nervousmotion artworks blog

Glass Octopus.

I try to limit my octopii postings to things that are directly art-related. And while a mass-produced glass octopus isn’t really directly related… this is just simply one of the most awesome things I have ever seen. Anyone with $400 to spare is welcome to buy me this for Christmukkwanzaah.


Oh, how emo.

I’ve taken to illustrating song lyrics in my journal, because I am SENSITIVE. Really. I’m pretty happy with these little drawings, actually, emo as they may be. I’m especially happy with the last drawing, and I am totally completely obsessed with the song that it illustrates. I can not stop listening to it. It’s like an aural addiction.

“I have a recurrent dream everytime I lose my voice, I swallow little glowing lights…”  – Björk (Heirloom)


“My blood, my holy wine, tastes so bitter, so bitter and so sweet.” – Joni Mitchell (A Case of You)

“I wrapped you in blankets and carried you through the rain – may G-d forgive me for killing you in vain. Now you’re the flower that’s growing from your grave. Oh, my black-eyed Suzanne.” – David Vandervelde (Murder in Michigan)

Give the gift of Octopus.

It’s almost Thanksgiving, which means it’s almost time to start Christmukkwanzaah shopping. In my continued interest to subvert the dominant paradigm and overthrow the patriarchy, I’ve pledged to Buy Handmade this year. You should, too. Especially if you buy existing art (and there are some cute little pieces on Etsy too!) or commission a new piece from me. Nothing says love like collage!

You should also think about getting me this octopus bag. It’s super cute.


If you love me, you’ll buy me an Octophant for Christmukkwanzzah.


I have some projects I need to start photographing/uploading, but in the meantime, have an octopus! This one is from Jenna