I don’t know about you, but I’m a big fan of googly eyes. Working on my thesis project for grad school, which will be a lo-fi horror film and live performance titled Red Blob Massacre, I’m all about giving my Red Blob character googly eyes. There’s something about googly eyes that adds a bit of humor to any situation. Googly eyes have a DIY feel to them, you can buy them for cheap at any local JoAnn Fabrics or other art store, and they turn anything into a character. What more could you want?!
Here are several examples I discovered of the creative use of googly eyes:
Baby Googly Eyes
Googly Eye Breakfast
Street Art Googly
Googly Googly Monster
Blue Monster Googly
Googly Eyes on a Rock
And I can’t make this blog post featuring googly eyes without including some of the work by my amazing husband, who is a painter and artist:
I have to say that googly eyes in his artwork are my favorite out of all of them. And that’s not just because he’s my husband!! To check out more of his work, visit his website(s): http://swidyoa.com/home.html, http://www.impressionphotography.com/swa/index.html and Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Biantu.
On another note, in the creation of this blog post I realized that my amazing blog post ideas are far from original. There are several googly eye posters out there!! For more interesting googly eye sightings, visit here: http://googlyeyewatch.blogspot.com/.
http://hilobrow.com/2010/09/02/merit-badge-2/ (Hilo Brow)
http://dollarstorecrafts.com/2011/10/fashion-diy-louboutin-googly-eye-slingbacks/ (Dollar Store Crafts)
http://www.thebandfrom.com/indoor-gardening-tips/2009/03/ (Indoor Gardening Tips)
http://artsandcraftss.com/tag/craft-googly-eyes/ (Art Sand Craftss)
http://ny.racked.com/archives/2011/03/30/mr_googly_eyes_replaces_lady_gaga_in_nolita.php (Mr. Googly Eyes Replaces Lady Gaga in Nolita)
http://www.art.uiowa.edu/gradimages/gradarchive.php?artist=Krueger,%20Adam%20C. (School of Art & Art History, University of Iowa)
http://www.makingthingsmove.com/2011/09/the-blue-monster/ (Making Things Move)
http://googlyeyewatch.blogspot.com/2008/05/nina-katchadourian-loves-googly-eyes.html ( Nina Katchadourian loves googly eyes )