Thursday, July 1, 2010

Fish Tales: One fish, two fish, probably lots more fish

About six years ago, a friend gave me a betta fish for my desk at work. After a long time he died and I decided he shouldn't be gone just because he was no longer living. (Interesting factoid: Their bright color fades and the huge flowy fins shivel up to nothing as soon as they die.) 
So, I dried him on a paper towel for a few days and coated him with Polycrylic -- which preserved him amazingly well. He is mounted in a little frame that I painted and wrote below him, "Poor, Poor Fishie." He sits on my desk to this day!
The fish below were never living so they would be happy to be mounted on a string and turned into a necklace or some such thing. I think I see more polymer fish in my future...


Big Green Fish


  1. I love that you kept your fish. Your beads are very cool!

  2. These are fabulous. They reminded me of Luann Udell's work, but with more color.


  3. thanks everyone!
    Angie, I didn't know the name Udell but I looked her up and realized I had seen her horses before. I like them -- like cave paintings in 3D.



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