Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Animal Wednesday - Fish Face
I get involved in one medium and right now (as you all know) I've been playing with paperclay. Last night I started an ambitious project - a walking fish model. Here it is - just the beginning of the fish face...altho to me it looks like a lizard face at this point. I know that fish don't have eyelids, but I like to make eyelids so this guy will have them.
Details to be added will make this fishier - and I have to work out the details of the legs...hmmmm - should they fold backwards like a birds, or forward like us humans. I'm leaning towards frontwards...cause it might be easier to balance him. This guy will take a while to finish, so I'm keeping him wrapped in plastic in hopes that the clay will stay soft enough to work with without having to add water.
Happy Animal Wednesday - hope you have real animals in your life and not just clay one.
Oh yeah...one more thing! Last night driving home there was a lovely yellow lab in the road, an older fellow with a grizzled snout. Of course I stopped, as he was just standing there. He was SO friendly and lovely, wriggled up to me to say hello and looked like he would easily go into my car. And he SMELLED so bad! I was hesitant, it's a residential neighborhood, and while he didn't have tags, he had a collar - so somebody cared for him. Luckily a younger couple were driving down the street, they stopped and recognized the dog as belonging to someone nearby, and took him home. My hands reeked of dog, but that's no biggie. Usually I have a leash in the car, but I must have lost it somewhere which is why I was holding him with my hands. I was so glad he was rescued, as it was getting dark and I would have had to put him in my car and call the dog officer (isn't that a great title to have?) - and he was such a lovely, happy dog.
All's well that ends well.
Happy Animal Wednesday!
Posted by Mim at 5:46 AM