ocean inspiration

i have been collecting sea inspired images for inspiration for an upcoming birth announcement. there are so many beautiful pieces of art modeled after the sea or sea life that it is astonishing. here are a few of my favorites from...

melissa hirsch makes beautiful sea life from... of all things... fishing line. what gorgeous intricacy. 

joana vasconcelos wraps cotton crocheted lace around hand made sea creatures (and other creatures) giving them a delicate and elegant barnacle like covering.

helle jorgensen makes amazing sea creatures from pretty much anything. recycled plastic bags, paper, reclaimed wool. incredible.

and jessica polka... beautiful crocheted sea animals, with awesome vintage specimen tags. brilliant.