The Fishing Hole-Miniscape #3
The leaves are made from cat littler, the plants collected beside the road, the hill is styrofoam covered with a plaster-mache mix, the fish are polymer clay from my hot little hands. The water is resin, which always intimidates me because it’s so freaking expensive you will kick yourself (as I have!) if you screw it up.
This is my third attempt at a miniscape and I’m taking notes so the next one will be better.
But the story I tell myself as I work away the hours has been fun. You see, I’m there and I saw this interesting tree being undercut by the creek and thought, “I bet there’s fish in that hole!” So I came back, slid down the bank and caught a couple of those bait-stealing bream. I kept glancing back at the hole under the bank, wondering, what might come out of that hole and attack me? my nightmare five pound jungle spider? a pissed off mama raccoon? a water moccasin?…but I bravely pressed on.
Many mosquito bites later, I caught the catfish and triumphantly climbed the bank, flushed with success. But I never even noticed that big bass hiding behind the weeds.