“The one that got away was T H I S B I G!”
Right. Fish tales about the size of the fish tails.
I’ve always had a thing for fish tails, too. I even made myself a mermaid in a college art class. The assignment was to create a life-size, not-boring self portrait. You can take a look at it in my very first post.
I’ve been drawing things with fish tails since forever. While I was digging around in my portfolios for a sea pony that I’d painted in high school, I found the lithographs I created in college. By the time I decided to change my major from Studio Art to Writing, I was just a few hours short of earning a minor in Art, so I continued with Lithography (I adored printmaking on stone, but metal plates were less labor intensive!).
And since I was also earning a Minor in French, I combined them both in one art project.
There is a second one with a dragon in a forest with fairies and more of the poem. I found a few of the proofs, but I couldn’t find the final prints. Not sure where they are. I had fun in poetry class, too, and took every opportunity to work fantasy elements into everything. I’m still a goober. 😀 And, no, I’m not going to translate. LOL
What fish tales have you heard or told? What are your favorite fish tail books or movies?