The Fast Friday Fabric Challenge for the Octopus’s Garden was 1) the use of collage as a technique – easy since that is my general mode of operation, and 2) as a theme, a song from the Beatles. 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.