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I've been making a splash in the art world for quite awhile. O.K., maybe just a ripple! But I thought my self portrait Mermaid Me was perfect for the www.illustrationfriday.com theme talent.
It shows me using my painting skills. I'm adding some color to my ocean lair. I finally used the word lair in a sentence. Nice.
I got to pretend I was a mermaid in Belize this winter. We did a little snorkeling. And we got up close and personal with giant sea turtles. It was one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had. But one of the turtles started swimming towards me. Da...dum. Da...dum. DadumDadumDadum.
I learned that I was no mermaid after all. I awkwardly tried to twist and flail out of harm's way. It didn't work. The turtle thumped into me. Of course I was unharmed and exhilarated. But later on the boat I found out that darned turtle took a big poke at me. Tastes like tourist. Not fish.