Monday, August 1, 2011
Something fun to start the week... I have been fascinated by sharks for as long as I can remember. The earliest memory that I have of them would have to be when my father thought that I was asleep on the sofa while he watched Jaws. I was 5 years old. I remember dreaming that the sofa was a boat floating in shark infested waters. Somehow, that experience turned into curiosity rather than fear. I went on to devour every single shark book that our public library had to offer. I even won 1st place in my 5th grade science fair with a life-sized paper mache shark that my grandmother and I made. That shark was incredible right down to the teeth which were cut out of old Clorox bottles. I also made a shark egg casing out of a plastic newspaper bag filled with water tinted with yellow food coloring and a small, foam ball representing the egg. Hard to explain, but I'm still proud of it to this day! I've attached an illustration by Gillian Bradshaw-Smith. I would love it as a print! Enjoy and Happy Shark Week!