Sunday, January 11, 2009

Contained

Instant Koi Fish Pond

Instant Koi Fish Pond

I actually had a totally different idea to the word "Contained" which was also supposed to be a cool product for my Etsy store for valentines, however, it became more and more complex as I was trying to figure it out and eventually, I dumped it ot a simpler and probably cooler idea anyway.

The word "Contained" made me think of a closed environment, like a terrarium or a fish tank, somewhere that's it's own little self sufficient safe world, that's comforting and beautiful. I guess with everything that's been going on, having a calm peaceful place to hid in seem like a great idea right now.

So I made some Instant Koi Fish Ponds for people who wants that calmness of a small enclosed enviroment, but don't have the room or temperament for growing live fish.

28 comments:

neilornstein said...

a lovely idea and perfectly executed

jene said...

Nice and solved very well in the concept.
( Here, the warm , makes think me about putting to me in a bowl with water):)

Mac McRae said...

i love the way you have bent him to fit inside the curved container. it makes him look constrained and a little uncomfortable. it also has a nice double meaning being a bowl - as some of his cousins will probably be chopped up, put in soup and eaten from that bowl. :^)

INDIGENE said...

These are so beautiful! Wonderful concept and art work!

amber said...

these are really nice, i would use them daily!

FRANK M HANSEN said...

I love your art and what you are doing with it. Great organic feel that goes well with all the things you put it on.

Edrian Thomidis said...

The fish have so much movement and looseness . Well done!

tusen said...

I love the idea and they are beautiful.

Christine said...

Brilliant idea – fish in the bowl!

Have you ever thought of doing a cat chasing its tail?

Thanks for stopping by -- Illustration Friday Topic.

Michelle said...

Congrats! these are beautiful, and perfect for the IF theme.

Michael said...

Fantastic work, and congrats on being the Pick o' the Week!

P.Sarah.K said...

I loved your idea..Awesome work :)

imwithsully said...

Congratulations! Awesome idea!

psychopooch said...

very nice! LOVE the concept.

Elin said...

These are gorgeous and I can't think of a better way to convey the theme.

Alina Chau said...

This is beautiful!! WOW!! Love the concept too!

ValGalArt said...

very wonderful and i'm glad you are pick of the week!

Pury said...

this is totaly awesome!!

i love the idea!wow!

Stacia said...

Simply fabulous! Love the drawing and love the functionality. I can't say enough! So I'll just say, "Bravo!" and leave it that!

Laura Marsh said...

those are gorgeous! it's fun to see art that lives somewhere other than paper ;-)

cathyjune said...

Very original and beautifully done. I hope your etsy product does well.

mer said...

this is brilliant! beautiful bowls.

nellita said...

excellent!!!!!

Vee said...

Beautiful idea! and the drawings are gorgeously done.

Images with Personality said...

These are lovely! I've often thought of finding that place of comfort where I can hide and collect my thoughts. Beautiful concept!

debanjan said...

Bravo!
Never saw such a beautiful idea depicted in such a simple way.

Keep it up.Really looks like a cozy place to stay.

:)

olkazavr said...

Very nice bowls with your art! Can one use them for food?

Brine Blank said...

Wow...these are great...nice idea and execution...