My friend Amber moved back to the Twin Cities from Los Angeles a couple of months ago, and she moved into a cute little apartment that she’s been slowly furnishing and decorating. She loves owls, so I thought I’d draw an owl in warm tones and frame it so she had something to hang up on her walls. It was a birthday gift, and she seemed to really love it. I bought a frame from a thrift store that was sort of gold and tastefully gaudy (yes, I realize that doesn’t make sense) and it worked really well.

She said, “He’s so…hooty!” Yes. Yes he is.