Tuesday, March 29, 2016

march 2016. Felted Creatures. day 29. Goldie

Like lots of other little kids at the time, I had wanted a goldfish when I was in grade school. My mother finally relented and off we went in search of the perfect little fish. Excited about having my own fish, I read all I could about their care and feeding. Too bad they didn't have a Fish for Dummies book at the time. It would have saved me a lot of heartache. Despite all my good intentions, little Goldie didn't last very long and I decided to stick with furry land animals instead. 

Months ago, I attended an out of state wedding and ended up having dinner one night in a local restaurant. They told us it would be around a half hour wait for a table. There were enormous fish tanks, about 15 feet long (4.5 meters), which served as room dividers. The fish were all at eye level and the tanks were beautifully lit. I stood and watched all the fish dart among the plants and bubbles, almost forgetting I was waiting for a table. Easy to get lost in the magic of watching those fish glide around in their watery world.

Today, a goldfish of sorts, for those of you who had one as a kid.

Goldie (9" or 23 cm) is made of needle felted wool.


  1. Goldie is gorgeous! And your staging magnificent! Corinna, your work is beautiful!

    I remember, when my husband and I lived in our first apartment, losing a goldfish to the chlorinated water that came from our taps—painful to know we'd unwittingly brought on that wee creature's death.

    Many years later, one of our kids inherited a friend's turtle Slick for whom we bought a little bag of a dozen or so 1/2" feeder fish. Those who didn't get eaten by Slick went on to grow for years to at least 9", like Goldie!

    1. Awful when fish don't make it.

      Didn't know the feeders got that big! Lucky those that got to grow up and be big guys.

  2. Just keep swimming, swimming...


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