As follow up to the angry cuttlefish prints, continuing to express our love for hand printed cards and art, we present Michelle's Octopus print. You can purchase him and other paper goods at her Etsy shop Little Paper Dog. It must be said that it helps that orange just happens to be this blogger's favorite color...
I've been a very negligent contributor here for the past few months, I admit ~ my whirlwind of a life gets in the way too often. But here's an offering that will make up for my lack of octo-love-gathering.
The Saddest Lullaby
There are myriad reasons to love LA pop surrealist artist Brandi Milne, but her brilliant paintings of tentacled sea creatures are what I'm excited about today.
Brandi's work is amazing to me - cartoonish, yet elegant, childlike and playful, yet dark. I get lost in her saturated, dripping world of candy and decay, and I like it.
There in Time
You can even get her brilliant artwork on a sticker for your iPod or laptop through the fabulous Gelaskins!
From the item description: The stunningly detailed and totally wonderful captioned plate was found hidden away by a good friend & long-time serious collector of classically beautiful Victorian engravings.
Jane E. Roberti creates these fabulous pieces of metal piercing in her studio in Chicago, and sells them in her Etsy Shop. Our squid hats are doffed to her for including squids as well as the ever popular Octopi in her collection!
I Love Teuthology wearables on Neatorama: Giant squids, the only known predators of sperm whales, are strange and mysterious creatures that have captured sailors' wild imagination since humans first forays into the ocean.
If you are as fascinated with Kraken as we are or love reading "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" - not to mention if you actually study teuthology (yes, that's the study of cephalopods), then this is the perfect T-shirt for you.
It's never to early to start planning for the holidays, and Etsy seller creeplings has just the thing in their shop: Tentacle Stockings, crocheted wonders of the deep.
From the pictured item description: Handcrafted from the finest 100% acrylic yarn, this Tentacle is perfect for filling with a multitude of little gifts and candy. Holiday Tentacle Stockings come in a variety of deep-sea colors. This one has a white front and a black back with white pinstripes.
There are so many creative people out there. First a recycled chopstick octopus sculpture, now a knitted from recycled electrical wire octopus! John Binet-Fauvel, of Wales, creates his sculptures from wire recycled defunct electrical appliances, making a bendable, posable, knitted piece. You can see more sculptures in his Etsy Shop.
Zoology a class of active predatory mollusks comprising octopuses, squids, and cuttlefish. They have a distinct head with a ring of tentacles around a beak mouth and are able to release a cloud of inky fluid to confuse predators.