When I'm down in Carmel at the beach house, I always make a stop at the local thrift shops. Besides the clothes being top notch, they're also clean. The places (there are 3) are run by volunteers and the money goes to charity, which I think is a super bonus. I've joined the movement of not buying anything new (other than under wear and shoes) to help reduce my impact on the earth after reading the book, The True Cost of Cheap Fashion. Of course I'm not a clothes horse to be with, so it's been pretty easy. ;)
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