Friday, September 4, 2009

Day 117 - Recess [EDIT]

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I decided to start the catch-up process with this monstrosity of a bottle. Open up the "Didn't Turn Out as Expected" file, I have another addition. In fact, grab a glue-stick, this one is going on the cover.

So the idea was to make an aquarium in a bottle. The plan was to grab a handful of fishbowl pebbles, tint the water blue, and hang two or three fish effigies from the cap. The result? Three hours of cursing, rinsing nasty, fishy, dead-bug infested rocks, wrestling paperclips into fish shapes, and trying to figure out how to get the ugly faux fish to hang properly. I ended up missing another day of posting because of this bottle. I'll take responsibility for the three days I missed over the holiday, but yesterdays skip is on the hands of this blunder.

In this bottle is a drop or two of blue food coloring, blue "fishbowl" pebbles, water, and a paperclip, bent into a fish shape, covered in tinfoil, and hung from the cap via dental floss. The guy on the label is casting his line into a small pond. It looks as if he snagged the tiny, shiny foil fish in the bottle.

One down, four to go,

P.S. - A close-up on the fishy fiend...

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