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The story behind this goes back over 40 years!
This work was originally created by my sister, Diane, as a holiday gift for our mom as one of her art class assignments.
There was an owl that we used to hear in our backyard that inspired Diane. My mom had the work for over 40 years as it followed her from her home in Willoughby, Ohio to her vacation home in Big Pine Key, Florida. Mom moved the owl art up to Orlando, Florida and finally to Brooksville, Florida. Then, a couple of years ago, when my other sister, Lily, moved mom back up to Novelty, Ohio, the work moved in one of two pods. It was in Novelty, Ohio, that my sister reclaimed her owl art and took it to Westerville, Ohio so that she could enjoy it. We opted to reproduce the work exclusively on Zazzle so that mom could enjoy the work in her last years. Zazzle also has made it possible that the rest of our family can experience Diane’s owl art.
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