A Flying Fish?

This strange fish is a member of the “Spring” flying fish family…


Its idea “sprang” from this book written by Carla Sonheim:


In her book, she gives the idea to draw images that join together on a page but then to cut the page in the middle so you can mix and match drawings.

I decided to take her idea a step further and create my own little booklet with computer paper:


And instead of drawing my imaginary animals, I decided to collage my gelli-printed papers and dictionary definitions or old recipes to create…(you guessed it), Weird Birds!!

The vertical lines I drew in the middle of my cutting line will help the shape of each body to match with my other pages.  Here are some other “preliminary” weird bird shapes:


I think it will be so fun to take this booklet to work with me and finish adding details with pencil!


And when I’m all done, I will cut the middle of my pages to create a whole flock of weird birds!!

Isn’t it wonderful when one idea sparks into a whole gaggle of ideas?!!

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday, Friends!!  🙂

18 responses to “A Flying Fish?

  1. I love it when you have words in your birds. 🙂

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  2. Fantastic! 👏👌⭐🐦

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  3. Oh I love this! Your creativity never ever ceases to amaze me. The colors in the first photo made my jaw drop, and then the fun animals. LOVEEEE!!!

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  4. 🙂 How creative! It also explains why I see two birds in your work. One on top and one on the bottom. 🙂

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  5. So fun!! Would be so great to have a book for kids to help spark their imagination! Can’t wait to see the finished products!

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  6. This is just pure awesomeness!! Love your creativity my friend! And love the flying fish a lot!! 😍

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  7. Really like the flying fish! the words collaged in are a cool effect.

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