Friday, March 1, 2013

I've got mad skills!

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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.      

10 comments:

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I love the expression on the mermaid's face! The whole concept is very creative.

I've never been snorkeling--I bet it's a whole different world down there.

Shirley said...

You are so kind, Sharon..thank you for your sweet words at the www.welovetoillustrate.com site. LOVE this illo!!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I think you are a beautiful murmaid.
love
tweedles

DJan said...

Scary! Exhilarating! But for me, it would have been mostly scary! :-)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh neat story. And I love the self portrait!

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

I've seen those big guys in HI, and I always give them a wide berth. Nice, talented painting of you painting, btw... :)

Hilary said...

That would have been so cool. What an experience. I'd probably only pee a little. ;)

Wonderful illustration. You are so talented.

Rosemary Aubut said...

Sounds scary, beautiful and exhilarating! Wow good for you! Love your mermaid look!

toemail said...

The mermaid looks like Sally Fields :)

Pat Tillett said...

Good story and great illustration! You do have skills...