Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Octopus Retrospective

Someone suggested I should make a big tentacled Celtic thing for cross stitch. I couldn't agree more.  I've always had a thing for tentacles.  Looking back, I realize I've inked a number of octopi and but have only one small cross stitch with that theme (yet!).  Bring on the cephalopods!

My most recent octo drawing. 

This little painting got printed into cards available on Etsy.

Quick sketch - important to get that caffeine.

From the Celtic Beasties - Halloween of Knot chart
Mostly Off Topic: So, has anyone else seen the #6 Dungeon expansion pack for the Munchkin card game? There is one called the Dungeon of Manga Wrangling, where monsters with tentacles get an extra +5 against females. We do get extra treasure, though, when we kick their butts. :-)

Edited to add: Totally forgot about my very first Ink Circles pattern - Sea Stars.  Big ol' octopus front and center...
And it wasn't much later that I made "Octopus's Garden"...

Apparently I have more of an octopus thing going on than I had originally realized! ;-)

1 comment:

  1. I love your small cephalopod cross stitch, but, yes, I'd like the second the vote for a tentacle extravaganza :)