"I must be a mermaid...I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living"
I really do love mermaids. These intangible, mercurial creatures are my muses when making my paper doll art. There are no rules and no limits to my imagination when designing my mermaids.
"I am forever drawn to the ocean. I find the ocean mesmerizing, dangerous, and calming at the same time. Maybe it's the vast unknown that is attractive. So to me, mermaids embody the ocean and all its mystery, danger, and beauty. There's something about mermaids that is devastatingly romantic and elusive".
So when I sit down to make my paper dolls I mix a little of my hopeless romantic side with a bit of my love for haute couture fashion and the end result is always something different.
Mermaid Paper Doll 70 - "Chrysanthemum Joy"
Mermaid Paper Doll 71 - "Blue Swan"
Mermaid Paper Doll 72 - "Ghostly Sea Dragon"
Mermaid Paper Doll 73 - "Red Barnacles"
Mermaid Paper Doll 74 - "Sweet Plum"
Of course, I especially love stumbling upon those unique mermaid finds that totally grabs my attention! One of the best places to look is on Etsy.
Mermaid Screenprint by Roddy and Ginger
Merbunny by Etsy seller Alexis Colbert
Mermaid Rocking Boat by Enchanted Pumpkin Art
Old School Tattoo Mermaid Paper Doll by Leila of Illustrated Ink.
Mermaid Paper Doll by Celena and Martin of The Filigree
Mermaid Fish Lady Paper Doll by Crankbunny
Mermaid Jointed Paper Doll by Five and Nineteen
Lost Pearl Articulated Paper Doll Set by Wool and Water
Kim Kardashian's Mermaid Halloween 2012 Costume (Photos: Getty Images)
Mermaid Child Costume (Photo: Parent Magazine)
DIY Mermaid Costume (Photo: Erika McConnell/Halloween Celebrations)
Girl's Boutique Mermaid Costume Kit and Tutorial by Madd Hands
In addition, I had to share these absolutely gorgeous photographs by the talented Russian artist Nika Kurnosova. Her photographs with Olga Moskvina as the mermaid are like pre-Raphaelite paintings that capture the mystery and beauty of mermaid folklore.
A peak into "Mermaid Cove's" store front window.
Day of the Dead mermaid plus other fun, quirky mermaid finds.
I love the mermaid bookends!
Mermaid ornaments galore!!! I know what Carlos will be getting me for Christmas!
Pretty mermaid purse.
A gorgeous copper mermaid weather vane that I love, love, love!
And that's my mermaid rap! Thanks for stopping by and go live deeply!