Saturday, February 9, 2013

Something fishy...

I made this today.  It started out as an idea for a mobile with some chimes, but after playing with lots of different materials and ideas I settled on this.  I love the process of discovering what I am going to make and how it takes me by surprise sometimes.  I found the fish barbecue rack at my thrift store, brought it home and just started attaching metal things to it.  Only certain pieces worked.  There are keys, single earrings, random hardware, a tin whistle and a jingle bell. This is not a haphazard arrangement - it is a very deliberate one, but I love that it looks like it just washed up on the beach as it is, all weathered and messy.  It was fun to use things from my stash that I have had for years - I finally figured out why I have been saving them.   The creative process is so satisfying - it nourishes my soul.  I laughed when I finished it.  I think I'll have fish for dinner to celebrate!

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