Fis(c)h, Miss Herzfrisch’s drawing challenge

September 27, 2014

I looked around and realised that I actually paint a lot of fish! There are goldfish in the living room, koi under autumn leaves and goldfish lanterns in the family room, and a surrealistic azalea and koi painting in one of the guest bedrooms.

And, although I drew myself a steampunk fish on some handmade paper,

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I wanted to do something a bit different.
Chloe has been having some fun with wire wrapping crystals and left the wire and pliers in my studio, so I thought I would give a try with a little wire sculpture.

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C’s wire plus a few beads and voila! Here are my two fish:

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I took them outside to photograph them in the morning sunshine. I love how they sparkle.

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I think maybe they might end up on the Christmas tree among my collection of glass ornaments, but for now, I think they’ll hang out on the grapevine wreath above the fireplace.

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Come on over to Sabine’s and check out everyone’s ideas. 😀

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15 Comments

  • Reply Catherine Llewellyn September 27, 2014 at 9:13 am

    I love the steampunk fish! it seems to be saying ‘what? what are you looking at?’ … and the two fishes are so inventive – lovely xxx

  • Reply sorrygnat September 27, 2014 at 9:20 am

    intriguing; you certainly are talented; i have a friend livingbackstreet is her blog; she’s an artist; had a stroke; left arm paralyzed, but a range of stuff is pouring out of her; i wear one of her steampunk bracelets; but she does more than steampunk!

  • Reply Ida P. Krause September 27, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    Now those are some different and fun fish. I like them.

  • Reply Renee September 27, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    The steampunk fish is so interesting. I must try that out. I am drawn to fish too! Great idea with the wire fish. They would look great on a Christmas tree!

  • Reply Stefanie Seltner September 27, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    the steampunk fish is very nice and I love the wire fishes and that you took them outside, very playful! x Stefanie

  • Reply eric September 27, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    That’s a nice drawing and I do like “the flowing away” of the colors on the handmade paper. Well chosen. My first thougt was a tatoo. Your flying fishes are nice treasures to be found in a tree. – eric

  • Reply tinyWOOLF September 28, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    they do sparkle, don’t they? from experience i know how difficult it is to ply wire, well, depending on the thickness, so i hope you didn’t hurt fingers, nor skin. x-mas oranments is a definite hit! n?

  • Reply daryledelstein September 29, 2014 at 5:16 am

    love the sparkle … as a woman who was clearly a magpie in a previous life … they’re super .. but then my friend you never cease to amaze with your talent/creativity

  • Reply Joke Konings September 29, 2014 at 8:18 am

    That steampunkfish is my favourit. Never seen it before. Is it a special technic? I like to hear more about it. I’m very curious! x J

  • Reply Cynthia von der Schmuckburg September 30, 2014 at 2:11 am

    Oh, steampunk-drawing! That I did not think. I am a fan of the steampunk people on festivals. So greate costums! So much humor.
    The other to fishes need sunlight to glow. They are beautiful.

    • Reply Veronica October 2, 2014 at 2:47 pm

      Oh, steampunk festivals must be so much fun! I can just imagine the wonderful costumes. Maybe one day I’ll get to go to one. 😀

  • Reply barbara bee September 30, 2014 at 4:33 am

    Hello Veronica, I really love your steampunk-drawing, reminds me on early drawings of my son doing a lot technical stuff into every drawing. Its wonderful.
    And those crystall-fishes are a delight and will be wonderful on your christmas tree – I’m sure.
    barbara bee

    • Reply Veronica October 2, 2014 at 2:45 pm

      Thank you so much Barbara. 😀

  • Reply Barb Rosen October 3, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Veronica ~ I love all your artwork, drawn, painted, crafted and photographed! So happy that Kelly at My Soulful Home introduced me to you!

    • Reply Veronica October 3, 2014 at 6:05 pm

      Hi Barb, thank you very much and I’m so happy too. Now I can come visit you. 😀

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