When trying to find new ideas for the wall, I found clearance penny tiles at Home Depot. They were pearlescent and shimmery and instantly made me think of fish scales. Needing guidance, I searched Google and saw several images of fish. One would think making a fish would be pretty easy. It’s a basic shapes, limited colors right? For some reason this was harder than I thought it would be.
The layout on the white board was after several rounds of rearranging pieces until it actually looked somewhat like a fish. Unfortunately I can’t capture how sparkly it is with the camera. Especially at night, the piece is as pretty at Rainbow Fish.
Sometime later, I decided to expand upon the underwater section and made a small red and white fish, a seahorse, and LOVE spelled out with seaweed and an octopus.
It may be hard to see the letters but look closely. I made sure the octopus had eight legs. In retrospect I should have used more dark green to make the letters but I didn’t have a lot of green left. Unlike some artists who have the best materials, and inventory everything beforehand, I look at what I have on hand and create from there.
Here’s a picture of the products I use in addition to tile and broken plates.
And here is a current picture of the wall from today, August 3rd.
Until next time, happy tiling!