Fish Tale

June 14, 2016

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The idea for this design came from a postcard I received from a relative a few years ago. She was visiting a family member who was studying a term in New Zealand. Having not long before taken up fly fishing, she used the opportunity to practice in one of the most beautiful countries known for the sport. When I read the post card she sent from her trip, one short line stood out that made me laugh. "Got my purse wet." Who takes their purse fishing with them? It made me envision her out standing in a stream with a large leather handbag hanging from the crook of her arm. Queen Elizabeth in hip waders. As it turns out, she later explained, it was a small tote. In New Zealand the lakes rise and fall with the ocean tides. She had just put her "purse" on a stump jutting up out of the lake and the water level gradually rose before she realized it got to her tote. Little did she know that it would spawn a catch phrase for me. Now any time I bid farewell to a friend I tell them, "Don't get your purse wet!" But for the design the opposite matters. Get your purse wet. Get out and enjoy nature. Just leave it as you found it. And don't forget to pay attention to rising water!


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