Thursday, April 1, 2010
Hey!! Here's some fish and fruit!
I decided to make some fish...and fruit (well, citrus, as in Buddha's Hand)!! Again!!! I don't think I will rest until I've made just about every kind of fish on the planet. Or rather, in the ocean, stream, river, aquarium.....
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I hope you never get tired of making fruit and fish Kiva, because I'll never get tired of looking. You never cease to amaze me! Everything is perfect down to the tiniest detail.ReplyDelete
I must admit, I had no idea what that fruit was, but I did a Google search for Buddha's Hand and your miniature version looks EXACTLY like the real thing. (what a freaky looking fruit)
Aww Kristy!!!! Thank you!! Buddha's Hand is the freakiest looking thing, I know!! The first time I spotted it was at a farmer's market in S.F. (yes, looking for ideas, haha!!). I stopped dead in my tracks and my mouth was agape. I mean, WTF??ReplyDelete
Ok, that playpen set on your blog, Kristy. Pure, unadulterated LURV!!!
I love buddha's hands! You eat the whole fruit, including the skin. There are many ways to prepare it, although I see most often dried, grounded, and turn into little pellets that melts into your mouth. My husband thinks that they look like guinea pig pellets.ReplyDelete
I've learned my new thing for today - I'd never heard of this fruit either.ReplyDelete
Your fishes are just perfect, Kiva - texture, colour, googly eyes - you've got a real magic touch!!
Wow, new even for me! And I practically live in the land of the Buddha. Won't ever be tired of your fishes so keep em coming. They are like your coconuts,I just love them. By the way, you making coconuts soon?ReplyDelete
I also had to Google Buddha's Hand. OMG! How do you eat the thing, finger by finger? Is it sweet? What is the texture like?ReplyDelete
Great work Kiva!
Pues yo creo que si puedes hacer todos los pescados del mundo y ademas te quedan de lo mas real, son los mejores que he visto nunca modelados, enhorabuena!!!ReplyDelete
Have you ever made an Angler Fish? They are so ugly!! It would be awesome looking in clay though. A blue ringed octopuss would be really cool too.ReplyDelete
If I did fish--or fruit--as well as you do, I'd do them all and all the time, too! And what an unusual fruit--we have never seen such here in Upstate SC!ReplyDelete
Well, it is good Friday, so fish is very appropriate. ;)ReplyDelete
Kiva your fish is always amazing!
Happy Easter to you dear, if you are celebrating. :)
Happy Easter everyone!!!!!!ReplyDelete
Betty, I have never actually eaten Buddha's Hand! I am very curious, though. Interesting...pellets??
Susan, I'm going to make coconuts again very soon!!
Stefanie, I've never made Angler fish before, although I've made some butt ugly ones, haha!! I will make those sometime, thank you for the suggestion :-D!! I do love ugly.
Ascension, ¡Gracias!! I don' t piensa realmente it' ¡s posible, allí es lejano demasiados! Pero I' intento del ll para hacer alguno del extranjero que mira unos después; -)
- That translation looks kind of funky :-/.
I don't think I have ever seen such real looking miniature fish before, amazing! The eyes are so perfect too. I worked in a museum at one time. We had to reproduce real fish in real size, quite an experience and not easy to get scales to look real, you have really captured it.ReplyDelete
Wow!!! Thank you Jean :-O!! Did you have to make the museum fish out of clay or some other material? I bet yours turned out spectacular!!!! I agree- scales can be gnarly, and they are really difficult to nail.ReplyDelete
The fish were made out of transparent resin, I tried painting them with stain glass paints and that worked quite well but decided to go with air brushed acrylics. I also painted sea anenomes, leaves etc. interesting job but not the fun of minis.ReplyDelete
Jean, that job sounds VERY cool, much more interesting than the "jobs" I had before miniatures ;-). Did you start out as a painter, hence the painting for the museum? I'm wondering, because your paintings are so fantastic.ReplyDelete
Thank you, yes, I've always sketched and painted... I was a high school art teacher too for quite a few years. Love your minis, so much fun to drop by and see what you have been doing!ReplyDelete