Friday, January 25, 2013

A True Fish Tale

Many years ago, while at Sears waiting for the autodepartment to install a new battery on my car, I killed time by wanderingthrough their pet department. As I walked down the fish aisle I spotted onelone brown fish swimming in a huge tank. I found out it was a goldfish and itseemed because its color, or lack of, no one wanted him.

I left Sears with a new battery and a brown fish I named Pyrite –aka fool’s gold.  

 Every day I talked to Pyrite and told him (I had decided itwas a male) that I loved him no matter color he was. It didn’t happen overnightbut very slowly his color began to change. And, in a matter of months Pyritebecame a truly beautiful goldfish.

I like to think that it was my love for this ugly ducklingfish that made the difference. But in the end it really doesn’t matter. Ididn’t love him less when he was brown and I didn’t love him more because hewas now a beautiful golden color.

There is really no connection with my tale and the fish tagthat I made for this Blog Hop, except that they both received a lot of love.You be the judge if you think my tag turned out beautiful J
I received the lovely Fisherwoman Stamp from VLVS. My goal was to have fun with the oldie but goodie stamp. I added two other VLVS and went with a Sushi theme. I especially like that the gal is wearing heels while she fishes. Very classy, don't you think?



Supplies
Three stamps from VLVS -Fisherwoman , A fish out of water. , One man's sushi is another man's bait.
Manila Tag
7 Gypsies Epicurean Paper
Red Brocade Ribbon
Maya Road Black Ribbon
Mini Staple
Miracle Tape
A Bit of Black Bling
Silver Fish Charm
-

23 comments:

  1. Great collage Fisherwoman tag :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. I want to catch some Sushi...........well salmon or shrimp. LOVE your designs!!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. This is so cute!!!! And I DO love that she's wear heels to fish! Doesn't everyone?

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great tag!!!
    LOVED your goldfish story!!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Your fish tale and tag are each really special!!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. This is just a fun time I love that stamp!

    ReplyDelete
  7. This is so cute. I love the goldfish.

    ReplyDelete
  8. What a wonderful story! And I love the heels on her.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love your fishy story! Great tag!

    ReplyDelete
  10. what a cool way to use her!

    ReplyDelete
  11. There's something fishy about this tag. Hahaha. Love it.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Cute tag, I love that she's wearing heels I've worn a denim skirt but I put on my sneakers when I went fishing!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Enjoy the witty appropriateness of the words too

    ReplyDelete
  14. Your tag for the blast from the past is great and I love your story!!!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Great tag! Love the story too! I have a fondness for goldfish too!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Wonderful story and tag, too! :)

    ReplyDelete