Two of the cards the ladies down at the Akiyama Wellness Center will be making on Friday. Simple cards using what I have on hand. Now that I don't have a studio to work out of, I have to plan out the cards I will be making. I can't wait until the last minute anymore. The ladies like them fast and simple but with high impact. The class is working out well and now that my day to day routine is some what normal, I may teach the class more often. The creative process of planning the class is very therapeutic.
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