“And above all,
watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you,
because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.
Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
― Roald Dahl

Monday, January 8, 2018

The fish fly at night...

Take A Word challenge this week is 'Fish'


  1. It looks nice.

  2. Intriguing page. Reminds me of a Doctor Who Christmas special, A Christmas Carol

  3. I love it! You nailed this challenge!

  4. Like the colors and the idea puts a lot of imagination into action

  5. A wonderful and whimsical take on the challenge...beautiful work.

  6. I'm even later this week than I have been. I simply adore your digital entries. Your flying fish are looking for water, especially since we have been so dry here in KS. This is a real beauty, Marfi. I love it.

  7. Since I can't seem to stay current with your art, may I please add your blog to my left sidebar? It will notify me when your blog updates. Of course, I will only do it if you give me permission.

  8. What a happy scene with the dancing girls and all the colorful fish in the pink sky above, it's so pretty and totally unexpected. You should do a book of your artwork!

  9. You asked about Citrus Magic. I have used both turpinoid (a non-smelling turpentine) and Citra Solv on Natl Geo mag pages. It is something in the clay that the pages are made from that make this technique work with them. I have also used a rubbing compound made for cleaning copper, called Nevr Dull on Natl Geo pages. The Nevr Dull works on other magazine pages, too. I'll send you some links once I find them. Be aware photos were taken with my OLD worthless camera, though.

  10. Here is the post on Nevr Dull:


    Here are three on turpentine (must be done outside):




    and here are some on Citra Solv:


    This is where I compare costs of each of the techniques:


    Let me know if you try any of these experiments, dear.

  11. Your art made me think of this quote: “The air was so damp that fish could have come in through doors and swum out the windows, floating through the atmosphere in the rooms”, by Gabriel García Márquez, in One Hundred Years of Solitude.

    Love it.

  12. A stunning, vibrantly coloured piece of surreal art. Superb.

  13. I may be repeating myself. Left a comment but it didn't go through. Love your rich and vibrantly coloured piece of surreal. SUPERB!

  14. This is "right up my alley" as they say! Blessings and hugs to you!

  15. Oh wow so magical. Love the pink too x


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