Monday, November 10, 2008

One Fish Two Tales



It's turned quite wintery here after a balmy fall, and I'm feeling like a fish outta water. We did a little trip last week and it was so nice to walk around with just a sweater and now it's hard to walk with all the ice and my bones can really feel the cold. Sooooooo, it's down to the clay table to finish some work promised a month ago.


This is one side of a fish hanging I promised to someone. I can't say "who" because it's a gift and that would be taking away the surprise. But I can show the other side...it's meant to hang in a window or opening so that both sides are visible. I think that's one of the neat things about polymer clay...you don't need a frame so pieces can be viewed from both sides. That being said, of course it means double the work, but it is so much fun to make fish, and due to their rather simple morphology, you needn't worry too much about proportions. Besides, the gal asked for a funky fish, so even if the fins aren't all there, the fish will say "That's the way I am, and I am what I am!"

And oh yes, I am working on this one's "brother"...also for the same person but for another recipient. Maybe you'll get to see him soon!

2 comments:

Tina Holden said...

oooh, those are gorgeous! how big are they?

Pat Sernyk said...

Hey Teenie,
Those are two sides of the same fish. I have made his "brother" and finished him today. They are actually about 10 inches from lips to fin and about 4 1/2-5 inches high including the dorsal 'fin'. I hope to post brother fish the other fish today.