Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Funky Fish - Recycled Art

If you follow my blog, you may know that I have been painting sea shells this summer. I love the beach, nature,  and being able to create something from  nature's discards. 

Lately,  I have been seeing so may piles of plant cuttings on the sides of the roads. Mos of them seem to be palm fronds.  I have, in the past, painted palm fronds, but on a special type that is hard and able to hang like the ones below:

This year,  I am finding a different type of palm frond more suitable for creating than painting a seascape. They seem to resemble the shape of a fish, so I made my first Funky Fish, showed my family and posted a photo on my Instagram account. It was an immediate attention grabber. My 89 year-old mother and her caregiver got in on the production. On their daily walks in the neighborhood they picked up my "art" supplies. My Mom suddenly had a reason to get out of the house and looks forward to seeing the finished products. 

The Funky Fish are now available at Isabel's Fine Home Accessories in South Miami, along with painted shells, coconuts and driftwood, and the possibility of another shop carrying them. Who knew? 

Summer time and the painting is FUN!!!!!

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