For this challenge, I combined #62 from Wendy Wetzel, "Notan" and Pam Harris's #43, "Under the Sea" -- and while combining those would give me the wonderful title "No Tan Under the Sea", I decided not to inflict that on you!
Notan involves the use of pieces cut from one side and "reflected" on the other, and I realized as soon as I got started that picking a batik was a fortunate choice! I started with the vertical line of reflection from a piece of the batik, then made a curved cut that would cover a missing piece of the background fabric. It then seemed only logical to add a few more cut-outs in those lines -- and I could put in scraps of the blue behind those shapes!
And because they seemed to need it, I used fabric paint for the eyes of the fishes.
It's been a wonderful run for the Fast Friday Fabric Challenge. I thank you all for participating!