Had a great day at the Alameda Point Antique flea market. What makes this flea so fun is that everything has to be at least 25 years or older. You really never know what your going to find. There was the chance of rain so only half the vendors were there. we were able to walk through the whole thing in just a few hours. Made the stop at the taco stand (very good), kettle corn booth and Harvey's mini donuts (maple and bacon donuts) which are made while you wait. Since I'm having a harder time getting things at the auction houses, I picked up some cool vintage pieces for my consignment booths.
Flat Fish Paper Arts was born many years ago when blogging first started. My family did a lot of camping and diving along the California coast. California halibut are huge fish that start out as any normal fish. As they age, one eye will start to move to the other side and the halibut will become flat so it can lay on the bottom of the ocean with both eyes facing up.
I always like the idea that we all start out the same but life experiences slowly changes us. In my case, my creative talents went the way of paper arts. Flatfish are always looking up when they mature and as with any artist, we see inspiration in everything around us - always looking up.
Evan and her flatfish
Years ago a local dive shop had a photo of a diver who caught a halibut so big he had to throw it over his jeep to take the picture. Our little spoof with our daughter sitting in her toy jeep with dad's halibut on the hood. 1987