A few years ago the plagues started.
Not plagues of locusts, but sparrows. EVERYWHERE you looked was trendy sparrow jewelry and tattoos and t-shirts and what-not. The trend was hot, until it got too mainstream, now a sparrow necklace is considered lame and dated.
Then the woodland creatures rose up shortly after. Deer were kings. If the deer were screen printed as a silhouette, even better. LOTS of deer everywhere, and the occasional squirrel or two.
Then the wise owl swooped in to take over your pillows, jewelry, and kitschy curtains. The owl is one of the most pervasive of the trendy animal plagues. EVERYONE was doing it. It is still happening today. Cause let’s all admit, there is something very intriguing about those little guys. The Renegade Craft Fair even uses them in their logo:
The Renegade huge this year, and I had the pleasure of browsing the millions of booths with these fine ladies:
So, back to the plagues of trendy animals. As I was saying, the owl trend is still going strong, but the really cutting edge crafters have abandoned it. The next hot thing?
Octopus as well perhaps, but they had a brief moment in the spotlight in ’08, and didn’t overtake the owls. There are still a few around, but squids seem to be the new hotness.