I have been meaning to get Denise Pannell's prints
shared....just haven't gotten all of my notes on yet.
(The light blue fish was shared right away)
Spring is a good time to do unit on fish....Kiddies
can do a clean up of a nearby stream....You can draw
live fish in class (kiddies take home the fish
when finished - with parent permission of course).
Goldfish are cheap - the rewards are great. Beta fish
(Fighting Siamese fish) are cool too - but pricey.
Most of the time I did an assortment of fish - one
fish per table in quart jar.
Anyways - here are Denise's print so far:
Only the first one has a larger image. I spent about
an hour trying to decide which ones to use - they were
all wonderful! Too bad the neat border
design doesn't show up in the red/green print (I will
add a larger image for that one soon).
Those fanciful prints from the 17th century are neat
too (lithographs I believe). Louis Renard (1678 -
From a post by Ellen Sears:
"During the Age of Enlightenment a new interest in
scientific inquiry based on direct observation and
reason. Renard's work is clouded by embellishment,
exaggeration, and outright falsification.... the brief
descriptive remarks are nothing more than
We are asked to believe that the spiny lobster lives
in the mountains, hates snakes, climbs trees, likes to
eat fruit and lays red-spotted blue eggs as large as
those of a pigeon." Or the walking fish - "I kept it
alive for three days in my house; it followed me
everywhere with great familiarity, much lie a little