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Seeing Stars

The Secret Life of Starfish

by Denise Adams

tagged: marine life, photography
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Description

What are starfish up to in their spare time? Perhaps they meet for underwater picnics, or set up a telescope to view their star cousins in the night sky. Maybe they make sand-angels, or arm wrestle each other? Using live critters in homemade sets, artisan Denise Adams dreams up whimsical and often humorous scenes depicting the “secret” life of common starfish, and pairs them with quirky, fun text. Mindful of the welfare of each starfish in her care, Denise meticulously prepares each display in advance. She takes the photos in outdoor light, then the wet wiggly stars are promptly returned to a fish bowl of fresh seawater until the next photo shoot. The well-fed cast of characters are lovingly returned to the sea within three or four days. The result is a creative meditation on the hidden habits of the wild creatures living all around us. Featuring dozens of original scenes, this lively gift book in the style of Nancy Rose’s The Secret Life of Squirrels will leave readers smiling and dreaming up their own starfish scenarios.

About the Author
Denise Adams has been a nature enthusiast since childhood. Her interest in drawing wildlife and painting landscapes is what drew her to leave New Brunswick for the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. These days her main occupation is in custom coastal home design and landscape consultations for the area of St. Margaret's Bay, Nova Scotia. She blends her interest in nature, art, and photography in her writing and is the author of Atlantic Coastal Gardening, The Little Book of Sea and Soul, and For the Love of Lobster.
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