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You wouldn’t know it by looking at my Etsy but I’ve been torching a lot. The octopus/jar project. I’m still loving the jar part–someone requested a jar of brains sans octopus today. So that’s encouraging-it’s 50% marketable, anyway. For a myriad of reasons the octopus part is a lot harder.
Here’s a picture of a real octopus opening a real jar. Mine is never going to look anything like this:
How could you not want to think about this all day? It’s interesting as hell. I wonder how many things they tried to make him work before they settled on the screw-top jar? And why? What would happen if they put one of the octopuses’ offspring in one jar and a hundred-dollar bill in the other? Does he need to get a treat to open it or is just getting it open reward enough? (Please don’t answer these questions. Facts will only get in the way of the octopus project.)
More recent octopus news:
They gather coconut shells and make shelters out of them. This is quite remarkable but if they were really smart, like people, they’d sort them according to cup size and turn them into novelty brassieres. We’d probably elect them mayor then. And they would deserve it.
Here is my model octopus. It’s one of the Failed Legends ornaments. I don’t own any hatless octopi:
And here are some of my failed beads:
So far we have pickles, brains, potpourri, a pet fish and a clean urine sample. Maybe today will be the day.
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