Tuesday, June 05, 2012
I first thought of doing Maxwell's Silver Hammer -- but I don't like the images from that song! Octopus's Garden has a much more cheerful image, "knowing you're happy and you're safe!" And I had just received the background fabric which is a perfect sea bed, so that decided it.
The design decisions included: should the child have trunks? a pillow? and does it really matter if the octopus only has seven tentacles? I decided no on all these points! I added some glitter on the octopus, to liven him up, and foil on the child, plus a few bubbles on the left, which are hard to see in this photo. I used up almost all of the background fat quarter, including putting it wrong-side up in the background behind the octopus's head.
This was a fun piece, and even if I'm posting a bit late, I really only got started on it last Wednesday! I welcome your comments.