"What if I had my own cartoon character?"
Those were my thoughts as a teenager, wanting to explore and define my place in this world through creative self expression.
Niki Owl was “born” one summer afternoon in 1995 out of a bunch of little doodles on our family coffee table – the center piece where we spent a lot our time playing board games, making handicrafts, and piling up Christmas presents. He started off as the feature character on greeting cards I made for family, friends, and my local church community at the time.
Since then, Niki has generated a worldwide following through greeting cards, gifts, books, cartoons and art.
Niki Owl is one my proudest achievements, and every moment illustrating him is a moment of joy that I get to share with so many of you. I am constantly amazed at how people receive Niki Owl with such open hearts and huge smiles. It warms my heart beyond words.
Niki’s mission is to remind us to live from the inner wisdom of our heart and soul.
Niki’s vision is to shine a light on our global community with expanded ways of thinking and being through inspirational storytelling.
Why an owl?
Owls can see through the dark, and it’s this ability to see through any circumstances that can help guide us in our life vision.
Owls are stealthy, and this stealth has helped me move through life and transform myself whenever I needed to.
Owls have soft feathers, speaking to the gentleness within all of us. Because without kindness there is no humanKIND.
Owls are spiritual guides and protectors, imbued with higher wisdom. We all have wisdom, it’s up to each of us to nurture it and apply it.
I hope you’ll find golden nuggets of wisdom through Niki Owl that serve and inspire you as much as creating him inspires and guides me.
“Dreams aren’t just for kids, they’re for everyone” – Niki Owl