Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Here Fishy, Fishy
The show, sponsored by the Manitoba Craft Museum and Library is at the Fort Whyte Alive Centre. Here are the details:
Events For May 1 and 2, 2010
Artisan Market 10 am to 4 pm
Bring your shopping bag and fill it with beautiful and functional creations from the hands and minds of some of Manitoba’s finest artists. This juried craft sale offers a beautiful array of jewellery, clothing, accessories, decorations, and more. Just in time for Mother’s Day, pick up that perfect gift for Mom and yourself. Presented by the Manitoba Crafts Museum & Library.
This wall fish is very close to my heart...I tried to 'humaneyes' it giving it some feminine characteristics. I realized when I was making its lips how my daily make-up routine plays a part in my fish creations. The pearlized lip rounds and the darker outline are a part of the regimen I use on my own face. I never realized how its make-up mimics my own habits. Except the botox look is easier to achieve on the polymer clay fish! Ya just put a little stuff underneath and build up the lips until even Julia Roberts would be jealous!
It's a pretty good-size, measuring about 11 1/2 inches not including the wire-fin extensions, and depending on its species name (real or fictional) might just be a 'keeper'.
This other side is a bit more color-intense but still has the 'rainbow trout' appeal. I made the entire Skinner Blend first and used one part for the first side, (actually this one) and spliced another bit of it to create the second side, with a bit more pearl added to it to make the coloring less intense.
It can hang against a window, so it is visible from both sides. The non-sliding window to our patio is just crying for a little decoration (other than the dog's nose-prints) and if this doesn't sell this weekend, I know exactly where it is going to end up!