Peace, Love and Owls
Amidst the bustle of modern life, one may think we’ve forgotten about peace, love, and flower power. Luckily, a Florida-based artist, Rachel De John, keeps the spirit alive with Peace Owls and Other Lovely Things.
“I have always been a fan of the whole peace movement. I know I would have fit in perfectly during that whole ‘60s era, but I actually am very happy to be here now, wanting peace and love to still be the answer” she says.
Ms. De John creates colorful paintings, ornaments, mobiles and vases using found and re-purposed objects.
“My focus is to reuse materials and turn them from something that could be considered garbage into a painting to hang on a wall and make you smile.”
Her love of nature and the world’s beauty is a major source of inspiration. Many of her pieces feature a friendly Peace Owl, “who hopes to spread peace, love and smiles.”
She lives her philosophy through and through, sharing her eco-friendly lifestyle on her blog, Rachel Is a Dreamer, and hopes to someday pursue her art full-time.
“Right now, my Peace Owls are wanting to go on more adventures.” Her philosophy is simple “Spread peace, love, and smiles.” Join this dreamer on her quest for peace.
Bamboo wool jumpsuit, Covet, $125.Vintage boots, What Comes Around Goes Around, $298. Wood Bracelet, Novica, $52.95.
Holly Kiser for New York Model Management | photographed by Michael Frost
Green Owl Print Onesie
Using fair-trace certified organic cotton and low impace dyes Rock n Roll Babies artists, Debbie Hartung and Krishna Bhat use recycled packaging, walk or ride thier bikes to the post office and donate 10% of proceeds to children’s organizations. They’ve developed a unique recycling program too. If you send them your used RnRB onesies, tees and hoodies they take them to the local shelter and give you a free shipping and 15% off your next order. $24 www.rockandrollbabies.com
May this necklace bring wisdom to you! Handmade in Los Angeles of 100% reclaimed metal, hangs 34″ so it may be worn long or double it up! $180www.alkemiejewelry.com
Handmade from washed woolen thrift sweaters, Night Owl Paper Goods have repurposed wood and letterpress bith and acorn eyes fro this adorable home accent by Artist Lori Nichols for Night Owl Paper Goods. $18 – $42,
Owl Women’s eco pants
As part of Etsy’s Alternative Earth collection, these pants are made from a blend of organic cotton, recycled polyester and naturally occuring rayon. Featuring wide wasitband and a drawstring reused from extra material. Perfect for lounging in, working out, or doing errands. Includes hand screen printed owl design inspired by out very own vintage pendant (shown above.) Available in brown, grey, oatmeal or black. $30