Saturday, October 12, 2019

discount code for my Etsy shop

If you have always wanted to purchase something from my Etsy shop, Green Owl Crochet, I have good news for you! I am offering 15% off anything in my store with code "AWESOMESAUCE". The code works from now until November 1, 2019. I also accept crochet commissions. If you are interested in commissioning me to crochet you something, my email is ericalaurend on gmail. Thank you!






Monday, September 9, 2019

cat bedding donation

Hello, lovely people! As you know, I love to crochet. In the past year or so, I have crocheted maybe 25 beds for cats. I  donated some to an organization I heard about through a woman from FreeCycle a while ago. Last week, I donated twenty of these cats beds to the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge in Oakland, New Jersey (USA). These beds are all created by hand. It takes about two hours to crochet each bed. I pay for all the yarn myself. It's quite an investment! However, I know that the bedding I make helps the cats at the shelter, so I'm happy to do it. Did you know that I also have an Etsy shop? It is called Green Owl Crochet and it's really cool! I also accept crochet commissions. Cheers! 

Sunday, August 18, 2019

more crocheted rock cozies

Hello, beautiful people! Last week, I crocheted five rock cozies. I sell them in my Etsy shop, Green Owl Crochet, as paperweights. They are really fun to make! I am also happy to announce that I even sold one of the crocheted rock cozies. I was delighted about that! I hope everyone is having a good summer. I am definitely looking forward to the fall, though, as I dislike the heat. How about you? Are you looking forward to fall? Ciao! 



Saturday, June 15, 2019

two short poems

Mermaid Oracle
you put the shell to
you ear but
instead of the ocean
you heard
the hazel tree
tell you
grow grow



Betrayal, Heartache, and What I Wore
a dress of crimson velvet
crushed like our dreams
rough against my skin
like my ex-boyfriend's stubble

Monday, May 13, 2019

Spring 2019 update

It's mostly been a cold, rainy spring here in New Jersey. We have had a few nice days, though. I went to the park one day to read and write in my journal. It was fun! 



Our baby birds have gotten so big! In exactly one year and a day, we had six babies. That's virtually unheard of for hyacinth macaws. We feel incredibly blessed. 




Speaking of blessings, my dad finally helped me get a book shelf in my bedroom. Finally! Now I can display some of my books, which makes it much easier to peruse my collection than if they were in boxes. Can you tell I love books?

I've still been crocheting up a storm and making art, of course. I made a few paintings this month. I also crocheted a bunch of cat beds, a mason jar cozy, a headband, and some other items. 





It would mean a lot to me if you would check out my Etsy shop, Green Owl Crochet, where I sell some of the items I crochet. I also accept crochet commissions. Thank you!

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Composition (poem)

Composition 

You are from the plenitude 
of stars in our vast 
heavens. And you are
made of the clear water that
runs through deep 
valley streams. And 
most of all, you are 
dedicated to the 
planets, the estuary,
the quasars, the
leaves of marjoram, the 
jasper, and the 
totality of being.

March 2019 update!

     Hello, mates! It's the early morning here in New Jersey. I'm awake so that I can feed the baby birds. I figured now is as good of a time as any to update my blog. 
     Last week, I was able to make some art! I made six pieces of art on canvas or cardboard and three pieces of art on 4" x 6" postcards. I was so happy to finally be able to make some art! I'll share some pictures of my art below. Please don't forget that I am @EricaBerrie Instagram. I share more of my art, crochet projects, etc on there.
     I've also been crocheting a bit. Recently, I've made an ear warmer, a wreath (for a customer), and two hats. I also worked on the granny square lap blanket I had started back on Christmas day at my cousins' house. I love having at least one large, easy crochet project going at any given time. If you're interested in buying any of my crocheted goods or commissioning me to crochet something for you, please check out my Etsy shop, Green Owl Crochet. Thank you! 
One of the hats I made! March 22, 2019


Bermuda Circles (mixed-media on canvas)

Angelina and Erica March 2019

Tanager Senna (mixed-media on cardboard)

Yes!! (mixed-media on canvas)


discount code for my Etsy shop

If you have always wanted to purchase something from my Etsy shop, Green Owl Croche t, I have good news for you! I am offering 15% off anyth...