We have always loved crafting and painting. Exploring, creating, imagining. In 2015, our very good friends were getting married and asked us to create their wedding favors. After looking in our ideas book, we decided on painted stones. We included Mandalas, bohemian style, animals, flowers, and so many other styles and patterns. All the stones were handpainted with dip pens in white to signify spirituality. For over a 4 day marathon, we painted over 200 stones. After their wonderful wedding ceremony, we were asked to hand out these special stones. With the trays of painted stones, we offered each guest to choose their "special" stone, one that spoke to them. The guests were amazed, thankful and said what a wonderful token to remember this very very special day. A treasure that will last a lifetime.
Our unique stones are gathered on the shores of beautiful Lake Huron, Lake Michigan and several other smaller lakes around Southwestern Ontario. Each stone is selected, cleaned, painted, varnished and presented to you as a pendant, pocket stones, paperweight, calming or meditation stone. Each unique and one-of-a-kind.
Michael and Sharron have over 20 years combined experience painting glass, wood, fabrics, metals and stones. In 2015, The Azure Owls was created to focus on stones, and meditative art. We create original hand painted pendants, worry & meditation stones, handmade mini pillows, mandala and original canvas art using dip pens and acrylic inks.
The stones speak to us. I know it sounds well crazy, but for us, when we sit down to paint a stone, there is no design in mind, we look at the stone, get a feel for it, decide on which side, then a pattern usually appears. Like wood, ice or clay sculptures, the object speaks.