Friday, 27 July 2007

The fish and the moon book


Illustration sketches for a book I started but never finished (1993)

This was a story about a fish that feels the moon pulling on the tides. It decides it wants to somehow travel to the moon since it doesn't feel like it fits in with the shoal anyway, and the moon seems to be calling it. Hmm, wonder what I was feeling when I came up with that! I've talked to some of you about this book on email so I was pleased when I stumbled across a few of the drawings last week. The book was to be illustrated half with drawings and half with photo's of 3D collages that contained jewellery sculptures. I even found one of the sketchbooks for the book. I had totally forgotten about making tiny little silver wings that strapped onto the back of a carved tagua nut fish. I may show more when I have more time.

Thanks for all the comments on that last post, it was feeling pretty ranty and definitely needed to vent a bit. Since then we have been blessed with some sun and today it's been nearly all sun and lots of perfect blustery linen drying wind.


I'm still not on the computer much (not reading blogs at all and not checked email for a week) as I'm still having a bit of bother with my eyes (has taken 3 hours to type this!) and also I need all my time and energy for getting other things done. But for those of you that willed my cold away... I got over the worst of it pretty quickly with huge doses of echinacea and cat's claw. Unfortunately I managed to gain a hideously painful shoulder/arm/wrist injury on my 1st day back with Lucy. Luckily Mr P has been able to cover for me so she's finally getting out (she was restricted for 1 week due to a foot injury). Have a brilliant weekend folks.

9 comments:

stephanie said...

This drawing is magical....

fish swimming to the moon...

I do hope you are feeling better.

Amy said...

Great to hear the weather has cleared up for you. :) It's been raining for days here and oh-so-gloomy. I'm feeling a little depressed--are people supposed to feel like this during this type of weather?

On other news, I've bought myself some paint to dabble in for the weekend. yay! :) (I know this is irrelevant, but thought you might like the thoughts of paint tubes filled with wonderful colours! It sure brightened up my day.)

melanie said...

Those drawings are lovely and the story sounds fascinating. Maybe it is time to revisit it?

*melanie from www.meli-mello.com

Marta Miguel said...

Nice to see yours drawings.Well i hope stop rainning and the river brings you a new fish loving the moon night.

Anonymous said...

Hi Cally,
I'm Lori Park writing from Marrakech to say thankyou for your kind remark about my sculptures on the "mymarrakesh" blog -

A TV documentary is being released internationally about my work (& my solo Museum of Marrakech exhibition)by AP-TV!Please let me know if you see it!
Best wishes, Lori
newpark333@yahoo.com

Janet said...

Oh, I love the story about the fish swimming to the moon ~ so sweet and peaceful.

Hope you are feeling better...

cruststation said...

So sorry you've been unwell, hope you are feeling better. Really love your drawings for the book, very beautiful and what a magical story.

Uschi said...

I'm really curious about the whole story!!! Beautiful drawings!!!!

simple me said...

hi Cally,
I'm over here wishing you some undisturbed moments for you to finish that book ... well maybe it will be a different book because time has passed but I think you should finish it when you have the time. really you should it is beautiful!
I hope you are better now and don't worry about things ... it makes it worst.
xxx

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...