I’ve been good and working in the studio 4-5 days a week, but I did take some time to help Katie dye her hair:

And to set up her new aquarium and now I can’t get Dory’s song out of my head…LOL.  “Just keep swimming, swimming….”

She is setting up a planted aquarium and has been pretty excited about her new project. We set it up last weekend:

Then I got bitten by the aquarium bug HARD.  I’ve had aquaria and ponds all my life, from little 10 gallons like Katie’s to a pair of breeding oscars in a 100 gallon tank, and Mike had a reef aquarium (*coughmoneypitcough*) for a few years, but for the past few years it’s just been the ponds.  And they are no fun during these long New England winters.  So I started searching Craigslist and found a 56 gallon aquarium!  I didn’t really have room for a big tank, but the 56 gallon is a tall tank with a small footprint and I have the perfect place for it.

Craigslist kinda scares me.  The last time I responded to an ad, I met the guy in a parking lot and took John with me, and all was fine.  If I put an ad in Craigslist, it’s usually to give away baby koi or water lilies, and they have to come to my home, and that’s really scary so I haven’t done that in awhile.  But I couldn’t really ask the guy to meet me in a parking lot with a big fish tank, so I brought my dear friend Nancy with me as a bodyguard, LOL!

Turns out I bought an aquarium from Ben Kingsley. Well, he kinda looked like Gandhi.   A nice little bald guy and his wife who teach school.

I’m going to wait a few weeks before starting to work on it (first project:  a stand), because well, I did promise to take some custom orders!  And I need to sell some customs before I can start buying fish!  And I certainly don’t want to horn in on Katie’s fishy excitement.