Entries for July 2017
Here's a nifty steampunk octopus, painted by DeviantArtist ninjagirl:
Check out this swell pixelated octopus painting by Laura Bifano:
Check out this gorgeous music box from Brian Kesinger, which will be available at his booth at San Diego Comic Con, and eventually at his Etsy shop.
Over the weekend I received my copy of Jonathan Crow's very excellent coffee table book Veeptopus: Vice Presidents with Octopuses on their Heads, and I have to say it is truly a thing of beauty. I must heartly recommend that you follow the link and purchase your very own copy. You might even learn a thing or two about American history. I surely did.
I am very saddened at the news today of George Romero's passing. It is no exageration to say that his work as a filmmaker played a formative role in my love of horror films. The work he did, particulary in the late 60's through the mid-80's, is staggeringly brilliant. Zombies may or may not be your thing, but the simple truth is that he personally had a massive impact on American pop culture - an impact that continues to echo today and presumably well into the future.
I haven't been able to identify the artist of this piece. If you happen to know, please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org so that I can give proper credit.
This crochet pattern by Mama Mosely Creations is nothing short of awesome. It is also exactly the kind of thing that I could never ask someone to make for me, because it would be such a huge piece of work. But holy cow it's great!
Check out this brand new sign that artist Joshua Blewett carved for the city of Long Beach in Washington State. I am a Seattle boy, born and raised, and have been to Long Beach many times. If you are ever in the great Pacific Northwest, I highly recommend a visit.
There's an old adage that says, "Friends come and go like the waves of the ocean, but the true ones stay, like an octopus on your face."
Our air conditioning has gone out here at Shmoolok Estates, and in Central Florida in July that is no trivlal thing. It's a wee bit warm and drippin in here, much like this amazing pop art octopus painted by Carissa Weber:
Check out this awesome fabric available over at Spoonflower.com:
Artist David Brodeur, @lockedandloading on Instagram or LockedAndLoading.com, creates amazing organic designs both practical and virtual. For his Invasion series he has placed several different octopus-like alien things out in real-world settings, and the result is visceral and hypnotic. You really have to go visit the Instragram page and see the animated versions to see them pulsing and throbbing. Wow! (source)
I don't know whether this image was created by Brian Kesinger (of Otto & Victoria fame, and whose work I have featured here several times), or if he just found it and posted it. But it's the best, most patriotic thing I have seen all day:
This painting by Martin Davey pretty much sums up the current weather situation around my house right now.
I don't know that having this beautiful octopus-engraved guitar would improve my playing at all, but at least it would give people something entertaining to look at to distract them from my playing...