For as long as I can remember, my parents’ house had an aquarium in it. When I was really little, it was freshwater with cichlids, and later, it switched to saltwater with clowns, tangs and various species of coral. I’ve never had an aquarium of my own, so I thought perhaps I could build my own with needle felted exotic sea creatures!

This is the first piece for my aquarium installation (still don’t have any idea how I’m going to build it, but I’m hoping it’ll come to me). The blue-ringed octopus is a venomous octopus that paralyzes its victims and sends them into cardiac arrest. Pretty nasty, but I liked the way it looked. So, perhaps my aquarium will be a little more like Thunderdome. No problem. 🙂