Friday, January 10, 2014

- Folk art fish growth chart

Originally posted in On the Trail:

Griffin's growth chart was definitely a collaborative effort ... I scanned Pinterest for ideas, from which Meg chose one. Pop Pop cut out the fish from a sketch that I did on waxed paper. After he sanded it down, Meg painted the stripes (rusticly ... if that's a word). I noodged some frou-frou wooden numbers with sand paper to make them a little less loopy, then Pop Pop painted and attached them.

The finishing touches included wood-burned inch marks (Pop Pop), hand twisted gray rope (yours truly), and an octopus tentacle hanger (Meg). Paul got into the act when it came to hanging the fish, which now resides in Griffin's room.

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