Friday, 10 April 2009

Mad as a fish

I love this image. I found it on a postcard at a fantastic flea market I went to when I was in France last summer. I'm sure he's not really mad but when I also found the very funny (and probably true!) quote in an old book I just thought the two went together really well.
My husband has a saying, which he probably made up himself, 'as mad as a fish', hence the fish images down the side of the ATC. The fish images came from the fab Paperstreet on Etsy by the way. I used Claudine's acrylics for the background and used Tim Holtz harlequin stamp to create the pattern.

Now, I just thought I would leave you with this picture today:

This is what happens when my Mum comes to stay. 'Ooh Katie, ' she says, 'I think I'll just have a little go with your alcohol inks.' Do you see the teeny weeny bit of space on the right of the table? That bit is what's left for me! Hmmmmm...............
Ciao for now...


  1. Love it. We say as mad as a badger or madder than a box of frogs. Have you got any of those? One thing about being housebound all week is that I have had lots of opportunity to get messy - mae a couple of atcs and a working on a journal page at the mo...

  2. Great card. I have a fridge magnet that says 'One in four people is unbalanced. Think of three friends, if they seem OK, you're the one!'
    In Australia it's 'as mad as a cut snake'.

  3. I read all of your blog today and I think that I could read it a million times over. Eleanor

  4. Oh, I like this! Is it Dan Leno? Fantastic expression on his face!

    BTW, thanks so much for visiting my blog. Pls feel free to take the buttons.

  5. Miss Kathryn! First, is this spoken for? Might it be for sale? If so let me know. You may not know it yet but I LOVE fish and find them very hard to resist! This is a beautiful whimsical masterpiece and I love it so!

    Next, thank you for stopping by and leaving such kind words on my blog today. It means more than you know, I so appreciate it! I am so happy to have met you recently and look very forward to getting to know you and your art even better. I'm going in and adding you to my links so I can find you quickly and pester you often!

    I hope you have a great weekend! Thanks again,

  6. You're definitely getting some creative time in, I'm loving what you are creating.

  7. So beautiful and tender! Your work is very fascinating. You must be a special person with many ideas about life, art. I do loved all images. Great! This is the only word to describe your talent! Thanks for that!


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