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Introduction to Heather King ~ known to many as Thee Owl Queen Welcome to a short story of silent flight, and feathers white, that saved my life. I received a gift camera at a young age, and there has been one at my side ever since. A minor concentration of my hobby came when I attended high school, (in the early 90’s) when I learned about film processing in a dark room, developing and making prints. It gave me skills I still use today. Life for a while hit Fast Forward, a whirlwind of change, from black and white, to color, then zip past the whole transition to digital, and land in 2011. Quite a technology ride. Now in front of a computer, Wacom tablet pen in hand, In search for inspiration, I came across a photograph of a snowy owl online and I just could not believe my eyes. I just couldn’t fathom that something THAT beautiful existed. That photo of the snowy owl changed me, in the deepest way, I found someone to live for, a new passion. I HAD to see this owl for myself. My friend drove to every rural town he could find along their winter migratory path and knocked on every farmer’s door. He spoke about my newfound curiosity, and the background, my health issues, fighting chronic late stage Lyme disease, and with time and perseverance, he found a few farmers who said they would call us when the snowy owls returned for the winter. I will never forget that day in December 2011. I saw ‘her’ on top of a telephone pole. I literally fell to my knees and started weeping. My soul was altered forever that day. I would bring milk crates and sit upon my orthopedic pillows for days on end watching this gorgeous owl and I learned so much. I learned the perspective that if she could fly thousands of miles to find a temporary home for the winter all on her own, with no other owl friends or family, braving nearly 40 below zero and survive, then so could I. Later the next year we discovered that I have late stage Lyme disease, (for which there is no Canadian treatment program or protocol) I have to travel to the USA for treatment and still do to this day. The farmers that gave me access to their land I am forever grateful for their generosity, as I got to spend 3 winters in a row with the beautiful snowy owl that saved my life. Ever since that day I have dedicated my life to owls. Not only do I photograph them, but I talk to them, I study them, I even go as far as studying their migratory paths. Every species of owl I photograph I have found within a 1 – 10-hour drive from where I live. I visit and contribute to raptor facilities and do whatever I can to spread the message about the beauty of the owls. I donate my photography to wildlife rehab centers to raise funds for them as well as driving injured owls far to the appropriate raptor rehab place that can save their life. 20% of all my sales go directly towards owl rehabilitation centers in Ontario & Quebec. Owls have saved my life, so I in turn will do anything & everything in my power to help save theirs. Hopefully, I have shared my passion and maybe some has rubbed off and made you more curious about the glory and mystery of owls, and I will meet you, where the wind whispers through the trees and across the fields.
*ALL PROCEEDS OF EVERY SALE GO TOWARDS THE TREATMENT OF MY CHRONIC LYME DISEASE & to OWL & RAPTOR rehab facilities that link can be found here

Under no circumstances are you allowed to paint, edit, alter, photograph, draw my work, the few days I am well enough to go outside and capture nature, I work hard for this, and I don’t believe in others profiting off of my work, seeing as every penny goes towards the treatment of my lyme disease & to owl & raptor rehab facilities.
Thank you

I am in love with any and all art forms.I live for photography.
I am a self taught artist/photographer who uses my inspirational vision of the world to transform my awkwardness into something uniquely original and peculiarly beautiful.
I fled my birth city (Windsor, Ontario) and now call our nation’s capital home. Having moved from city to city never quite finding home has been a source of my inspiration. My hope is to stir something within one’s soul.
I have carried a camera by my side for as long as I can remember.
I transpose my photography by laying one on top of the other. Expressive art is not a technique or learned skill, it’s a form of artistic design that just happens. One can be inspired by an overwhelming sensation or premonition.
I have around 13 public showings under my belt, first one in Windsor, the rest in Ottawa, and have gained considerable insight on what elements of my work are most appreciated by my clients.
I look forward to a future filled with beauty, nature, love and light while embracing the possibilities of artistic whispers within.
If you are interested in any of my art, please contact me directly at locust_girl@hotmail.com
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  • Age: 44
  • Joined: July 2007

Journal

Prayers please

Today is my second day in the hospital thank God Steve is with me / And this is not related to Lyme disease. The pain has been so severe I have been unable to walk sit sneeze cough blow my nose laugh sit. I simply cannot live with this amount of horrific pain. We are awaiting a surgical consult. / please keep me in your prayers I will keep you updated when I can. / If I need surgery I hope …
Posted 11 months – 20 comments

Help me kick Lyme's butt!

I haven’t been on here for awhile, I have so much catching up to do. February & March were really rough months on me pain wise due to all the complications of Lyme Disease. / [Video] / My dear friend Bekah, who is also a RedBubbler, has kindly done another fundraiser for me. It would mean the world to me if you could watch the video and maybe even ‘share’ this on social me…
Posted over 1 year – 9 comments

Honored

I am deeply honored beyond the point of being overwhelmed to endless happy tears to share some deeply moving news with you ♥ / As many of you know, Redbubble had become my first online family, where I have met and cultivated many beautiful friendships full of love, light and compassion. / I also belong to a smaller circle of an online family in which we all love a brilliant underground group ca…
Posted almost 2 years – 31 comments

my OWL dreams came true

I have waited 4 long years for the return of these beautiful owls ♥ / Yesterday was my/our 12th attempt in trying to find one this year! / I haven’t been doing so well health/pain wise these last few weeks, this certainly helps to keep me going and give me hope♥ / https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwaHJqtlVQ4&feature=youtu.be / you can watch the before and beautiful aftermath of this mira…
Posted almost 2 years – 13 comments
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