I've been asked by a few of my friends to help clear up a couple of misconceptions. These would be my errrr ehhhhmmm my Mermaid friends. Yep mermaids. It seems they are tired of all the silly stories going around about them always wishing they had legs. Or worse yet that all they ever do is pine away under the sea crying buckets because they have fallen in love with a human, and will forever be separated.
To set the record straight first they have plenty of hunky "merguys" (look I didn't make up these names, I'm just the messenger here), to be bothering with "landguys" Besides they have been walking on dry land far longer then 2 legged humans have. See they got here first. You know the seas were made on day 2-3 something like that. After God made land he asked the Merlandians if they would like to live in this garden where there were all these great apple trees (but they couldn't eat any of the apples) The Merlandians said naw so God had to create humans. Okay so you know this part we'll just be skipping ahead. :) When A&E decided to sneak an apple cuz no one would ever know, it was the Merlandians that ratted... okay okay informed God of the human's transgression. :) Skipping ahead again God said "how can I ever reward you ??? and the Merlandians said, how about giving us legs and lungs so we can dry out every so often??" Sure no problem said God. Come by tomorrow and I'll give you a magical talisman that will let you walk and breath on land. Next day just like he promised God had a magic talisman for them.
So from then on the Merlandians could walk on land to "deprunify" It's mostly the mermaids though cuz the merguys are to manly to worry about a bit of pruning. Well that and it could be that the magic talisman is a necklace with a semi nude mermaid hanging on it. :)
Every so often my mergirl-friends come by and ask me to make them outfits so they can be cute girls on land. They tend to like a longer skirt, you know it covers up the pruny skin as it dries out :) This little number is a new one for fall. We are trying something a bit different this season. We have this blue jumper made with some of that permanently wrinkled material. Not to sure if it's going to go over yet but we'll have to see. I made a stretch cotton skirt in brown to go under the jumper.
Stretch is always good. Sometimes it takes awhile to slim down when your losing a lot of "water weight" ;)
Added a little flower print false slip and tea dyed lace at the bottom. Draws the eye away from the hips as they are slimming down ;)
I'm sure you also noticed the lovely necklace Annalise has on while she is modeling, yes?? Well if you didn't go back up there and look, hurry up we'll wait. That dear Bloglandians is the magical talisman God made for the Merlandians so they could walk and breath out of water.
All those millenniums ago he (God) scooped up a hand full of pine resin and make some nice little beads. When he was done he had a couple of larger blobs that had a few bugs stuck in it so he strung them on with the little ones. By now those beads are nice and hard are called amber. They carry the wisdom and positive chi of the earth. He made the blue beads from the blue sand on the island of Atlantis, by rolling the sand in his hands till it became blue glass. Into the blue glass he blew the gifts of trust and acceptance. He added 4 small green sea glass beads as a reminder of the power simple water has to change the course of the mountain.
He created the mermaid out of molten pewter to remind the wearer "to thine own self be true
It was the Merlandians who added the silk sari ties, as a reminder that a simple silk thread is strong enough to bind a people together.
At the very end of the strips of sari they tied 2 beautiful shells. If you place them up to your ear you can hear the ocean calling her children home. That's why no Merlandian has ever stayed on land. They are as much a part of the ocean as the ocean is a part of them. Although the mermaid has become pitted and worn away, and the resins are now petrified with the passage of time there is still enough magic to allow Merlandians to walk among humans. :)
Okay are we straight on the historical facts now??? No more sappy stories about mermaids sitting on rocks crying buckets cuz they wish they had 2 pegs to walk on!!!
Have a most audacious today or tomorrow depending on where in the world you are ;)
PS. If you too would like to have your very own ancient Mermaid head over to Lynn's blog and follow her ETSY signs. She is the real creator of my fauxtique mermaid!!