Annie has not been a happy dog since I've gone back to work full time. Last night she went into full German Shepherd alert barking at something outside. She wanted her alpha male to go check it out but his human response was "what ever WAS out there isn't any more" which if you heard Annie barking at full throttle, that is a true statement. Annie would have none of it and made sure we got up to check out the backyard at 4:00 am. I'm guessing critters are coming into our yard to check out all the beeswax scraps with traces of honey clinging to them the alpha male of the house has all over the backyard. It took me over 30 minutes to calm her down. I was so tired that we didn't get to our morning walk until 6:30 am, an hour pass our normal time. This is a pose Annie will go into when she doesn't want to leave the park. She won't come to me but stand just out of reach. Notice her tennis ball which is never out of reach. It's always a stand off. I decided to take some pictures, which always gets Annie moving.
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