Continuous wire sculpture seahorses

Continuous wire sculpture seahorses LaVern David Thompson is a wire sculpture artist based in the Virgin Islands. I was very excited when I found his website this morning. He has created some truly stunning sea creature pieces including a bunch of seahorses. According to the site, wire sculptures are available in sizes from six to eighteen inches and cost between $30 and $85. You can even order custom pieces which start at $75. Shipping and handling are extra. I strongly suggest that you check out his site and all the wonderful sculptures he has to...

My knitted seahorse

My knitted seahorse So I finally got around to knitting the vintage seahorse pattern I found on eBay. It only took me a couple of hours to make and the pattern was easy to follow. Instead of using the yarn suggested in the pattern I used some left-over sock yarn in ocean-inspired colours, and because I didn't have any felt I made the seahorse's eyes from turquoise seed beads. The end result was much smaller than the one suggested in the pattern because I used size 2 needles and sock yarn - the piece measures just 5 inches. I gave it to my husband as a Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) present - now I just have to keep it...

Seahorse graffiti in New York

Seahorse graffiti in New York An artist only identified as "Robert" has produced a stunning pair of graffiti seahorses on a Brooklyn wall using stencils he created himself. The subject of whether graffiti can be considered art is a controversial one - especially since the elusive UK artist Banksy has started making a small fortune selling his work. It's so subjective - when I lived in London I always got a kick out of spotting another one of Banksy's works - especially in obscure, out-of-the-way places. I always felt that they added to the environment - making it seem less drab and dreary. And Banksy's work is very funny and...

A beautiful lace seahorse

A beautiful lace seahorse I have to admit I had never even heard of "tatting" before I stumbled across this beautiful example from Angie in Michigan, the Desperate Tatter. According to Wikipedia, tatting was developed in the early 19th century and is described as "a particularly durable lace" that was was developed to imitate point lace. From what I've read on Angie's blog she uses a shuttle - other methods include using a crochet hook or needle. Like crochet, the patterns for tatting are either written as a kind of shorthand or else a visual pattern where the design is drawn schematically. I daren't read any more about it - it...

Personal ads for seahorses?

Personal ads for seahorses? A clever advertising campaign for the seahorse exhibition at Monterey Bay Aquarium highlights the extremely unusual breeding habits of seahorses. To promote The Secret Lives of Seahorses the aquarium has run a series of mock personal ads for each of the fish featured in the exhibition. Each fish's name plays on its scientific name and gives clues about the seahorse's life: Eartha Excises sums up her Political Views as "Men should not only be pregnant, but should clean my house". Ken Kuda lists his Interests as "Hanging around, eating brine shrimp, dancing." You can even become a Facebook friend of the...
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