That phrase formed the basis of a challenge for the members of Women Against the Grain, an art quilting group of which I'm a member. The object of the challenge: to come up with a fiber art representation of the words Something Fishy, using a 12 x 12 format.
We got the challenge in November.
We had two months to rise to the occasion.
This evening, January 23, 2012, we revealed our responses. What a lively display! Here are a few of our images:
|Sandi Schrader being nibbled by a trigger fish|
|Carol Vinick's representation of the maritime life of an island off the coast of Ireland|
|Linda Walter experimenting with paintsticks|
|Betty Warner's take on goldfish and buried treasure|
|Judy Ross's line drawing|
|Sandy Morawski's undersea scene|
And here's my own response: a seafood cookbook.
|I dedicated it to the members of Women Against the Grain|
|I included 10 of my favorite seafood recipes. This one's blurry, but it's a recipe for Greek salad with tuna, from Gourmet. This is one of my go-to recipes for hot weather. Let me know if you want a non-blurry copy and I'll share it with you.|
|Scallops with prawns on brochette from the Ark Cookbook, a gift from our friend Faith, who lives in Seattle. This is our favorite recipe for shellfish on the grill.|
|Swordfish brochettes, from Anissa Helou's Mediterrranean Street Food. This is our favorite recipe for fin fish on the grill|
The next 12 x 12 challenge, due at the end of March: Race. It can be a noun or a verb, but it has to be 12 x 12. And the challenge is on!