Author: Minette Visser

March 1, 2018 / / VISUAL
February 15, 2018 / / VISUAL
February 9, 2018 / / VISUAL
January 31, 2018 / / TACTILE
December 21, 2017 / / TACTILE


Most people would, upon seeing this picture, think “cute” and that would be that.

But around the same time I saw this kitten, I also saw these bears. “Cute”.

But not me.

Oh no.

Thinking “cute” is too easy.

I had to immediately whittle a cat.

December 17, 2017 / / TACTILE
December 13, 2017 / / BLOG

So you know how, when you view Creative Fisheries on a mobile device / non-computer screen?

It like, totally sucks.

And in addition, in stead of the sleek beautiful fonts we had chosen

Webfonts went ahead and broke the fonts and then it looked like

November 1, 2017 / / VISUAL

Now the seal is a strange creature, in’it? Not particularly beautiful, yet graceful in the water. Playful. We look into the seal’s big black eyes and wish we could wrap ourselves in her skin, that we could rather gaze on the beautiful woman we perceive. We would entrap and enslave her, we would have her bear our children, perfect children, and we would tap all joy from her life to satisfy our own momentary desires.

October 16, 2017 / / BLOG

So you know that feeling when your to-do list is 101 pages long (and that is only for the list of personal art projects you have ideas for, I  haven’t even counted the should-do list) and you go visit your mother and she’s like “I’m giving up knitting for crocheting and I’ll be using cotton exclusively here’s all my knitting supplies and your dead grandmother’s knitting supplies too” and it’s a stash that’s bigger than your stash at home is and your mind says “where will I keep it?” but your craft fingers reach in and pull out 25 mm needles and  the softest wool you’ve ever experienced and you just have to immediately start knitting up a cable scarf that is going to be too warm to ever wear because of climate change and you just don’t care because it’s the most wonderful wool you’ve ever knitted with?

September 4, 2017 / / VISUAL
August 26, 2017 / / TACTILE

The day I finished this set of earrings, I saw three white-bellied sunbirds, and I’m 90% certain I saw a black sunbird too

July 26, 2017 / / VISUAL

“I don’t know if you’re aware of this, Josephine, but African parrots, in their native homes of the Congo, they only speak French?”

July 1, 2017 / / BLOG
June 28, 2017 / / VISUAL
June 18, 2017 / / VISUAL



The very first set of paintings I had up at an exhibition in a real art gallery (as opposed to the community hall) contained a panel where a hummingbird and a dragon play a macabre tug-of-war

June 1, 2017 / / BLOG
May 24, 2017 / / TACTILE

Star Realms is a super fun two-player card game. The only downside is that when we put on the card protector sleeves, they wouldn’t fit into the original box. And the life counters. The life counter cards don’t work. We had received the game as a gift, and included in the gift were two sets of 10-sided die. But we didn’t like this as life counters either.

So, lots of issues with Star Realms. The solutions?

First off, a new box: