Friday, 23 July 2010

John Dory...fish, just to make a refreshing change!

I was asked some time ago now (too embarrassing to admit to just how long ago it was!!) to make some John Dory for a customer who had seen my Artisan submission all those years ago & fallen in love with the John Dory on my fresh wet fish table! As it has been pretty miserable, wet & cold here the last couple of days I had no excuse but to actually get on with the fish.......It made such a lovely change to get away from making all those sweet things & it seems that my customer is thrilled with her fish!


Having really got into "the swing" of making the fish, I had a little basket lying on my workbench & I decided to fill it with 3 more John Dory & ice..................



Did you know that the distinguishing feature of the black spot on their back is said to be a result of St Peter picking one up in the Sea of Galilee & leaving his thumbprint there! As the Sea of Galilee is a freshwater lake & John Dory are a salt water fish this is highly unlikely!! Nice idea though!

4 comments:

Art of Mini said...

Wow, the fish looks beautiful! Great job, it is lovely!

Patty said...

Linda, The fish are so well made and look very real! I can see why your customer was thrilled!!! Hope the sun comes out soon for you!

kimsminiatures said...

Nice job Linda. I've never heard of this fish. Hugs~ Kim

Kikka said...

Your fish are fabulous, and I Love the story about the thumbprint...