the show HERE.
December 20th, 2012
It’s been a big year for Owl Know How. From the book launch exhibition at No-Vacancy and our debut reading by Clare Bowditch at Outré to the lovely bookshop events and window display opportunities at Pop Craft, Hill Of Content and The Little Bookroom, not to mention our Tasmanian/South West Victorian tour!
The animation screened with Komaneko at ACMI and at Fotokino in Marseille, France. We found a US publisher and will be launching the book in the US sometime next year. We gave workshops, school visits and artist talks around Melbourne and had such a great time sharing the book with everyone.
We’re honoured to have had such amazing support for our first go at making a book. Thank you and have a lovely break.
August 7th, 2012
Last week we put Cloud Town up in the window of Hill Of Content bookshop on Bourke St in honour of National Bookshop Day which is this Saturday, August 11th. We’ll be having a special reading of the book accompanied by some of the sets from the book followed by a workshop where kids will be able to design their own cloud town.
The event is at 11am on the 11th. Everyone welcome!
August 6th, 2012
We’d like you to know that we have some new items in our Etsy shop. When we launched OKH we collaborated with Simon MacEwan of Lost in the Woods. He handcrafted perspex brooches of Cornelia, Orvi and a couple of different owls. Aren’t they beautiful?
July 24th, 2012
A couple of weekends ago we held a super fun two day workshop in conjunction with the lovely folk at Harvest Workroom.
Our Saturday and Sunday were spent helping our group of eager and committed students realise their plush dreams. We had a blast seeing what everyone came up with – here’s a few photos from the weekend (thanks Emma!)
July 10th, 2012
We’re having a special offer in our Etsy Store. For the rest of July you can get the official Owl Know How Book Bag along with a pack of six character badges for only $10!
June 29th, 2012
We have been featured in the current issue of Peppermint Magazine! Some beautiful pictures and a top story. Thanks Tess for writing such nice words!
June 21st, 2012
We have been keeping pretty quiet here at OKH HQ, but we have a bunch of announcements today!
Cornelia accidentally pumped out a few too many owls in the owl factory this month, so we are very happy to announce the Great Owl Sale!
All owls are $40 off (now $70 AUD), and you can choose your new little owl friend in our Etsy store.
The sale is only on for a limited time, and will end on the 30th of June, so make sure to check it out before then!
We are pleased to announce that we are almost ready to draw our facebook competition! You have one week left to like us on facebook to go in the draw for a prize pack worth $100, yay! So get liking and tell your friends to like us too!
Also, we regret to inform you that due to circumstances beyond our control, the pop-up market event scheduled for this weekend has been cancelled. We are sorry for any sadness this may cause!
June 4th, 2012
We went to Tasmania and had a great time at Fullers. Check out our Gallery to see a couple of snaps from our holiday. We were so impressed by the little owlets made by our audience in Launceston. Check out what a good job they did!