The word “Glumfish” is from Salman Rusdhie’s Haroun and the Sea of Stories where the story begins with a super sad city that had forgotten its name and had “a mournful sea full of glumfish, which were so miserable to eat that they made people belch with melancholy”.
I love the name – GLUMFISH – I find it to be quite poetic given my current state of “fibro-glum”.
Wondering what a Glumfish might look like I did some Glumfish BLOB-Pictures.
1. Took cheapie water-colors and wet a blob on the paper and droped LOTS of watercolor on the water blob and let it spread and dry.
outlined it with marker. Added some glum eyes and mouths.
3. Cut them out and put them on a piece of tissue paper.
4. Decided my Glumfish needed an aquarium. Found some tissue paper, added some sea-weed. Decided not to paste my glumfish down. They need to swim freely and not be STUCK.
It’s ok to be glum, just not stuck.