A wild girl from the sea painted on old deck board

“She came from the ocean, this wild girl from the sea, her hair flowing southwards, she walked towards me.”  The Mermaid by Michael Faudet. “Wild girl from the sea”.  Acrylic on reclaimed cedar deck board.  Approx 6 X 26.  Twine handle. Seahorses were stamped on.  Sea shells from various parts of the world are attached […]

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TBT – Shakespeare said it best

I would like to thing that Shakespeare must have felt the urge to visit some of the faraway places he frequently used as settings in his plays. In The Merchant of Venice, he writes of the business conducted on the Rialto, a bridge that still stands today and of Belmont, an area that only existed […]

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The ocean is her watery ballroom

Another mermaid has been added to my altered travel pamphlet from Capri. The mixed media I used include acrylics, gelatos, watercolour pencils, sponges, and stamps. The glitter is Folk Art’s Extreme Glitter acrylic paint. It is a transparent silver glitter that I often use when I need a bit of glam in my journals. I […]

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She lures young men to the depths of the turquoise sea

“Darwin may have been quite correct in his theory that man descended from the apes of the forest, but surely woman rose from the frothy sea, as resplendent as Aphrodite on her scalloped chariot.” ~Margot Datz, A Survival Guide for Landlocked Mermaids. The quotation seems appropriate for the mermaid I have painted today in a […]

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This mermaid sings a melancholy song for her lost love.

“I have seen them riding seaward on the waves Combing the white hair of the waves blown back When the wind blows the water white and black. We have lingered in the chambers of the sea By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown Till human voices wake us, and we drown.” ~T.S. Eliot, The […]

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