Saturday, September 16, 2006

Change...is good!


Change- Second piece for I-Fri challenge. "A little known fact that Jack ( of Jack in the beanstalk fame) actually grew up to be a talented horticulturist! He is best known now for his money tree. 'You have to know the proper change to feed it.' He says."

Change- Illustration Friday's weekly challenge. The first thing I thought of was a flounder and what a fascinating change they go through in life. Did you realize that they are born with an eye on either side of their heads? Just like other fish? AND that the right eye actually MIGRATES slowly to the left side of the fish over time?

23 comments:

taittems said...

Cute ideas and atractive illos! Mary (Iagik)

Jana Bouc said...

Interesting info and clever drawings and concepts...didn't know that about flounders (or money trees!).

himavant said...

cannot agree more >> change is good. GOOD!

the enigma said...

flounder's eyes are migrate? i didn't know that. interesting.. lovely illo.

Lucho said...

wow exelent!!

georg said...

Well done. Your flounder is very detailed and beautiful - and thanks for the story.

Where do you buy the money-tree? I could use one at my balcony..

greetings - georg

Sarah said...

I love fish and your flounder is wonderful. Proper change - nice!

carla said...

I love the money tree! I also really love the bit about flounders... fascinating! Two great illos:>

AndyDoodler said...

Great ideas and illustrations!

Toni said...

wow I didn't know that about the flounder. Great illos and information

Jaimie said...

I love your flounders! migrating eyes! kinda cool and creepy all at once.
great money tree. I want one.

Michelle Lana said...

thank you ellen.
Truly appreciate the message.
It's quite hard to understand that he is gone..
thank you for stopping by - great work...

Amy Zaleski said...

No way! That is unbelieveable (about the migrating eyes)! Very nicely demonstrated here. And the money tree is a great idea. Thanks for your nice comments on my "F" and the farm, too.

andrea said...

Both educational, entertaining *and* aesthetically pleasing. You just nailed a triple threat, Ellen! :)

stacey m said...

cool, i didn't know that!!

steve said...

More great artwork from you here! I really do need to take some of Jack's wisdonm and incorporate into my own life. The flounder drawings and facts are just amazing!

Halloweenville said...

haha that jack and the beanstalk one cracks me up!

the enigma said...

hi ellen, thanks for your kind comments! ^_^

ValGalArt said...

i did not know these things! Interesting, fun, well done and educational too!

DEW said...

This are both great! And yes, we have a similar sense of humor (scary - ain't it). Thank you very much for your lovely comments!

I love both of these but I especially like the fish renderings - they are fab! I'll look forward to your next illo!!!

Rrramone said...

Ellen, love them both. Good thinking. :-)

kg said...

hey, thanks for stopping by my blog again! i love these both - especially the flounder illo - i did NOT know that about the eye!

ps where can i get a tree like that? ;-)

Michael O'Connell said...

great story about jack and even after drawing thousands of fish… i had forgotten that info about the flounder… wonderful illos…

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