Thursday, October 26, 2006

Fall Fishwear

For that Halloween party, I decided to go as an Aquarium. I will wear goggles & my flowery bathing suit, and a long-sleeved blue shirt with fish attached to it. So I spent some time yesterday producing some cartoon fish out of posterboard and paint. (Good old undergraduate acrylics: all that's left of my liberal-arts brush with studio art.)

I think they turned out pretty well! Maybe I can find another use for them. There are more than I've inexpertly photographed and posted here. (And they're not all surly-looking, by the way: some of them are quizzical or distractedly content.)

I still have a soft spot for crafts projects: that much hasn't changed since age five.

So last night got to be that inevitable evening when your roommate comes home — I think this happens to everybody at least once — and you're caught at the dining table listening to Bartok really loudly and painting cartoon fish on posterboard. He took it in stride.

In other news, I had a nice long lunch today with Grandpa & Fran, who were on their way through Connecticut, mid–New England trip. We spent a good couple of hours in a nice Italian restaurant that's just down the street from my place. It's been a good week for catching up with family.


Blogger Nate said...

Sort of high concept; very odd. Those are some not entirely happy-looking fish you'll be wearing, but they're nicely done.

My costume plan is slouching towards beatnik (black turtleneck + black pants + costume beret + fake facial hair), AKA the kind of outfit that gets you hit by a car when you're walking to a party at night. At least I can keep my sunglasses off until I get there.

10/26/2006 9:47 PM  

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