This Italian Yarn Artist Has Created a Stunning Crocheted Aquarium

Have you ever dreamt of having an aquarium filled with the most colorful and cool sea creatures as a kid? Maybe you were inspired after watching Finding Nemo, swearing you would never treat your sea friends the way Darla did. If an aquarium is still on your mind, you can have your own out of crochet sea creatures, from this well-known Italian yarn artist.

Lindadi of Le Creazioni Di Lindadi has created an incredibly detailed aquarium featuring underwater creatures all made out of crocheted yarn, including various fish, a pink jellyfish, a blue octopus, orange coral, a tiny green turtle, several pale seahorses, two pink crabs, and green seagrass. She sells some of her art online here.

She kindly provided some information: “My name is Linda Di Martino, I live in Abruzzo, Italy. I am a simple 59-year-old housewife who has always been passionate about crochet (and) lace. About 10 years ago, I have entered the world of internet and Facebook. I met many crochet enthusiasts and shared many works and ideas.

She also added that around 2012 she joined a group that would make various handicrafts as a hobby and would sell them at markets and proudly told us about a project she’s been involved a year ago where her and a group of crocheters “covered the garbage pails of the driveway of their country”. The group behind the project is “L’ Accademia di Aracne” (The Academy of Arachne).

For the hobby markets last summer I created small aquariums at that point, the marine world was whipping in my head. For 25 years we have always had an aquarium with fish at home … very demanding to clean and maintain. Unfortunately, in the spring I lost my husband. So during the last summer, the aquarium remained so, like my life, meaningless. The fish started to die, so one day looking at him I said “when the last fish dies, I will do it all in crochet, I will leave a nice memory of me to the children, not a commitment to stay behind. On Christmas days the last fish was dead. I started to empty it and clean everything, gravel, amphorae, stones, etc.” Linda said that she had no favorite piece, all of them are beautiful and colorful: “I am always amazed when I look at it, what I managed to achieve.

The artist also said that her relatives very really impressed with her work and can’t wait to come to see it once the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

For more of Linda’s art: InstagramFacebookShop h/t: laughingsquid


Sculpture Lovers Share Their Work, and Here Are 25 Incredible Pieces of Art

The sculpture is a medium of visual art that has been present since the dawn of time. Sculpture operates in three dimensions. It is one of the plastic arts. Depending on the sculpture, the process of creation can take quite some time. The whole process is separated into two parts, carving ( the removal of the material) and modeling (the addition of material as clay). Luckily today there’s a variety of materials where you can choose with which you wanna work. Starting from stone, to metal, wood, and ceramics, there are a lot of materials out there to experiment with.

A lot of sculpture lovers and sculptors have come together through an online community called r/Sculpture. This subreddit counts 44.5k members who all share their passion for sculpture. They welcome all forms of sculpture created at all skill levels, therefore allowing all kinds of people from amateur to professionals to share their work.

This place is where we love to go when we want to ease our minds, and we believe you’ll feel the same. Below is a collection we compiled with some of the work we like best. Make sure to upvote your favorite as you check them out.

1. My peacock sculpture that took about 200 hours


2. My mom really wanted a baby Yoda for Christmas, so I made one for her.


3. Saturn Devouring His Son – Balloon Sculpture


4. This is the Brazilian sculptor Diego Andrade, he is not known in Brazil, but I admire the works he does and wanted to share with you. (Sculpture: Saint Sebastian, 2018)


5. Hello new to sculpting, looking for friends in the community to get motivated. My Bugs incense burner


6. Lifesized Walrus I carved Out Of 3 Logs


7. I Carved this Woman holing her hair from one piece of wood – its finished! I really hope You like it !!


8. I recreated a lobster from leather. 95 pieces, five days.


9. Hey guys! I just wanted to share my awesome news! My sculpture of a girl is now casted in bronze with patina! Looks so great! My first bronze cast EVER! I’m so excited!!


10. Serene, monsterclay. Done with sculpting this piece. Here’s a final look before casting.


11. We started doing speed sculpting. This was 1hr 30 mins with a model.


12.  The bison sculpture I’ve been working on since May. Each hair is individually sculpted and affixed, and I’m very close to being done with him. Hope you enjoy.


13. 2nd attempt on making realistic faces, what do you guys think?


14. I recreated a box turtle from leather


15. Wooden bathtub, by me, chainsaw carving, 2019


16. Friendly Grizzly Bear I Carved


17. Giant Isopod from polymer clay


18. My first bust, made with clay


19. Plaster sculpture I did… thoughts?


20. Dwellings of the Gods, Peru


21. Robot Lady


22. Expansion by Paige Bradley, New York.


23. I Handmade Creatures From A Fantasy World.


24. Anatomical head study


25. Pegasus sculpture I just completed


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