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Hang Loose!

My last fish for this week is the Reef Triggerfish, also known by its Hawaiian name – humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa  (pronounced [ˈhumuˈhumuˈnukuˈnukuˈwaːpuˈwɐʔə])  or just humuhumu for short; meaning “triggerfish with a snout like a pig.

Here is my Humuhumu Fish:

my Hawaiian fish

I dressed it up in a fine Hawaiian shirt just for today!  🙂

This fish is the Hawaiian State Fish!  The REAL fish is very colorful too. The triggerfish can wedge itself into small crevices and lock its spine to make it extremely difficult to get out. In addition, when fleeing from predators, the triggerfish will sometimes make grunting noises, possibly a call to warn other nearby triggerfish of danger.

Hang Loose!  And have an awesome weekend!  🙂

Happy Fishing!

A Ledger of Color

Several years ago, I purchased this old ledger at a thrift store:

Hard covered ledger book

I thought it would be the perfect art journal!

So I started a color journal.  Here are some of my papers I have created:

Green & Yellow dye print

The above print I made using a dye and salt technique with leaves at the lake.  I also attached a photo I took.  I love the greens and yellow.

Here is another green and yellow one.  This one uses a photo, a piece of mica and some papers I purchased:

photo of thimbleberries

I love the shades of orange in this one:

orange nature print

I thought the paint color sample was a good match!

Wild strawberries were my inspiration for the color red:

wild strawberry red

And I liked the multi colors of this one:

colorful fairy print

It says:  The woods are full of fairies, The trees are all alive; The river overflows with them, See how they dip and dive!  (Author Unknown)

I hope to continue adding to my color journal this week at the lake.  I am bringing my watercolors and acrylic paints with me.

Have you ever created a color journal?  I’d love to hear from you!

Happy Creating!  🙂