For those of you who know Debi Katsmar well, you know she loves owls. She has quite
the collection of them in every size and shape. Her friends and family bring
her owls from all over the world with a few rather unique and rare. The owl
that started it all is the one shown to the right.
Here is the story that started it all.
father also collects owls, so she comes by it naturally. What truly started it for
her however, was watching her father create an owl sculpture from metal rings,
washers and nails. Her father, Frank Prokator is a tool and die maker (now
retired), who spent many a lunch break working on this project, some forty
years ago. Debi really didn't know about the project until her father brought
it home from work to paint it.
about seven years old, it seemed to Debi this painting was taking weeks to
complete. It was probably more like days. But what Debi remembers most is
the painstaking precision her father had in painting the eyes and bringing the
owl to life. Her father is meticulous in everything he does -- a perfectionist
through and through. Don't get her started on helping her father hang a
painting, or wash the car.
This owl came to mean a lot to Debi, representing inspiration, wisdom, dedication and precision -- core values she lives by.
is a rather cute video on 'The True Facts About the Owl'.