This is a second submission of the same photos - the first didn't pick up as jpegs. Sorry for the confusion>
Hello - Thanks for the fun challenge.
I was born with the fish as my inner animal - being a Pisces and with the maiden last name of Gill......it was destiny!!
My 'fish' is a shiny carp that I modified dramatically from a carp on an antique serving tray. It was photographed, scanned, transferred and layered with linen below and silk, metallic fabric and Angelina Fibers above; using a fabric marker to accent areas. The background was a mono-printed piece of gray silk that was quilted with silver thread; then painted with Lumiere over the quilting. (The batting is flannel doubled).
She's shiny, bright, kinda sassy and has a few rough edges - my kinda gal!!