Gini is our wonderful hostess this week on the Order of the OPUS GLUEI. She wants us to pay tribute to the SEA and all things Fishy.
All of the Poobahs have whipped up fantastic creations. You really should head over there and investigate them all.
I couldn't figure out what I wanted to do, so I sea-sawed for a while. Finally I decided that I would make a little piece of Art for my youngest daughter's bedroom. She is my biggest fan and supporter in my artistic endeavors, AND we share a common birthmark in the shape of turtles. Which was my inspiration for this piece.
I haven't made anything Zentangle in a while, and then I spotted a black and white drawing of a turtle in the newspaper. This piece was MEANT to be.
The initial version wasn't cut out. I made an error in the size of the turtle. He was supposed to be head straight up, but when I put him in the frame, his head got cut off, SO I trimmed around him and slanted him between the two plastic pieces AND got perfection. This is one of those cases wherein a mistake turns into a masterpiece. I LOVE that you can see around him.
Melissa requested that I paint the frame green. Megan wanted to paint it, so I said yes. I am hesitant to say NO when Megan wants to do ANYTHING. She is a teenager and rarely wants to do much that doesn't involve keeping watch on the couch.
And there you have it. My ODE to the SEA.