THE GOOD FORTUNE FISH
an Uncharteds Collection
A new mini series for December 2023
Thank you so much for visiting The Good Fortune Fish.
Please have a browse and see if anyone catches your eye.
The symbolism of fishes is vast and deep, just like their environment. An animal purely of water, they cannot survive outwith a watery world.
In Chinese Five Element Theory, water is the element of winter time.
Water can have very extreme differences - from a super stormy forceful dangerous sea to a hot safe calm bathtub.
Like the element of water, the emotion associated with it can also swing wildly in opposite directions. This element being Fear, which determines our will and motivation, natural flow and passion.
If we are out of balance here we can feel this fear as a worry for shit things that haven’t already happened, or an over cautiousness for action.
We can help support and balance this energy by keeping warm, enjoying warm soups and drinks, resting and slowing down and enjoying some quiet time, keeping hydrated… and avoiding negative mass media!
Also just being near or in water is good.. seeing a stream flowing, smelling sea air, or even a quick dip or cold shower will help balance this energy.
Or even!!!… simply having a wee sweet painted fishy character on your wall will help!
The Good Fortune Fish came about after A LOT of playing around and getting fairly frustrated and then playing some more. I hadn’t painted much all summer and so was out of touch with even the feel of paint. It almost felt like I was a beginner again, which was cool in some ways but very frustrating in others ways. It’s amazing how quick things become scary and alien.
There was a fair amount of tentative mark making, then getting annoyed and chucking paint around.. but nothing felt new or exciting… until… a fish appeared. The first one was very cartoon like but gave me the idea to do another one, and then another one.. and now there are 10!
The fortune of a fish
The companionship of a wish
A dinner shared
On a roll
Our grateful shoal
12345 once I caught a fish alive...
These fishies are selling at the lovely price of £123.45!! Woo hoo!
There’s one tiny wee peedie fishy called Evelyn and she is £67.89. I may add a few more of these wee ones if I get a chance…
And there are also 2 wild abstracty landscapes which are going for £100 each.
They are very simply framed and that is really how I can offer them at this price. I have basically adhered the paintings onto primed plywood board, sealed, vanished & waxed them, and attached hanging wire at the back.
So they are completely ready for you to put on your wall as soon as you get them.
If you are super keen to have one of my handmade wooden box frames to make it even more special, please get in touch to discuss.
Before you go...
How about checking out what's on sale....
Some paintings from The People of The Sea exhibition are now on sale.
More fishy goodness on offer....
My shop also now offers pay-in-3 at check-out.