A blog by Cathy Holtom, an English artist living and painting in Sicily.
Tuesday, 8 March 2011
Four Pairs of Arms
I sketched these octopuses for edm 308 - something slippery, if you've ever held one you will know why!
These two little ones were caught by my brother in law near the coast. They are considered a great delicacy here, but not one I share. They also use the ink sac to make a pasta sauce that turns your mouth black when you eat it. (double yuk) I think I'd rather see these fascinating creatures swimming about in the sea and not on my dinner plate!