Sardines! In a can and with some carrots

hello! here’s another juicy post with new work and a few GIFS!!!

first up is the new member to the fish family, leafy fish. he is made similarly to the rest of the guys, except he isn’t based off any real fish per se. i wanted to make a transformative fish to get into my graduation portfolio that lightly references my carrot fish piece from earlier.

Sardines In a Can

Sardines in a Can Mobile GIF
Sardines in a Can Mobile GIF

the second mobile in the collection is sardines in a can. eight little blue pilchards freed from the confines of the can freely looking around at our dry world. how fun!

Lemon Carrot Mobile

Lemon Carrot Mobile GIF
Lemon Carrot Mobile GIF

lemon carrot is the latest mobile in the collection

this mobile is mostly further study into the process of making paper food and mobile design. i also wanted to create a scene where the fish aren’t really food themselves but instead admiring the food around them, such as we as terrestrial creatures often look at fish in wonder.

oh! but before i forget! just some notes, i’ve done a bit of updating to the site including some new galleries and including fantastic fish and a few illustration galleries. they have a few additional things i haven’t packed into a post just how the sketchpad page has some extras too.

bye bye friends, hope to see ya soon!


rosa n. xoxo


Fish on Sticks and Other Oddities


welcome yet to another post presenting my findings on more things “fish”. after many days of skipping school to work on these guys and peeling off massive amounts of glue skins, i was finally able to take a few nice shots.

A Blue Herring

 this little guy is my first fish on a stick.

next we have…

An Arctic Char

Brown Trout and Three Goldfish

with these smaller guys i made them their own little wire display so they can be a little more playful and animated that the other fish on sticks

these guys are excellent pets! no water, no feeding, no pooping and a lot more playful! order yours soon!

thanks for peeking!

Fish on Sticks


rosa n.

Delectable Sardines

hello friends!

it has been a big week at rosa headquarters! i left my night  job and have been working on some art. it was a good week, sad in some aspects, but good. now i know what it’s like to have a job, deal with money and have to file taxes. great! now back to being a student with long weekends, even if it’s only for 12 more weeks. 😦

but enough of my ramblings! after 14 scans and a lot of ram purring i was able to upload my latest creation!

its a can of sardines! created using watercolor, book and mulberry papers and mod podge to hold it together!

thanks for clicking by!

rosa n.


more stuff from watercolor 403

another semester is alive and kicking and i am doing my best to keep on making.

i’ve started signing up for a few local art shows and contests. i’m doing my best to push my my career ahead, especially now that graduation is 3 months away. *gulp?/yay!* one way is to maybe post more…i know i constantly say i will, put often don’t. hmmm… better stop being so flaky… :O.

today i’m posting some more stuff from last semester. it was more of a sketchbook/thinking/playing around type semester. it was fun, i made a bunch of small nice pieces that explored some ideas iv’e been having, but i don’t feel i made very many “powerful” pieces. nevertheless, they are enjoyable enough to look at. 🙂

more from my slug collection

some little collage experiments

and a couple of other little paintings of my ladys.



that’s that for now! …gotta get to work!


rosa n.