An Oyster with Legs
The only bumper sticker I’ve ever had on my car was, “Eat fish Live Longer/Eat Oysters Love Longer”.
I have a long & passionate relationship with Oysters.
I had my first raw oyster in Baltimore, with my aunt, when I was about 7.
….so, when the Oyster Recovery Partnership got in touch with AvantGarb, wanting an oyster mascot, I was over the moon!
It turns out, the hardest part in making an oyster is figuring out what color the oyster is. Is it grey? pinkish? taupe? ochre? is there a tinge of blue? a hint of purple?
The answer is all of the above.
Those little swatches of fabric on the left are only a fraction of the dye samples we made. The Oyster
Recovery people helped us narrow the choice down. Shelly is a blue-ish grey.
…and Shelly has some fabulous seaweed hair.
Shelly promotes good-living in a healthy habitat for oysters.
Shelly is an oyster with personality, style and pizazz and a big-heart for oysters!
©Jennifer Smith 2015