Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Weekly BEST: WriteOwl

This week I have the distinct pleasure of introducing you to Write Owl Designs (WriteOwl) from Portland, Oregon.  The multi-talented shop owner, Jean, got her start in journal making at the age of eight.  You can read about her source of inspiration here on her Etsy profile.  Write Owl journals are perfect for doodling in, crafting poetry, and so much more.  Jean encourages those who buy her items to use them as platforms for creating their own art.

Writing has always been therapeutic for me, but most of the journals I've had over the years have been spiral composition notebooks.  If I could go back and replace those drab, boring notebooks with handmade works of art, these are the ones I couldn't do with out:

Pink and Brown Cupcake Hardback Journal

Romantic Vintage Postcard Hardback Journal -- Red Spine

In addition to bookmaking, Jean also has a knack for making great desk accessories to go along with the journals, namely hand-painted pottery.  Here are a couple of my favorite pieces:

Brown Stripe and Peach Lace Ceramic Pencil Cup

Set of 2 Round Teal and Brown Lace Coasters

Keep in mind that Write Owl Designs also offers custom orders for those who don't find the perfect item already sitting in the shop.  Find Write Owl around the web at these locations:

Twitter: twitter.com/writeowldesigns
Facebook: facebook.com/writeowldesigns
Blog: writeowldesigns.blogspot.com
Livejournal: writeowldesigns.livejournal.com 

Make sure to check out the shop and, as always, come back here and let us know what items you like best!

Until next time,

I'm a part of an Etsy team called Boosting Etsy Shops Team or BEST. The purpose of the group is to provide promotion for each team member through our existing social networking accounts. Each week I'll be doing a blog feature about a different team member.


Linda said...

My favorite item in the Write Owl Design's shop is the DIY Coptic Stitch Journal Kit.
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Elle said...

Thanks for checking out the shop! I'm glad you mentioned the DIY kit because I didn't in the feature. Write Owl Designs does have some kits that you can use to make your own journals if you're so inclined. Seems like it would be a great idea for a craft party!

Cookala said...

what beautiful and useful items! I love it when something is as functional as it is beautiful! and what a great feature, too!! well done!
- Cookalashoc

Elle said...

I'm glad you enjoyed it!!