Mermaids . . .
People ask me all the time,
"What's with the Mermaids?"
Well, I'll tell you.
When I was a very young girl I was afraid
of the water. I had to take swimming lessons
in the ocean and that made me nervous.
So I longed to be a mermaid.
This was before Splash
and the Disney movie.
I just wanted to be able to swim
I also had strawberry blonde hair,
and 45 years ago that was
not as common as it is today.
Or so I thought.
As I got older I noticed lots of
other red headed kids.
We have a kind of brother/sisterhood.
Red headed kids can get bullied.
I started collecting mermaids . . . All these photos came from my friend Anne who has been touring the south states these last five weeks and she sends me a picture of a mermaid every time she sees one!
This picture above, as you can see is my new banner.
This mermaid has the same hair I did 20 years ago,
same color and down to her bum!
These two mermaids below are hanging in my house. I don't have tons of mermaids
around these days, but I do still dream of being one. They are mystical and exotic
and fun to dream about . . . . I'm still not the best swimmer, but that doesn't seem to
matter anymore. The mermaid on the top is made from an old fence slat with can
pop tops as her bra and a Canada Dry tin can cut up for her tall. Love that.
This is picture below is one of my favorite pictures from Anne.
She looks like a siren right?
I guess the naughty siren part of it is more appealing now that I'm older.
Haha. We all want to still have it going on right?!