And I thought the teenage girls at my daughter's slumber party could eat! These piranha-like koi at Dole Plantation here on Oahu are both captivating and repulsive to watch -- they are the most beautiful shades of orange and yellow, but when they eat, they pile on top of each other, clamoring for any morsel that their mouths can find.
They are also the subject of the layout that I created for this week's sketch challenge at Two Peas in a Bucket:
I gathered together five photos from our fish-feeding-turned-fish-frenzy encounter, and placed them over a misted, patterned background. I placed strips between the photo blocks, incorporating patterned strips that I had cut along with the some of the strips that you find at the bottom of patterned papers.
The journaling mentions how the fish frightened a tourist who had ventured near and peeked over the rail. She screamed and went running in the other direction.
The idea that the fish could evoke a sense of terror in others eventually led Z and I to speculate about whether, if someone fell in, the fish would eat that person alive. We also wondered how long that would take. I omitted that part from the journaling. It might lead to the splatters on the layout being misinterpreted. :)
I'd love it if you would play along with the sketch challenge! The added perk is that if you do, you'll be entered to win a gift certificate to Two Peas. The challenge runs from today through next week.